Noticing hypothesis

The noticing hypothesis was proposed by Richard Schmidt in 1990. He stated that features of language cannot be learned unless they have been noticed[1]. Noticing alone does not mean it is automatically acquired, but it is the essential starting point. Still debated is the question whether a learner must consciously notice something.[2] This hypothesis is part of cognitivist perspective of second language acquisition.

See also

References

  1. ^ H.S. Venkatagiri, John M. Levis "Phonological Awareness and Speech Comprehensibility: An Exploratory Study" Language Awareness. Vol. 16, Iss. 4, 2009
  2. ^ Lightbown, P.-M. and Spada, N.(2006). Explaining second language learning. How Languages are Learned p. 29-50, p. 44f.



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Input Hypothesis — Comprehensible input redirects here. For input in language learning in the general sense, see Second language acquisition. The Input Hypothesis is one of five hypotheses of second language acquisition proposed by Stephen Krashen. It is also often …   Wikipedia

  • Critical period hypothesis — The critical period hypothesis is the subject of a long standing debate in linguistics and language acquisition over the extent to which the ability to acquire language is biologically linked to age. The hypothesis claims that there is an ideal… …   Wikipedia

  • Comprehensible output — In the field of Second Language Acquisition, there are many theories about the most effective way for language learners to acquire new language forms. One theory of language acquisition is the Comprehensible Output Hypothesis. Developed by… …   Wikipedia

  • Multilingualism — Bilingual redirects here. For the journal, see Bilingualism (journal). For other uses, see Bilingual (disambiguation). For multilingualism in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Multilingual coordination Multilingualism is the act of using, or promoting the …   Wikipedia

  • Contrastive analysis — This article is about contrastive analysis in second language acquisition. For contrastive analysis in historical linguistics, see comparative linguistics. Contrastive analysis is the systematic study of a pair of languages with a view to… …   Wikipedia

  • Order of acquisition — Main article: Second language acquisition The order of acquisition is a concept in language acquisition that all learners of a given language will learn the grammatical features of that language in roughly the same order. This phenomenon has been …   Wikipedia

  • Multi-competence — is a concept in second language acquisition formulated by Vivian Cook that refers to the knowledge of more than one language in one person s mind.[1] From the multicompetence perspective, the different languages a person speaks are seen as one… …   Wikipedia

  • Code-switching — This article is about the use of more than one language in speech. For the use of multiple languages in writing, see Macaronic language. Sociolinguistics Areas of study …   Wikipedia

  • Language transfer — (also known as L1 interference, linguistic interference, and crossmeaning) refers to speakers or writers applying knowledge from their native language to a second language. It is most commonly discussed in the context of English language learning …   Wikipedia

  • Defense Language Aptitude Battery — The Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) is a test used by the United States Department of Defense to test an individual s potential for learning a foreign language. It is used to determine who may pursue training as a military linguist. It… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.