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Spolsky the following examines the stipulations below which languages are realized, and the way studying regarding educating. His idea, set out within the type of a choice version, emphasizes the necessity to be exact and transparent at the nature of the pursuits and results of studying, and to acknowledge the complexity of the concept that of "knowing a moment language."

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Thus, structural approaches will be severely limited if they wish to deal with the modern forms of the language. 18 There is another issue concerned with variety. In the assessment of an individual’s proficiency in a second (or for that matter a first) language, one central problem is distinguishing the degree of control from the kind of control. The structural model suggests generally that control is on a single gradient; the functional model generally recognizes that control is over a varied collection of styles, registers, etc.

In this sense, interlanguage would represent the knowledge of the idealized speaker in a homogeneous community of second language speakers. In other words, it is a claim that second language speakers share a system that is distinct from the system of native speakers. While there are in fact situations where this can be true (for example, the development of a pidgin, a form of a language that is used only as a second language among communities isolated by geographical or social distance from the native speakers of the language), we are usually more interested in second language learners who consider themselves and are considered by others to be aiming at a variety represented in the language of native speakers.

Finally, Chapter 14 will summarize the model and discuss the implications of an expert system as a method of setting it out and testing it and of other formal models including the implications of recent research on Parallel Distributed Processing. Notes 1 The problem of dealing with complex causal models is discussed in Chapters 13 and 14. 2 Graded conditions are similar in many ways to the probability statements on linguistic variables that Labov proposes; typicality conditions are similar to the approach of prototypical semantics.

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