I thank Karola Dillenburger and the associate editor for their valuable feedback on earlier versions of this manuscript. This study is part of the author's doctoral dissertation. Portions of the data were presented at the sixth international convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (2011).
Tact training versus bidirectional intraverbal training in teaching a foreign language
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2013
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Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 165–170, Spring 2014
How to Cite
Dounavi, K. (2014), Tact training versus bidirectional intraverbal training in teaching a foreign language. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 47: 165–170. doi: 10.1002/jaba.86
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Received: 12 NOV 2012
- emergent relations;
- foreign language acquisition;
The current study involved an evaluation of the emergence of untrained verbal relations as a function of 3 different foreign-language teaching strategies. Two Spanish-speaking adults received foreign-language (English) tact training and native-to-foreign and foreign-to-native intraverbal training. Tact training and native-to-foreign intraverbal training resulted in the emergence of a greater number of untrained responses, and may thus be more efficient than foreign-to-native intraverbal training.