Investigating Second Language Acquisition

Library of Congress Catafogingdn-Publication Data Investigating second
language acquisition / Peter jordens and josine Lalleman, editors. p. cm. — (
Studies on language acquisition ; 12) Includes bibliographical references and

Investigating Second Language Acquisition

Author: Peter Jordens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110812835

Page: 483

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The book concerns theoretical, interdisciplinary and methodological issues in L2 acquisition research. It gives an accurate and up-to-date overview of high quality work currently in progress in research methodology, processing, principles and parameters theory, phonology, the bilingual lexicon, input and instruction. The volume will have the purpose of a handbook for teachers, students and researchers in the area of second language acquisition. The aim is to provide the reader with an acquisition perspective on processes of second and foreign language learning.

Cognitive Processing in Second Language Acquisition

1.1 Focus-on-form studies and SLA As it became apparent that language
learners in communicative classrooms ... it was first observed and reported by
Canadian researchers investigating second language learning in immersion

Cognitive Processing in Second Language Acquisition

Author: Martin Pütz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027239029

Page: 373

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This edited volume represents state of the field research linking cognition and second language acquisition, reflecting the experience of the learner when engaged in noticing, input/output processing, retrieval, and even attrition of target forms. Contributions are both theoretical and practical, describing a variety of L1, L2 and L3 combinations from around the world as observed in spoken, written, and computer-mediated contexts. The book relates conditions of language, task, medium or environment to how learners make decisions about language, with discussions about the application or efficacy of these conditions on linguistic success and development, and pedagogical implications.

Investigations in Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Introduction Most SLA research makes a basic distinction between uninstructed (
naturalistic, spontaneous, unguided, untutored, informal) second language
acquisition (SLA) and instructed (or guided, tutored, formal) second language ...

Investigations in Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Author: Alex Housen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110197375

Page: 577

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Methods in current instructed second language acquisition research range from laboratory experiments to ethnography using non-obtrusive participant observation, from cross-sectional designs to longitudinal case studies. Many different types of data serve as the basis for analysis, including reaction times measurements, global test scores, paper and pencil measures, introspective comments, grammaticality judgements, as well as textual data (elicited or naturalistic, oral or written, relating to comprehension or production). Some studies rely on extensive quantification of data, while others may favour a more qualitative and hermeneutic analytic approach. Many of these issues and methods are exemplified by the contributions to this volume. Data-based studies included here deal with the acquisition of specific linguistic phenomena (e.g. verb and noun morphology, lexicon, clause structures) in a range of target languages (e.g. English, French, German, Russian) from a variety of settings involving different instructional approaches (e.g. traditional foreign language classes, immersion classes, intensive ESL classes, content and language integrated language classes). Collectively, the chapters in this book illustrate the productivity and diversity of current research on instructed second language acquisition. As such they serve as a valuable resource for researchers in SLA, psycholinguistics, linguistics, and language education.

Learning English at School

CHAPTER 1 Framing Story : Theory , Setting and Methodology When language
is systematically unavailable to some , it is important ... have commonly used the
traits of learners to explain schooling outcomes and second language acquisition
( SLA ) research has often ... alternative approach to investigating second
language learning , I will only briefly review previous child SLA research ,
focusing on a ...

Learning English at School

Author: Kelleen Toohey

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594816

Page: 152

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This text considers the application of sociocultural theory to understanding how minority language background children learn English in the context of their classrooms. Based on a longitudinal ethnography, it is suggested that understanding the pivotal role of social interaction in learning implies new perspectives both for SLA research and for effective instructional practice.

Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning

Robinson, P., Ting, S.C.-C. and Urwin, J. (1995) Investigating second language
task complexity. RELC Journal: A Journal ofEnglish Language Teaching in
Southeast Asia 26, 62–79. Schmidt, R. (2001) Attention. In P. Robinson (ed.)
Cognition ...

Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning

Author: Mar?a Del Pilar Garc?a Mayo

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599263

Page: 267

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This book brings together research that makes use of tasks to examine oral interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in different languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish). It will be of interest to professionals and students working in SLA research and language pedagogy.

Language Processing in Social Context

The View from Research in Second Language Learning Lily Wong Fillmore
University of California Berkeley, USA 1 Introduction Much of the research
investigating second language acquisition over the past decade and a half has
been ...

Language Processing in Social Context

Author: R. Dietrich

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483295370

Page: 306

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The book presents an interdisciplinary analysis of social, cognitive, situational and contextual aspects of language and language processing by first and second language speakers. Linguists and psychologists formulate theoretical models and empirical analyses of the influence of such factors on various levels of language processing. These relate specifically to syntactic and semantic parsing, lexical selection, and text production. The issue of ``hearer orientation'' in language use lies at the forefront of interest in this anthology and is tackled from such different fields as linguistics, text linguistics, formal semantics, social psychology, psychology of language, artificial intelligence, and second language acquisition.

Questionnaires in Second Language Research

Individual differences in second-language learning. London: Edward Arnold.
Spada, N., Barkaoui, K., Peters, C., So, M., & Valeo, A. (2009). Developing a
questionnaire to investigate second language learners' preferences for two types
of ...

Questionnaires in Second Language Research

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135262519

Page: 186

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Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This Second Edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.

English Language Learning and Technology

Focusing primarily on English language learning, the book identifies significant
areas of interplay between technology and applied ... Through discussion of
computer-assisted approaches for investigating second language learning tasks
and ...

English Language Learning and Technology

Author: Carol A. Chapelle

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027295956

Page: 213

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This book explores implications for applied linguistics of recent developments in technologies used in second language teaching and assessment, language analysis, and language use. Focusing primarily on English language learning, the book identifies significant areas of interplay between technology and applied linguistics, and it explores current perspectives on perennial questions such as how theory and research on second language acquisition can help to inform technology-based language learning practices, how the multifaceted learning accomplished through technology can be evaluated, and how theoretical perspectives can offer insight on data obtained from research on interaction with and through technology. The book illustrates how the interplay between technology and applied linguistics can amplify and expand applied linguists’ understanding of fundamental issues in the field. Through discussion of computer-assisted approaches for investigating second language learning tasks and assessment, it illustrates how technology can be used as a tool for applied linguistics research.

A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning

I attempt to relate them through the underlying approach which is used—to
investigate second language learning through the cognitive abilities of the
learner and the processing problems that the learner has to confront. As a result,
there are ...

A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning

Author: Lecturer in Education Institute of Education Peter Skehan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194372176

Page: 324

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This book is intended for teachers and students of applied linguistics.

Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts

related factors could influence the development of learning strategies. ...
experiences in a variety of contexts and addresses important theoretical issues
current in the field of second language acquisition, ... researchers investigating
second language acquisition and socialization both in study abroad and in other

Language Learners in Study Abroad Contexts

Author: Dr. Margaret A. DuFon

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699502

Page: 328

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Examining the overseas experience of language learners in diverse contexts through a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, studies in this volume look at the acquisition of language use, socialization processes, learner motivation, identity and learning strategies. In this way, the volume offers a privileged window into learner experiences abroad while addressing current concerns central to second language acquisition.