To what extent does the quality of input affect the process and ultimate attainment in second language acquisition?


Term Paper, 2007

10 Pages, Grade: 1,0


Abstract or Introduction

This essay addresses a question which is central to input research, namely to what extent the quality of input has an effect on SLA, particularly on the learner's ability to comprehend. Thereby the term 'quality' shall be interpreted as referring to any impact of modified input and negotiated interaction that is not related to its amount or frequency. After a brief review of Krashen's Input Hypothesis, Long's Interaction Hypothesis and Swain’s Comprehensible Output Hypothesis, I will then proceed to suggest ways in which Foreigner Discourse modifications might facilitate SLA. I shall also review a number of studies dealing with (un)modified input-SLA relationships, among which are Long’s (1985) and Gass & Varonis' (1994) study. Due to the constraints imposed upon this essay, I will of course be drawing upon a very small selection of the pertinent literature.

Details

Title
To what extent does the quality of input affect the process and ultimate attainment in second language acquisition?
College
University of Edinburgh  (English Language and Linguistics Department)
Course
Second Language Acquisition
Grade
1,0
Author
Year
2007
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V86181
ISBN (eBook)
9783638016421
ISBN (Book)
9783638917971
File size
391 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Second, Language, Acquisition
Quote paper
Verena Schörkhuber (Author), 2007, To what extent does the quality of input affect the process and ultimate attainment in second language acquisition?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/86181

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