Thursday, March 30, 2006

Langage Acquisition

Remembering Brown's Order of Acquisition, Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition, and the Order of Sound Acquisition, could you comment on if acquisition (not learning) of second/foreign language is possible in Foreign Language Classrooms?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Origins of Language and The Future of Language

This week we have studied the 3 approaches to the question of "the origins of language", "The Divine Theory", "The Evolution Theory" and "The Social Theory". Bearing these and the nature of language(last week's question) in mind, could you please foresee the future of the language? Try to picturize the future world in language context.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

What is Language?

Here are some of the anwers your classmates have given for the question "What is Language". Based on these, could you make an attempt to make up a more wholistic answer. Before answering you might want to consider the discussions we've had during the class on Monday.

"Communicative device, and open- ended" (Emine)
"Expression of thoughts and feelings" (Saadet & Elif)
"Alive" (Mustafa & Elçin)
"Significant part of culture" (Yasin)
"Meaningful chain of sounds" (Pınar)
"Great power and weakness" (Samet)The ability to get the word combinations together (Seda
"Language is interaction, a certain system of signs" (Sine)
"Verbal: the way to express our thoughts" (Narin)
"is culture" (Demet)
"istediğimiz şekilde kullanabileceğimiz bir paradır" (Derya)
"Mirror of our mind" (Şenol)
"Something about practical thinking" (Kübra)
"Construction based on words" (Fikret)
"Dil bir oyun hamurudur" (Yağmur)
"That chains people together" (Hatice)
"Tool to earn money" (Gamze)

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