What?. Second Language Acquisition.2. Roml 700 Fall 2012. I know what this is!. But what are we supposed to do with it?. BUT…. “Helping Learners to learn does not require an understanding of SLA phenomena.” ICoSLA (International Commission on Second Language Acquisition).
But what are we supposed to do with it?
Ronald Langacker: “grammar is conceptualization”
I + 1
Single dimension: right-brain to left-brain
Acquisition Learning hypothesis
Natural Order hypothesis
Affective Filter hypothesis
ZPD: Lev Vigotsky, 1978
Selinker, L. (1972). Interlanguage. IRAL, 10, (3), 209-231.
Lack of empathy with TL speakers
Proper descriptions of successful L2 users:
unique characteristics of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
World Language Placement Tests
developedat Brigham Young
Achievement and Placement