A Developmental Model Linguaculture Learning

  • Joseph ShaulesEmail author


This chapter introduces the Developmental Model of Linguaculture Learning. The starting assumptions of the model are described, including the idea that language and culture learning is an adaptive process that can be either surface or deep. Linguaculture learning is described as demanding, deep, and complex. The developmental levels of the DMLL are described in terms of dynamic skill theory, which describes how skills emerge at higher and higher levels of complexity. The DMLL proposes that as learners develop increasing cognitive complexity and mastery that their experience of learning changes. The DMLL is said to provide a developmental roadmap for both learners and educators. The DMLL sees the goal of both language and culture learning as increased intuitive understanding of linguistic and cultural patterns, and ultimately to increasing creative mastery—the ability to express oneself in new linguistic and cultural contexts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Japan Intercultural InstituteTokyoJapan

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