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ENG504: Second Language Acquisition
Second language acquisition and learning occur when the acquisition of the first language is established. For example, a child who speaks Hindi as a first language starts learning English when he first goes to school. English is learned through the process of acquiring a second language. In fact, a young child can learn a second language faster than an adult can learn the same language. ENG504 Handouts pdf
ENG504 Handouts pdf
Course Category: English ENG504 Handouts pdf
1. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition 2. Nature of Language, Modularity, and SLA Variability 3. Creativity, Second Language Use, and Learning 4. Second Language Use and Performance Perspective 5. Differences Between Individual Learners 6. Behaviorism and First Language Acquisition 7. Second Language Learning and Krashen’s Monitor Model 8. SLA Hypotheses 9. Second Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar 10. Universal Grammar and First Language Acquisition 11. Universal Grammar and Second Language Learning 12. Evaluation of Universal Grammar and Cognitive Approaches 13. Models of Second Language Learning 14. Learning strategies and Second Language Learning 15. Theories of Second Language Processing and Connectionism 16. Evaluation of Cognitive Approaches and Functional Perspectives
17. Cognitive, Textual, Social Orientations and Functionalism 18. Functionalism and Interaction in Second Language Learning 19. Input and Interaction in Second Language Acquisition 20. Consciousness Raising, Negative Feedback, and Negative Evidence 21. Input Processing and Autonomous Induction Theory 22. Interactionist Approach and Sociocultural Theory 23. Aspects of Sociocultural Theory 24. Activity Theory, Private Speech, and Scaffolding 25. Empirical Evidence and Socio-cultural Aspects of Language Learning 26. Second Language Socialization and Identity Construction 27. Investment and Social Identities in Second Language Acquisition 28. Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Language Learning and Second Language Research
29. Institutional Policies and the Role of L1 in L2 Learning 30. Facilitative Role of L1 31. Different Aspects of L1 32. Language Awareness and L1 33. The Facilitation of L1 in Second Language Learning 34. The Role of L1 in Second Language Learning 35. Factors Influencing SLA 36. Different Learning Styles and Strategies 37. Second Language Learning and Learner Motivation 38. Language Theories and Second Language Learner 39. Myths Related to SLA 40. Culture Difference and Identity 41. Teaching/ Learning of Culture in Second Language Classrooms 42. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching 43. Focus on Form and Types of Instructions 44. Explicit Instruction and Production Practice 45. Input and SLA Pedagogy. ENG504 Handouts pdf
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ENG504: Second Language Acquisition
The term ‘second language’ includes languages other than the indigenous language, the languages of wide communication encountered locally or socially, and foreign languages. Learning can be formal, formal and informal, or informal and informal.
Second Language Acquisition
Acquiring a second language (SLA) is a field of study that focuses on students and learning rather than teachers and teachers. The SLA component addresses basic questions of how learners enter a foreign language program and how they use that language system during comprehension and speech production.
Language development, like all human development, will be largely determined by the nature of the environment and may be very limited unless the surrounding environment is appropriate. A renewed environment is needed to develop natural curiosity, ingenuity, and ingenuity, and to enable our biological potential to be exposed. That the course of development is largely determined internally does not mean that it will continue without care, encouragement, and opportunity (Chomsky, 1960).
Linguists are very interested in ‘property theory.’ They are concerned with language structure and how language changes; how certain words become obsolete; how certain features lead to the addition of new words and integration into the grammar. In architectural theory, grammar is important.
Transition theory focuses on language development processes. It is interested in finding different stages of learning in a second language learner. It can be linked to learning a first language which deals with different stages of learning in a child’s life and how that learning is different or similar to learning a second language.