Discuss the general framework and basic issues that a theory of SLA will need to consider in order to be viable.
The few solid theories of second language acquisition existing today, from among hundreds of them, often share basic tenets that grant them as viable. These are assumptions based on social, biological, and cognitive facts that welcome the plausibility of alternatively similar facts occurring within an SLA context. The validity of the theory comes mostly from its research-based sources, as well as for the strength of the philosophical foundations that prompt the rationale of the research.
a) School of thought- A hypothesis that may become a theory in SLA must base its research on either a cognitive or a behavioral framework. If a theory does not part from the behavioral/cognitive baseline then the research will hardly be substantiated.
b) Learning is...
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