Theories of second-language learning

@inproceedings{Mclaughlin1987TheoriesOS,
  title={Theories of second-language learning},
  author={B. Mclaughlin},
  year={1987}
}
Contrastive Analysis, Error Analysis, Markedness Theory, Universal Grammar and Monitor Theory and their Contributions to Second Language Learning
TLDR
Five theories of L2 acquisition are described and compared: Contrastive Analysis, Error Analysis, Markedness Theory, Universal Grammar and Monitor Theory, and their contributions to L2 learning are explained and the criticism of each theory is shown. Expand
The Effects of Deductive and Inductive Interventions on Developing Iranian EFL Learners' Pragmatic Competence: An Investigation of the Speech Act of Request
أت نازومآ نابز یسانش دربراک ییاناوت شرتسگ رب میقتسم ریغ و میقتسم شزومآ ریث تساوخرد تفگراک یسررب :یناریا 2یهلا ضیف مانهب ،*1یحتف لیلج هدیکچ لاس زا یلمع تاقیقحت زا یعیسو مجح 1990 و یلصا تارثا ، نابزExpand
Complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) development in L2 writing: the effects of proficiency level, learning environment, text type, and time among Saudi EFL learners
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Effects of task complexity, glossing and working memory on L2 reading and L2 learning
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Examining how task complexity and glossing affect L2 learners’ reading processes and comprehension, as well as their learning of target L2 constructions finds that reading processes were considerably influenced by task complexity, but reading comprehension scores were not influenced by either task complexity or glossing. Expand
Development of a Framework for Teaching L2 English as a Situated Practice in Malawi
In response to the demands of 21st century teacher preparation practices, this developmental study was instigated bythe need to employ appropriate strategies in the teaching of English as secondExpand
Acquisition of English Passive Constructions by Dholuo Speaking Pupils
A thesis submitted to the school of humanities and social sciences in the fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in applied linguistics, Kenyatta University
Pushing for processing: The roles of depth of processing, working memory, and reactivity on comprehension
VanPatten’s (1996, 2004) Primacy of Meaning Principle claims that second language learners process for meaning before they process for form. Previous research has empirically tested this principleExpand
UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR AND ITS EFFECT ON L 1 AND L 2 ACQUISITION
The aim of this paper is to convey why Chomsky’s theory of language, namely, Universal Grammar (UG), is stimulating and adventurous and why it has significant consequences for all the people workingExpand
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