Explaining Second Language Learning I. by Lisa Kaci, Josephin Oberhokamp, Hendrik Fitzner & Camilla Honerlage. Table of content. Questions Behaviourism Mimicry and memorization The innatist perspective Universal Grammar “Monitor Model” Psychological theories
Explaining Second Language Learning I
by Lisa Kaci, Josephin Oberhokamp, Hendrik Fitzner & Camilla Honerlage
Formation of habit = language development
great emphasis on mimicry and memorization
All learners made nearly the same errors
Based on 5 hypotheses:
Less successful for second language acquisition
quicker automatic access
saw + ed
“language acquisition occurs without the necessity of a learner‘s focused attention or the need for any innate brain module that is specifically for language“
word order, grammatical markers and animacy of nouns
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