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Author Wright, David Allan
Title The reciprocal nature of Universal Grammar and language learning strategies in computer assisted language learning
Descript 80 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0049
Director: Mary Wildner-Bassett
Thesis (M.A.)--The University of Arizona, 1992
The research presented here begins with an overview of the transformation that has occurred in second language acquisition (SLA) theory and pedagogy over the past twenty years. The author maintains that the general use of computer assisted language learning (CALL) is not in line with current SLA theory and practice, and that the ideal role of CALL should be to encourage the integration of SLA theory and pedagogy. Research is presented on Universal Grammar (UG) and language learning strategies (LLS) along with three corollaries suggesting that CALL could be directed to enhance a learner's use of LLS, which would result in making UG parameter resetting more efficient. The author then presents the findings of two empirical studies: the first study validates the usefulness of LLS, and the second study confirms that CALL can enhance the use of LLS. CALL must be applied within the framework of current SLA theory so that it can become an even more useful tool in the learner-centered, proficiency-oriented classroom
School code: 0009
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 31-01
Subject Education, Language and Literature
Language, General
Education, Technology of
Alt Author The University of Arizona
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