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Lecture 5

LIN229H5 Lecture 5: Second language acquisition
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Lecture 5 Second language acquisition
-There are some conditions where young children may have a problem with their nervous
system, that they're not able to acquire language
-Poverty of the stimulus; you have very little formal input but somehow you manage to acquire
the grammar of your language perfectly
-Interlanguage grammar; it's neither of the first or second language, it's a combination of the two
to create a new grammar
-Positive/negative transfer: characteristics of L1 carry into the IL grammar
+ = aids you in the acquisition of the L2
-Communicative competency: are you able to communicate with competence as you need to?
The ability to use language in an appropriate social context or situation
Organizational competence: grammatical or textual competence
Pragmatic competence; illocutionary or sociolinguistic competence
-Cognitive revolution
-A lot of people thought that language acquisition was more like behaviour, like the example of
Pavlov's dogs
-Research wants to know how the second language grammar develops
-Tabula rasa means clean/blank slate
How do you come up with building blocks for the organization of language if we start with
absolutely nothing?
-We have this mental grammar that's innate in us; this allows us to acquire language as
children
-Noam Chomsky talked about the idea of grammar and that language is innate
-The idea behind UG (universal grammar) is that the rules behind language is that it's not
necessarily hard wired
-For example; our word order in English is Subject Verb Object, whereas in Japanese it
would be Subject Object Verb
-The first language is acquired completely without error
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Lecture 5 Second language acquisition There are some conditions where young children may have a problem with their nervous system, that theyre not able to acquire language Poverty of the stimulus; you have very little formal input but somehow you manage to acquire the grammar of your language perfectly Interlanguage grammar; its neither of the first or second language, its a combination of the two to create a new grammar Positivenegative transfer: characteristics of L1 carry into the IL grammar + = aids you in the acquisition of the L2 Communicative competency: are you able to communicate with competence as you need to? The ability to use language in an appropriate social context or situation Organizational competence: grammatical or textual competence Pragmatic competence; illocutionary or sociolinguistic competence Cognitive revolution A lot of people thought that language acquisition was more like behaviour, like the example of Pavlovs dogs Research wants to know how the second language grammar develops Tabula rasa means cleanblank slate How do you come up with building blocks for the organization of language if we start with absolutely nothing? We have this mental grammar thats innate in us; this allows us to acquire language as children Noam Chomsky talked about the idea of grammar and that language is innate The idea behind UG (universal grammar) is that the rules behind language is that its not necessarily hard wired For example; our word order in English is Subject Verb Object, whereas in Japanese it would be Subject Object Verb The first language is acquired completely without error
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