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PA Performance Analysis

Paradox of Language Acquisition The limited amount of comprehensible input that children receive is mathematically insufficient for them to determine grammatical principles, yet somehow they are still able to do so.

Paralinguistic refers to the non-verbal elements of communication used to modify meaning and convey emotion. Paralanguage may be expressed consciously or unconsciously, and it includes the pitch, volume, and, in some cases, intonation of speech. Sometimes the definition is restricted to vocally-produced sounds. The study of paralanguage is known as paralinguistics.

Performance Standards “Identify the level of performance on a specific assessment task and scoring rubric that students must attain in order to function at a basic, proficient, or advanced level.” (Anderson, 1983, 1990: Joneset al. 1987) from (O’Malley & Pierce, Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners, 1996, p. 26)These show what students know and are able to demonstrate in a given task.

Phoneme A finite set of sounds that make a difference for meaning. Ex: /p/ and /b/.

Phonemic System

Procedural Knowledge “What you know how to do, the “how” of performance and learning.” (O’Malley & Pierce, Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners, 1996, p. 26)

Proficiency level

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January 24, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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