Social aspects of interlanguage. Three social models of L2 acquisition stylistic continuum The acculturation model Social identity and investment. 1. Interlanguage as a stylistic continuum (Elaine Tarone ) .
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Three social models of L2 acquisition
The acculturation model
Social identity and investment
Learners develop a capability for using the L2, and this capability comprises different styles
The Japanese learners and how they find difficulty to learn the sound /z/
This theory suggests that social factors, mediated through the interaction that learners take part in, influence both how quickly they learn and the actual route that they follow
A case study:
Pidginization takes place when learners are unable or unwilling to adapt to a new culture because of the social distance and psychological distance from L2 group
Language learners have complex social identities that can be understood in term of the power relations that shape social structures
Learning is successful when learners are able to summon up or construct an identity that enables them to impose their right to be heard and become the subject of the discourse
To become the subject of the discourse, this requires investment in which learners use their efforts to increase the value of their cultural capital