Home » To what extent does the quality of input affect the process and ultimate attainment in second language acquisition? by Verena Schörkhuber
To what extent does the quality of input affect the process and ultimate attainment in second language acquisition? Verena Schörkhuber

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

Verena Schörkhuber

Published March 4th 2008
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
16 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Edinburgh (English Language and Linguistics Department), course: Second Language Acquisition, 21 entries in the bibliography,MoreSeminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Edinburgh (English Language and Linguistics Department), course: Second Language Acquisition, 21 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 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 learners 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 Krashens Input Hypothesis, Longs 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.