Non-Fiction Books:

Performance and Competence in Second Language Acquisition

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Description

This original collection revisits and re-evaluates Chomsky's classic competence/performance distinction from a wide variety of perspectives and areas of expertise. The discussion is placed within a broad framework, taking account of a view of language both as a societal construct and as internal, developing within the mind and/or brain. Renowned experts in the fields of lexis, sociolinguistics, connectionism, Universal Grammar, language testing and interlanguage draw together ideas from the most recent developments in second language learning and psychological theory. Germane to their debate is the question of whether it is helpful, or in principle possible, to draw a distinction between competence and performance in second language learning. The volume will be of interest to teachers, researchers and students of applied linguistics, education and general linguistics.
Release date Australia
March 28th, 1996
Contributors
Edited by Gillian Brown Edited by John Williams Edited by Kirsten Malmkjaer
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
15 Tables, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
224
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9780521558617
Product ID
2364474

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