The Interaction Hypothesis: A Critical Evaluation.

  title={The Interaction Hypothesis: A Critical Evaluation.},
  author={Rod Ellis},
The oral interaction hypothesis, proposed by Long and investigated by Pica, in second language (L2) acquisition is critiqued. The interaction hypothesis advances two major claims about the role of interaction in L2 acquisition: (1) comprehensible input is necessary for L2 acquisitIon; and (2) modifications to the interactional structure o. conversations that take place in the process W.' negotiating a communication problem help make input comprehensible to an L2 learner. Changes tnat have taken… CONTINUE READING

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