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Kramsch, Claire J. – Issues and Developments in English and Applied Linguistics (IDEAL), 1988
Three areas of research (second language acquisition (SLA), foreign languages (FL), and foreign language learning (FLL) are examined briefly and distinguished, and their relationship is discussed. The definition of FLL is then considered in greater detail. It is proposed that as an area of inquiry, FLL is characterized by specific features of its…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Language Research, Learning Processes, Linguistic Theory
Andersen, Roger W. – Issues and Developments in English and Applied Linguistics (IDEAL), 1988
A discussion of research on naturalistic second language acquisition (SLA) focuses on its relationship to the foreign language classroom context. It is argued that to attempt to relate natural SLA to classroom foreign language learning (FLL), a coherent and consistent theoretical framework is needed. The Cognitive-Interactionist Model is developed…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Research, Interaction
Buss, Carol A. – Issues and Developments in English and Applied Linguistics (IDEAL), 1988
The importance of training second language learners in the patterns of occurrence of certain phonemes is discussed, focusing on the use of spelling as a primary predictor of pronunciation. Four different pronunciations of "ng" in English (as in "engaging, singer, changing, dangle") are used to illustrate this principle. A review of pronunciation…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Diachronic Linguistics, English (Second Language)
VanPatten, Bill – Issues and Developments in English and Applied Linguistics (IDEAL), 1988
Currently, the relationship between second language acquisition (SLA) and foreign language learning (FLL) is unidirectional, with theory and hypotheses flowing from SLA to FLL, and making FLL a subset of SLA. However, this relationship is an artificial one resting on debatable or even incorrect assumptions. These include the assumptions that: (1)…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Interprofessional Relationship
Hadley, Alice Omaggio – Issues and Developments in English and Applied Linguistics (IDEAL), 1988
Issues in second language teaching methodology are discussed in light of the concept of proficiency as defined in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. It is proposed that rather than think in terms of identifying one optimal methodology for all second language learners, the profession should be…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Language Proficiency, Language Research