Accession Number:

ADA190967

Title:

The Role of Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition: A selected Literature Review

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 1985-Sep 1986

Corporate Author:

INTERAMERICA RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ROSSLYN VA

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This paper describes theoretical developments in the cognitive psychology of second language acquisition. One conclusion reached is that such theories have not been sufficiently developed to permit a descriptive analysis of the role learning strategies play in acquiring language skills. A second conclusion is that language skills have characteristics in common with other complex cognitive skills that can be described within the cognitive theory of John Anderson. Andersons theory is seen as having promise for serving as the foundation for a research model on the role of learning strategies in second language acquisition. Keywords English as a second language.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE