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here-and-now principle


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


The content of speech addressed to young L1 learners is oriented to what they know: topics concern the immediate environment (the ‘here’) and current events (the ‘now’). Since L1 acquisition is rapid and successful, the assumption is that the here-and-now helps learners decode the linguistic input they receive. By extension, the here-and-now principle in L2 learning proposes that input which makes use of the immediate context will enable L2 learners to identify rapidly the linguistic properties of the L2. (See monitor model .) ( 1981 ). Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning . Oxford : Pergamon . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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