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    Question Approximative system

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    Would you please explain "approximative system" to me?
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    Re: Approximative system

    As I understand it, this covers the learner's knowledge- they start with L1 and are given rules for L2, but they don't just jump straight to a perfect understanding, so they develop their own system, which changes over time as they increase in their understanding of the target language. This grammar, phonology, etc, they build up, which will be heavily influenced by L1 at first but will develop and change as their understanding increases, is the approximative system. As the person learns, it becomes closer step by step towards the target language.

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    Re: Approximative system

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    As I understand it, this covers the learner's knowledge- they start with L1 and are given rules for L2, but they don't just jump straight to a perfect understanding, so they develop their own system, which changes over time as they increase in their understanding of the target language. This grammar, phonology, etc, they build up, which will be heavily influenced by L1 at first but will develop and change as their understanding increases, is the approximative system. As the person learns, it becomes closer step by step towards the target language.
    Hello Tdol,

    Many thanks for your comprehensive answer. I have learned it a lot.

    Best regards
    ES

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