Syllabus:

Unit 1: Behaviorist Theories: Pavlov and Skinner

Unit 2: Cognitive and Developmental Theories: Chomsky, Lenneberg, Piaget, Vygotsky

Unit 3: Contrastive Analysis, Error Analysis and Interlanguage Theory

Unit 4: Language Learning Process and Strategies

Books for Reference:

Backman, L. F., (1988) Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing, Oxford: OUP.

Fergusson, Dan, Psycholinguistics.

James Carl, (1980)Contrastive Analysis. Longman: London.

Lado, (1957) Linguistics across Cultures. Michigan.

McLaughlin, (1987)Theories Second Language Learning. London: Edward Arnold: London.

Richards J.(ed.), (1974)Error Analysis, Longman.

Rod Ellis, (1984) Understanding Second Language Acquisition. OUP: Oxford

S. Pit Corder, (1986)Error Analysis and Interlanguage, Macmillan.

Question Paper Pattern: 

Total marks 100 (Written Exam 80 + Internal Evaluation 20 Marks)

Q. 1. A. Answer in one word/phrase/sentence (Ten items to be set): 10

B. Show your acquaintance with the following (Five items to be set) 10

Q. 2. A. Broad Answer-type Question on a Prescribed Unit. 20

OR

B. Broad Answer-type Question on a Prescribed Unit.

Q. 3. A. Broad Answer-type Question on a Prescribed Unit. 20

OR

B. Broad Answer-type Question on a Prescribed Unit.

Q. 4. Write short notes on (any four – out of six: All Units to be covered) 20