ERIC Number: ED371586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Simplification: A Viewpoint in Outline. Appendix.
Tickoo, Makhan L.
This essay examines language simplification for second language learners as a linguistic and a pedagogic phenomenon, posing questions for further study by considering past research. It discusses linguistic simplification (LS) in relation to the development of artificial languages, such as Esperanto, "pidgin" languages, Basic English, motherese, teacher-talk, and foreigner talk. LS is also considered in relation to first language acquisition. Pedagogic simplification (PS) is discussed in light of the development of frequency-based word lists, graded readers, criticism of simplified learner materials, modification rather than simplification of learner materials, and the schema theory of teaching and learning. (MDM)
Descriptors: Caregiver Speech, Educational Media, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Language Attitudes, Language Research, Language Usage, Pidgins, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Word Lists
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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