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ERIC Number: EJ951074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
Input, Intake, and Consciousness: The Quest for a Theoretical Foundation
Truscott, John; Smith, Michael Sharwood
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v33 n4 p497-528 Dec 2011
Over the last 40 years, there have been successive attempts to define or refine a set of key concepts intended to guide theory and experimentation in SLA. These include "input," "intake," and "consciousness." This article tries to take these attempts a stage further by integrating the conceptualization of these notions into a larger interdisciplinary framework called Modular Online Growth and Use of Language (MOGUL). Past work, which is problematic both in terms of the theoretical development itself and in terms of the way the resulting ideas have been applied, is critically reviewed. A reinterpretation of key concepts in MOGUL terms is presented, in hopes that this reformulation will provide a clearer theoretical understanding and serve as an improved foundation for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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