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Describe how the verb argument structure(VAC)subject+verb++lo… is learned by a second language learner?
why or how based on Ellis and Larsen-Freeman(2009) and Eskilsden(2008) all make the case that second language learning emerges from usage, from a learner's experience with a language

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    These are all an attempt to explain the connection between cignition, language and society or how acquisition occurs in SLA. Rather than a description, it is an explanation.

    Second language learning depends on many things: it is gradual and nonlinear. It depends upon the student's apge, aptitude, attitude, motivation, personality, input, cognitive style and learning strategies.

    The first thing my classes would do was to analyze the type of learning each student had. Some learn visually and therefore must SEE what is to be learned. Others learn orally and need to HEAR what is to be learned. Still others learn kinesthetically, which means it is necessary to be physically involved (TPR, total physical response, for example) and still others are a combination of these.

    Repetition is a key factor (usage/experience) because language has to be used/communicated.

    Consider how you learned your native language. The steps are similar - hearing it before seeing it, because the written word can interfere with the pronunciation. The last step is in writing the language. The natural learning process is to keep relearning so each time less is forgotten.

    Hopefully, some of this will clarify what you wanted to know.


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