On Perspectives of Linguistic Intuition for Foreign Language Teaching

| November 19, 2011
Title
On Perspectives of Linguistic Intuition for Foreign Language Teaching

Keywords: linguistic intuition, innateness, tacit knowledge, procedural and declarative knowledge, universal grammar (UG) language awareness, acceptability judgments, corpus, semantics, relativism

Authors
Duncan Wotley
University of Kitakyushu, Japan

Bio Data
Duncan Wotley has been involved with second-language education in Japan and Australia since 1995. He currently works as an Associate Professor at the University of Kitakyushu. His interests are second-language acquisition, pedagogical and linguistic intuition and their relevance to language teaching-learning as well as globalization and language learning.

Abstract
This paper contends that second-language pedagogy needs to conceive of its own set of descriptors for linguistic intuition in a way that makes practical and universal sense for language teachers. It suggests that second-language pedagogy is yet to grasp the role of linguistic intuition in language teaching because no means have been put forward to identify and capt

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Category: Teaching Articles, Volume 56