LINGUIST List 16.776

Mon Mar 14 2005

Disc: Re: 16.763, Disc: Controversies in Applied Ling

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Message 1: Re: 16.763, Disc: Controversies in Applied Ling

Date: 14-Mar-2005
From: James Jenkins <J3cubeaol.com>
Subject: Re: 16.763, Disc: Controversies in Applied Ling


Applause for Ronald Sheen! The field is scandalously short of data. When are
we going to furnish hard data about what our methods produce? For example, we
hear all the time that there is nothing we can do about improving pronunciation
of L2. But there is a growing body of *experimental data* that perception and
production in L2 can be improved by training programs. What is the evidence
that would say we can't do it?

James J. Jenkins


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Language Acquisition
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