Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Adding to Prompt 6
FYI: We have been reading this book in our grammar class: Focus on Form in Classroom Second Language Acquisition by Catherine Doughty (Editor), Jessica Williams (Editor), 1998, Cambridge University Press, New York. We have just read an article by Merrill Swain, who has examined and championed the concept of output and of the importance of language learners "noticing" features in their language and in their interlanguage. So, the response to Prompt 6 regarding output was fresh on my brain, due to our recent class discussion.