The Strengths and Limitations of Acquisition: A Case Study of an Untutored Language Learner

dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Richard W. en_US
dc.contributor.department University of Hawaii at Manoa. Department of English as a Second Language. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-15T00:58:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-15T00:58:24Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to describe the progress made in learning English by a learner who has pursued the acquisition option over a period of five years. I will first describe the learner, "W," attempting to provide a fairly rich characterization of his personality, background, work and the social world he lives in. I will then provide a fairly broad (though partial) characterization of what has been acquired by W, as well as what has not been acquired. Finally, I will try to evaluate some current theories of second language acquisition, by discussing the degree to which they would predict or explain W's strengths and weaknesses in language learning. en_US
dc.format.digitalorigin reformatted digital en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/38650
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartof University of Hawai'i Working Papers in English as a Second Language 2(2)
dc.subject language acquisition en_US
dc.subject unconscious en_US
dc.subject conscious en_US
dc.subject leaning environment en_US
dc.subject learning interaction en_US
dc.subject.fast Language acquisition en_US
dc.subject.fast Subconsciousness en_US
dc.subject.fast Social interaction en_US
dc.title The Strengths and Limitations of Acquisition: A Case Study of an Untutored Language Learner en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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