Key Terms In Second Language Acquisition

Author: Bill VanPatten
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147422752X
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The new edition of Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition defines the key terminology within second language acquisition, and also provides accessible summaries of the key issues within this complex area of study. The final section presents a list of key readings in second language acquisition that signposts the reader towards classic articles and also provides a springboard to further study. The whole book has been updated and expanded to take into account a wider range of theories and developments since the first edition. It remains at the top of its game. The text is accessibly written, with complicated terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand way. Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for students.

Key Concepts In Second Language Acquisition

Author: Shawn Loewen
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230346278
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What does it mean to acquire a language? What is considered a 'second' language in multilingual settings? This practical and comprehensive guide provides an opportunity to consider these issues, providing easy access to concise definitions of key terms and concepts in the study of Second Language Acquisition.

A Dictionary Of Language Acquisition A Comprehensive Overview Of Key Terms In First And Second Language Acquisition

Author: Hossein Tavakoli
Editor: Rahnama Press
ISBN: 9643675343
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Key Topics In Second Language Acquisition

Author: Prof. Vivian Cook
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783091827
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This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research. Each chapter comprises an introductory discussion of the issues involved and suggestions for further reading and study. The reader is asked to consider the issues based on their own experiences, thus allowing them to compare their own intuitions and experiences with established research findings and gain an understanding of methodology. The topics are treated independently so that they can be read in any order that interests the reader. The topics in question are: • how different languages connect in the mind; • whether there is a best age for learning a second language; • the importance of grammar in acquiring and using a second language; • how the words of a second language are acquired; • how people learn to write in a second language; • how attitude and motivation help in learning a second language; • the usefulness of second language acquisition research for language teaching; • the goals of language teaching.

Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Author: Kirsten M. Hummel
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118588029
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Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives andPractices represents a clear and concise introduction to themain concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisitionstudies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topicfor the first time. Follows six fictitious language learners throughout the textwhose stories serve to introduce various concepts and issues Contains specific chapters on first language acquisition andbilingualism, as well as explicit references to the most recent andimportant research Covers key topics including acquisition contexts, theoreticalperspectives, language teaching methods, second languagedevelopment, and individual differences (such as age, aptitude, andmotivation) Grabs student attention with lighthearted cartoons thatillustrate and reinforce key ideas Features a full range of pedagogical tools to aid studentlearning, including “language learning in practice”textboxes; bolded new terms defined in the margins; an end-of-bookglossary; self-assessment and classroom discussion questions;exercise and project ideas; and further online viewingsections

Introducing Second Language Acquisition

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Mind And Context In Adult Second Language Acquisition

Author: Cristina Sanz
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589010703
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How do people learn nonnative languages? Is there one part or function of our brains solely dedicated to language processing, or do we apply our general information-processing abilities when learning a new language? In this book, an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars and researchers presents an overview of the latter approach to adult second language acquisition and brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the latest research on this subject. Clearly organized into four distinct but integrated parts, Mind and Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition first provides an introduction to information-processing approaches and the tools for students to understand the data. The next sections explain factors that affect language learning, both internal (attention and awareness, individual differences, and the neural bases of language acquisition) and external (input, interaction, and pedagogical interventions). It concludes by looking at two pedagogical applications: processing instruction and content based instruction. This important and timely volume is a must-read for students of language learning, second language acquisition, and linguists who want to better understand the information-processing approaches to learning a non-primary language. This book will also be of immense interest to language scholars, program directors, teachers, and administrators in both second language acquisition and cognitive psychology.

Second Language Learning Theories

Author: Rosamond Mitchell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1444163116
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Second Language Learning Theories is a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic. The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how various theories view language, the learner, and the acquisition process. Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of SLA. Key features include: a fully re-worked chapter on cognitive models of language and language learning a new chapter on information processing, including the roles of different types of memory and knowledge in language learning the addition of a glossary of key linguistic terms to help the non-specialist a new timeline of second language learning theory development This third edition takes account of the significant developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. Highly active domains in which theoretical and methodological advances have been made are treated in more depth to ensure that this new edition of Second Language Learning Theories remains as fresh and relevant as ever.

Similarities And Common Denominators In Second Language Acquisition Approaches

Author: Bert Bobock
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656474532
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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,7, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: HS Second Language Acquisition, language: English, abstract: Until today, there is no unified theory, which fully explains second language acquisition, even if some attempts of writing comprehensible theories have been made. This research paper outlines the history of Second Language Acquistion, providing an overview of some of the most influential learning theories, such as the Natural Approach, Behaviorism, Error Analysis, Morpheme Studies, Krashen's Monitor Model, Universal Grammar and The Competition Model. The aim of the paper is to help the reader to better understand recent developments, find out if and to which extent theories have influenced each other, and to disclose similarities that go beyond the respective disciplinary boundaries. How much more do we know today about how languages are learned than we did over fifty or one hundred years ago?

Cognitive Linguistics Second Language Acquisition And Foreign Language Teaching

Author: Michel Achard
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110173574
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This collection of twelve papers demonstrates that the concepts developed within the Cognitive Linguistics movement afford an insightful perspective on several important areas of second language acquisition and pedagogy. In the first part of the book, three papers show how three Cognitive Linguistics constructs provide a useful theoretical frame within which second language acquisition data can be analyzed. First, Talmy's typology of motion events is argued to constitute the base relative to which acquisition discrepancies in motion events are most valuably investigated. Secondly, the notion of "construction" is invoked in order to account for systematic differences between the native and non-native speakers' use of the English verb get. Finally, frequency and similarity effects are shown to play a crucial part in the learning of prepositions in a second language. The second part of the book shows that the key concepts commonly invoked in Cognitive Linguistics analyses allow language teachers to insightfully structure the presentation of problematic material in the foreign language classroom. These concepts include among others polysemy, the figure/ground gestalt, the usage-based conception of grammar, the radial organization of categories, metaphors, and cultural scripts. The Cognitive Linguistics paradigm has already shown its viability to analyze a wide array of linguistic phenomena. This book establishes its relevance in the areas of second language acquisition and language pedagogy. Its intended public is composed of Cognitive Linguists, Second Language Acquisition specialists, as well as foreign language pedagogy researchers, instructors, and students.

Exploring Language Pedagogy Through Second Language Acquisition Research

Author: Rod Ellis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135136092
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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include a glossary of key terms, and discussion questions. Following the back-to-front approach of the series, the book takes problematic issues in language pedagogy as its starting points. These are then examined in terms of second language acquisition. Each chapter begins with a look at the pedagogical proposals found in teacher guides and then asks ‘Do these proposals accord with what we know about how languages are acquired?’ Pedagogical topics covered include teaching methods, syllabus design, explicit instruction, comprehension versus production-based instruction, task-based instruction, authentic materials, the role of the learners’ first language in the classroom, error correction and catering for individual differences. Including a glossary of key terms and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, and assuming no prior knowledge of second language acquisition, this is the ideal text for all students studying language teaching methods, language teacher education, English teaching methodology and second language acquisition modules in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate/graduate TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses.

The Social Turn In Second Language Acquisition

Author: David Block
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What is Second Language Acquisition?In recent years there has been a notable increase in the number of publications discussing and debating issues surrounding SLA. In The Social Turn in Second Language AcquisitionDavid Block critically examines the key assumptions behind this research. He unpacks and analyses the way the key components of SLA are commonly understood, asking what is meant by the terms 'second', 'language' and 'acquisition'.Block discusses a wide variety of research by applied linguists and those working in SLA who have drawn on recent developments in social theory in their attempts to make sense of language practices and language learning. The main thread running through the text is the suggestion that SLA researchers need to concern themselves not only with language learning as an individual and primarily cognitive process, but also as a sociohistorically situated phenomenon.This book is written for applied linguists and students on applied linguistics courses, who are familiar with recent developments in the field of SLA.Features:*New ideas about SLA and a useful critique of the field*Readable style*Includes an extensive bibliography of over 400 sources.

Key Terms In Linguistics

Author: Howard Jackson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826487424
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Key Terms in Linguistics explains all of the terms which students of linguistics and English language are likely to encounter during their undergraduate study. The book is organized according to the modules under which linguistics is studied, starting with explanations of the terms associated with phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax and morphology. The book also looks at specialized option courses, taken in later years of study, including socio-linguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. The final section, Schools of Linguistics, outlines the major frameworks within which linguistics is studied and the linguists associated with each of them. The book also points readers towards further publications for more extensive exposition. Accessibly written, with complicated terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand way, Key Terms in Linguistics is an essential resource for students of linguistics.

Focus On Content Based Language Teaching Oxford Key Concepts For The Language Classroom

Author: Patsy M. Lightbown
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194002942
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Examines the challenges of learning both language and content in the same class, and reviews classroom-based research on instructional practices that can meet those challenges in primary and secondary schools.

The Study Of Second Language Acquisition

Author: Rod Ellis
Editor: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780194371896
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The first section of this book outlines a general framework for the study of second language acquisition. Subsequent sections provide a description of learner language, account for the role of the linguistic environment, examine the learner's internal mechanisms, explore individual differencesin language learning, and review the expanding research on classroom second language acquisition. First Prize English Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition

Second Language Acquisition

Author: Neal Snape
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137367075
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This book covers key topics in second language acquisition and bilingualism, examining different theoretical approaches and introducing key theories in the field. Real studies are examined in areas such as acquisition of morphology, syntax and phonology, and practice questions give students a chance to think critically about crucial areas.

Key Methods In Second Language Acquisition Research

Author: Alessandro G. Benati
Editor: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
ISBN: 9781781792407
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Key Methods in Second Language Acquisition Research is a book written to help novice teachers and undergraduate students developing an awareness and understanding of the key methodological frameworks and processes used in second language research. The book should also help readers generating ideas and researchable questions and adopting particular research methods and procedures to collect and analyse data. The book is divided into three main parts: Key Stages in Second Language Research, Key Methodological Frameworks, and Mixed Frameworks and Psycholinguistics Methods.

Key Questions In Language Teaching

Author: Alessandro G. Benati
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108425240
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A concise introduction to the key concepts, principles and recurring issues in language teaching.

Second Language Acquisition

Author: Rod Ellis
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194372121
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This book offers a succinct theoretical introduction to the basic concepts in language testing in a way that is easy to understand. In the Japanese context, this book is highly recommended for university faculty members involved in obtaining assessment literacy, teachers who want to validate their exploratory teaching and testing, or applied linguistics students new to the language testing field. The book is divided into four main sections. The first provides an overview of the principles of language testing. The next contains short extracts from the testing literature with questions which stimulate further thinking. Section 3 is a list of references with brief annotations and Section 4 a glossary of referenced testing terms.

Second Language Acquisition

Author: Alessandro G. Benati
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567112004
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This book is written in order to help undergraduate students and trainee teachers to reflect on certain topics and key issues related to second language acquisition. Despite the proliferation of books and introductory courses in second language acquisition, most of these books very often provide a very complex account of theoretical views in second language acquisition and sometimes fail to emphasise the crucial interplay between how people learn languages and what is the most effective way to teach languages. The overall purpose of this book is to provide an overview of second language acquisition research and theories by identifying the main key issues in this field and by highlighting the relevance of this research for classroom implications. The study of second language acquisition is a rich and varied enterprise, carried out by researchers, whose interests and training often lie in broader disciplines of linguistics, psychology, sociology, and education. Readers will be encouraged to critically reflect on the presented content through self-engaging thinking activities in the form of questions, matching activities, choices and conclusions about the implications of SLA theories to the real world applications.