Hahaha, ternyata postingan awak di fb tadi siang tentang “practice makes permanent” adalah claimnya para behaviorist.
after I read the books more, then I come into a conclusion that the statement is wrong >_<
I agree upon what Noam Chomsky, that each human has a LAD: language Acquisition Device, that child is born with that powerful machinery which enable them to do complex task.
“a child that no body don’t likes
in the following exchange, reported in Mc Neill (1970: 106), the linguist parent is attempting to correct the child (Learning English as an L1
child: Nobody don’t like me.
Parent: No, say no body likes me.
Child: Nobody don’t likes me.
the child and parent repeat this exchange eight times.Then, exasperated at the parent who seems more interested in grammar that in what is being expressed, the child says, with same passion:
child: Oh, nobody don’t likes me
1. What does this example suggest to you about the role of habbit formation in learning the L1?
2. Where does the child’s incorrect sentence “Nobody don’t like me” ‘come from’?
If practice makes permanent and learning proceeds through habbit formation (as behaviorist claim), then we might expect the badly-formed sentence “Nobody don’t like me” to become well and truly permanent, since it is repeated eight times. But doubtless that it does not become permanent. What is likely to happen is that when the child is good and ready to produce the right form, they will do so irrespective of how many hundreds of times they may, up untill that point, have produced the wrong from,….. And where does the child’s utterance come from? It has almost certainly never been heard by the child in its ‘environment’. The child it self has ‘invented’ it. It comes- like most of L1 acquisition for Chomsky-for somewhere inside the organism itself. ”
*L1: native language
Book: An introduction to foreign language learning and teaching
Author: Keith Johnson
here I say, I support Chomsky and do not support the Behavioris claim. I agree and try to brave my self to ‘asses’ the idea of behaviorist and the idea that Chomsky come up with.
suddenly I remember a statement of Anis Matta:” Seratus pemimpin muda Indonesia tidak lagi bicara figur, tapi bicara ide-ide, bicara narasi.”
yeah, kita bicara ide bung!!!
subhanallah, when I try to fight to finish my thesis proposal, I become more aware of the ideas served in the book and thy to pick one which is the best. it inlines with Quran surat Az Zumar verse 18
“Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.”
“yang mendengarkan perkataan lalu mengikuti apa yang paling baik di antaranya. Mereka itulah orang-orang yang telah diberi Allah petunjuk dan mereka itulah orang-orang yang mempunyai akal.”
not to mention, learning language, learning the theory of learning language strategies drive me into conclusions:
1. God existence is true, coz nothing can be “innately” attached-ability in organism called human with no reason. There must be The One who create it and design it and attached it inside the self of mankind.
2.That theory of creation is here. not only in biology
Ar Ruum verse 22
“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colours: verily in that are Signs for those who know.”
“Dan di antara tanda-tanda kekuasaan-Nya ialah menciptakan langit dan bumi dan berlain-lainan bahasamu dan warna kulitmu. Sesungguhnya pada yang demikian itu benar-benar terdapat tanda-tanda bagi orang-orang yang mengetahui.”
for you guys who wants to know more about this, you can read two books which really open my eyes and mind wide
‘Islam rahmatan lil’alamin’ by an awesome author: Fethullah Gulen
and ‘An introduction to foreign language learning and teaching’
by a smart author :Keith Johnson