[EDLING:799] Re: looking for article(s)

Bruce Evans evansb at SOU.EDU
Thu May 5 04:59:10 UTC 2005


You might check out the following:

Wong-Fillmore (1985) When does teacher talk work as input?  and Pica & Doughty (1985) Input and interaction in the communicative language classroom: a comparison of teacher-fronted and group activities.  Both are in Susan Gass & Carolyn Madden (eds.) Input in Second Language Acquisition. Newbury House.

Porter, P. (1986) How learners talk to each other: input and interraction in task-centered discussions.  In Day (ed.) Talking to learn: Conversation in second language acquisition. Newbury House.

The Pica & Doughty and Porter articles suggest that learners don't acquire non-target like features from each other (as I remember).

Bruce Evans
Education Department
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR  97520

>>> mankav at u.washington.edu 05/04/05 10:43 AM >>>
Dear colleagues,

I am looking for an article or more around the following issue - I have had supervisors in schools in the United States ask me whether students who are learning from a teacher who speaks her variety of English but who does not use all aspects of Standard American English English (e.g. "s" for plurals, lack of articles, etc.) will tranfer that to their own language development.  I remember from my SLA classes and readings that they do not - would any of you be able to help me with locating articles regarding this?

Thank you.

Manka M. Varghese
Assistant Professor
Language, literacy, and culture
University of Washingon
College of Education

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