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To the present state of development of their second language knowledge). What this means is that learners need the chance to talk with native speakers in a fairly open-ended way, to ask questions and to clarify meanings when they do not immediately understand. Under these conditions, it is believed that the utterances that result will be at the right level of difficulty to promote learning: in Krashen's terms, they will provide true 'comprehensible input'. g. Long, 1996), whose work is discussed in Chapter 6.

Which were relatively fixed and slow to change. , as being constantly 28 Second language learning theories reconstructed through ongoing second-language experience and secondlanguage interaction. 6 Links with social practice Is SLL theory 'useful'? Does it have any immediate practical applications in the real world, most obviously in the second language classroom? In our field, theorists have been and remain divided on this point. Beretta and colleagues (1993) argued for 'pure' theory in SLL, uncluttered by requirements for practical application.

98). Work in this tradition has some continuing influence on second or foreign language pedagogy (Howatt, 1988, p. 25) despite the many criticisms it has suffered, which we will now discuss. 2 Behaviourism under attack Starting in the 1950s and continuing in the 1960s, both linguistics and psychology witnessed major developments. Linguistics saw a shift from structural linguistics, which was based on the description of the surface structure of a large corpus of language, to generative linguistics that emphasized the rule-governed and creative nature of human language.

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