Krashen Monitor Model Hypothesis

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ASSIGNMENT Topic: A critical analysis of Stephen Krashen’s “The Monitor Model Hypothesis” SUBJECT: Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics Course Code: 505 Submitted to: Md. Afaz Uddin, Lecturer Department of English Language and Literature Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University Submitted by: Rafiul Islam Shazu Roll=7112238 Masters 1st Semester Department of English Language and Literature Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University DATE: December17, 2012. A critical analysis of Stephen Krashen’s “The Monitor Model Hypothesis” The input hypothesis, also known as the monitor model, is a group of five hypotheses of second-language acquisition developed by the linguist Stephen Krashen in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s an ‘over-all’ theory supported by a large number of scientific studies. It is often termed as ‘Krashen-bashin’. Krashen originally formulated the input hypothesis as just one of the five hypotheses, but over time the term has come to refer to the five hypotheses as a group. The input hypothesis was first published in 1977.Krashen's hypotheses have been influential in language education, particularly in the United States. Stephen Krashen’s “Monitor model theory” has a large impact in second language teaching and research since the 1970s.It is often considered as the most comprehensive of existing theories of SLA. The theory has been very popular among SL/FL teachers in the USA. According to Krashen, his account provides a “overall theory” of second language acquisition. The theory or model is “based on an empirically grounded theory of SLA which has been supported by a large number of scientific studies in a wide variety of language and language context.”(Krashen and Terrel 1983).However, despite its comprehensiveness the theory is criticized by a number of scholar and researchers. Most of the criticisms arise because of its excessive claims. Moreover, the

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