Filters in second language learning: findings from a six-year study on language acquisition

Vineetha, C.B. and Arun Kumar, A (2017) Filters in second language learning: findings from a six-year study on language acquisition. Language and language teaching, 6 (1). pp. 19-23. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

First and second language acquisition differs mainly in the cognitive filters acting at different levels in the process of acquiring language. Dulay and Burt (1977) proposed the affective filter hypothesis which was later included by Krashen (1985) in his five input hypotheses. According to this hypothesis, motivation, attitude, anxiety, and selfconfidence constitute affect. Higher affective filter translates into lower second language learning and vice versa, which accounts for the differences between first and second language learning (Du, 2009). This affective filter is not present in first language acquisition. In this study, we aim to identify and understand these filters and their relevance in current language teaching trends and how they can be effectively employed in the classroom.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Second Language Acquisition, SLA, interlanguage
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Language and Language Teaching
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2018 15:40
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2018 15:40
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1065
Publisher URL: http://azimpremjifoundation.org/foundation-publica...

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