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ERIC Number: EJ903226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
The Spirituality of Second Language Acquisition
Jackson, Baxter
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v32 n1-2 p61-80 Jan-Dec 2006
Parallels between the reconstruction of self in Alcoholics Anonymous and the reconstruction of self in second language acquisition are drawn out and examined in three areas: ego deflation, identification at depth, and mutual assistance. These spiritual principles are shown to be theoretically and empirically supported in SLA literature and research. From these principles, learner strategies for dealing with affective factors that facilitate SLA and promote the formation of a new linguistic and cultural identity are outlined for immediate classroom implementation.
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Language: English
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