Describe the overhead transparencies metaphor proposed by Hatch. Do you believe that artificial intelligence research can solve this problem?
Language consists of many constituents and each of them is full of disagreements and irregularities. At this stage Hatch et el. is trying to find a pattern amongst these irregularities of components. Scholars did not reach an end for language its, there is no conclusive definition for language, Which could show us that we do not know language fully or even near fully.
Hatch is saying why do not we try to put all SLA theories on transparencies and place them over each other over overhead projector and try to consistency among them. She suggesting that we should into language through its different angels instead of focusing on each angle alone. Focusing on grammar alone may get some result that are not applicable to vocabulary teaching and instead we should shift our attention to a bigger domain which the whole language.
Artificial intelligence can help in teaching language but it is not going to resolve the problem of language teaching fully. Simply because artificial thinking is human product and up till now humans do not understand SLA fully therefore, how could we expect that their product will surpass them.
Why can't second language educators, foreign language educators, psychologists, theoretical linguists, anthropologists, and applied linguistics agree on acquisition/learning theories according to Long? Use Long's eight components to evaluate the Critical Period Hypothesis.
They cannot reach an end because every one of them is taking a different way and a result of that they cannot reach a mutual end. A psycholinguist’s view toward language is different from anthropologist or applied linguistics, therefore agreed end is difficult for them.
The problem with CPH is that it is so strong in its claim without evidence for such a claim, therefore it would not stand strong in front of Long’s tool. First, it is not acceptable according to the first element as CPH does not cover language features universally. Second, CPH consider environmental factors in language learning. Third, the third criterion represents CPH fully. Fourth, as for the second CPH does not consider affective factors. Fifth, CPH does reach the idea of consciousness. Sixth, CPH dos not regard the idea of input as a factor in learning language plainly. Seventh, CPH would not stand fully before the seventh criterion. Eighth, CPH goes in accordance with one part of the last criterion but not with incremental learning, which lead me to give CPH credit for the third one only.
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