10 e 11/09/2009
Still characterizing and discussing (and):
- nativeness: native speaker (NS) vc nonnative speaker (NNS)
- competence and performance
- emphasizing the biological nature of human language
- defining a language in terms of linguistics
- The Chomskyan perspective on language acquisition
Learning continuum: when you start learning a language, where do you stand in relation to the target language (TL)? Where do you expect to be when you "finish" your course/process? Do you feel you got there already?
A good grammar must have explanatory and descriptive power
A differentiation between receptive skills (listening and reading) and productive skills (speaking and writing). The native speaker also has performance differences between these two sets. Only, however, the native speaker has the "illusion" that s/he can understand everything in her/his native language.
We will compare the grammatical judgment between sentences in English and Portuguese.