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First Language Acquisition

Chapter Two Brown, H. Douglas. (2007) Principles of Language Learning and Teaching. (5th ed.) White Plains, NY: Pearson
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Carmen Macharaschwili

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Transcript of First Language Acquisition

Behaviorist
-tabula rasa
-stimuli: linguistic
responses
-conditioning
-reinforcement
mediating
response
Nativist
-innate predispositions
(LAD/UG)
-systematic,
rule-governed
acquisition
-creative construction
-'pivot' grammar
-parallel distributed
processing
Mediation
Theory
Functional
-constructivist
-social interaction
-coginition and
language
-functions of language
-discourse
3 months
6 months
12 months
3 years
How Does all of this apply to the classroom?
Series Method Gouin
Direct Method Berlitz
The Natural Approach
Krashen & Terell

Audiolingual Method
Discussion:
Consider how children learn their first language and figure out inductively what some of the child's "secrets" are that enable them to acquire a language seemingly efficiently.

So....what can we do? What can you do?
Chomsky
Skinner
Krashen
Pinker
Universal Grammar
Language Acquisition Device
(LAD)
Function
The Language Instinct
The Natural Approach
linguistic universals: if x than y (n + v)
sequence of language development
pidgin/creole/Nicaraguan sign language
How does a child aquire his/her first language?
Chapter 2:
First Language Acquisition

Stages of Language Acquistion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqd7OdJoLn0
Which method do you use?
First Language Acquisition and the Achievement Gap
Examine the following quotes from the chapter and discuss implications for the classroom:
• pg. 31 "the human brain performs better when it is exposed to more than one language"

• pg. 32 the idea of communicative competence

• pg. 34 Wells "teachers should encourage children to explore their understandings and use language for making meaning rather than asking students to respond to their specific questions looking for formulaic answers"
Look at his four specific suggestions and discuss if and how you can or will incorporate these ideas in your classroom. Include a discussion about how this applies to writing. (pg. 36)

• pg. 35 Discuss Heath’s Study and what it means to incorporate Funds of Knowledge into the Classroom

• BioLinguistics, pg. 39, Langauge and the Brain, pg. 47…Connectionist theory
What do you think of these ideas and how might they apply to the classroom?
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