1 Department of Educational Anthropology, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Danish School of Education - General Education, Aarhus, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University3 Danish School of Education - General Education, Aarhus, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
Since 1945 SLA research to some extent has lived its own ?internal? life. Thus the goal of SLA has been outlined as the description and explanation of L2 acquisition . In recent decades however a rather intense development of different ? often called sociocultural - research approaches to SLA can be observed. In this paper I will investigate some aspects of the development within SLA research and take a look at conceivably ?external? influences from other sciences such as linguistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, ecology and learning theories on SLA. In the article I take the position that modern SLA theories already to a certain degree have been, however might further be far more enhanced by accepting the challenge of reflecting and rethinking own positions in relation to theoretical frameworks of other ?sciences?.