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ERIC Number: EJ228038
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
The Optimal Distance Model of Second Language Acquisition.
Brown, H. Douglas
TESOL Quarterly, v14 n2 p157-64 Jun 1980
It is argued that acculturation, anomie, social distance, and perceived social distance rather than biological factors define a critical period independent of the age of the learner for second language acquisition. Suggestions for planning instructional strategies and selecting materials based on this hypothesis are given. (PMJ)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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