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Current Issues in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Teaching

John B. Carroll
TESOL Quarterly
Vol. 5, No. 2 (Jun., 1971), pp. 101-114
DOI: 10.2307/3585992
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3585992
Page Count: 14
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Current Issues in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Teaching
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Abstract

It is urged that there is no real conflict between the "audiolingual habit" and "cognitive-code learning" theories as applied to language teaching. It is false to make an opposition between rule-governed behavior and language habits. The notion of habit is, however, more general than that of rule, and is not as conceptually inadequate as sometimes claimed. The learning of second languages requires both the acquisition of knowledge about rules and the formation of the habits described by these rules. Language teaching procedures can be improved by application of psychological knowledge concerning the learning of language habits. It is stressed that situational meaning must be incorporated into language rules where it is applicable, and that the corresponding language habits must be made contingent upon these situational meanings.

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