Multiple factors in second language acquisition: The CASP model

Filipovic, Luna and Hawkins, John A. (2013) Multiple factors in second language acquisition: The CASP model. Linguistics, 51 (1). pp. 145-176. ISSN 1613-396X

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We propose a new model of second language acquisition consisting of multiple interacting principles and inspired by work on complex adaptive systems. The model is referred to as CASP, short for complex adaptive system principles for second language acquisition. It is informed by a broad range of linguistic and psycholinguistic research and supported empirically by recent second language research studies based on a learner corpus. The novelty of our model lies in the definitions that we propose for a number of general and specific principles of learning, in the interactions that we demonstrate between them, in the predictions that we make and illustrate empirically, and in our integration of research findings from numerous areas of the language sciences. The result is a broadly based theory of SLA, which can potentially solve some of the traditional puzzles in this field, e.g., involving when transfer from an L1 does and does not occur.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperating and competing principles,complex adaptive systems,l1 transfer into l2,learning and processing,multifactor model of second language acquisition
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 15:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 08:42
DOI: 10.1515/ling-2013-0005

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