ERIC Number: ED448606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Writing as Cultural Competence: A Study of the Relationship between Mother Tongue and Foreign Language Learning within a Framework of Learner Autonomy. CLCS Occasional Paper.
Aase, Laila; Fenner, Anne-Brit; Little, David; Trebbi, Turid
Writing figures prominently in accounts of foreign language learning that is specially concerned with promoting the development of learner autonomy. Writing things down plays a prominent role in the autonomous foreign language classroom. The learner texts presented and discussed in this paper invite reflection on three issues of general importance for foreign language teaching: (1) foreign language proficiency involves a great deal more than morphosyntactic accuracy; (2) the cultural component in foreign language learning can never be wholly detached from the cultural competence that all learners have developed in their first language environment; (3) learner texts are assembled in a patchwork fashion, which simultaneously raises issues of intertextuality and the limits of the toleration of plagiarism as a language learning technique. "Writing Strategies in Mother Tongue and Foreign Language Learning: Some Examples from Pupils' Work" is discussed by Laila Aase. "Mother Tongue and Foreign Language Learning: Some Aspects of a Mutual Relationship" is discussed by Turid Trebbi. "Text Competence and the Interrelationship between Mother Tongue and Foreign Language Learning" is discussed by Anne-Brit Fenner. (Contains 32 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Trinity Coll., Dublin (Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies.