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Cognitivism, adaptive intelligence, and second language acquisition

Cognitivism, adaptive intelligence, and second language acquisition Abstract There is no doubt that the “cognitive revolution,” in tandem with a focus on second language teaching, gave birth to the organized study of second language acquisition (SLA). In this sense, SLA studies has always been a cognitive science, although calls have recently been made to reemphasize and strengthen the connection. This paper: 1) reviews the cognitivist vision of mind/brain which has historically dominated both cognitive science and SLA studies; 2) describes how cognitive science has changed in recent years; and 3) introduces an alternative paradigm in cognitive science, adaptive intelligence , which may help us to better understand SLA. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Linguistics Review de Gruyter

Cognitivism, adaptive intelligence, and second language acquisition

Applied Linguistics Review , Volume 3 (2) – Oct 10, 2012

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de Gruyter
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1868-6303
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1868-6311
DOI
10.1515/applirev-2012-0010
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Abstract

Abstract There is no doubt that the “cognitive revolution,” in tandem with a focus on second language teaching, gave birth to the organized study of second language acquisition (SLA). In this sense, SLA studies has always been a cognitive science, although calls have recently been made to reemphasize and strengthen the connection. This paper: 1) reviews the cognitivist vision of mind/brain which has historically dominated both cognitive science and SLA studies; 2) describes how cognitive science has changed in recent years; and 3) introduces an alternative paradigm in cognitive science, adaptive intelligence , which may help us to better understand SLA.

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Applied Linguistics Reviewde Gruyter

Published: Oct 10, 2012

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