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Key Terms In Second Language Acquisition

Author : Bill VanPatten
ISBN : 9781474227520
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Key Concepts In Second Language Acquisition

Author : Shawn Loewen
ISBN : 9780230346277
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Theory Construction In Second Language Acquisition

Author : Geoff Jordan
ISBN : 1588114821
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Recently, many SLA researchers have adopted a postmodernist approach which challenges the assumption that SLA research is a rationalist, scientific endeavour. The resulting epistemological arguments, plus problems of theory proliferation, contradicting theories, and theory domain, hinder progress towards a unified theory of SLA. "Theory Construction in SLA" addresses these problems by returning to first principles; it asks whether there is such a thing as reliable knowledge, what is special about scientific method, and how we can best explain SLA. It is the first book to use the philosophy of science in order to examine the epistemological underpinnings of SLA research and evaluate rival theories of SLA. Part One explores the central issues in the philosophy of science, defends rationality against relativists, and offers Guidelines for theory assessment. Part Two examines different theories of SLA and evaluates them in terms of how well they stand up to the Guidelines.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mind And Context In Adult Second Language Acquisition

Author : Cristina Sanz
ISBN : 1589010701
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Author : Muriel Saville-Troike
ISBN : 9781107010895
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition, written for students encountering the topic for the first time.
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Similarities And Common Denominators In Second Language Acquisition Approaches

Author : Bert Bobock
ISBN : 9783656474531
Genre : Literary Collections
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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?
Category: Literary Collections

Key Topics In Second Language Acquisition

Author : Prof. Vivian Cook
ISBN : 9781783091829
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Author : Kirsten M. Hummel
ISBN : 9781118588024
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Exploring Language Pedagogy Through Second Language Acquisition Research

Author : Rod Ellis
ISBN : 9781135136093
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Study Of Second Language Acquisition

Author : Rod Ellis
ISBN : 0194371891
Genre : Social Science
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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
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Research On Computer Enhanced Language Acquisition And Learning

Author : Zhang, Felicia
ISBN : 9781599048963
Genre : Education
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Provides comprehensive coverage of successful translation of language learning designs utilizing ICT in practical learning contexts. Offers the latest knowledge related to research on computer-enhanced language acquisition and learning.
Category: Education

Manual Of Language Acquisition

Author : Christiane Fäcke
ISBN : 9783110302257
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This manual contains overviews on language acquisition and distinguishes between first- and second-language acquisition. It also deals with Romance languages as foreign languages in the world and with language acquisition in some countries of the Romance-speaking world. This reference work will be helpful for researchers, students, and teachers interested in language acquisition in general and in Romance languages in particular.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Silence And Reticence

Author : Dat Bao
ISBN : 9781441128539
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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What is the state of that which is not spoken? This book presents empirical research related to the phenomenon of reticence in the second language classroom, connecting current knowledge and theoretical debates in language learning and acquisition. Why do language learners remain silent or exhibit reticence? In what ways can silence in the language learning classroom be justified? To what extent should learners employ or modify silence? Do quiet learners work more effectively with quiet or verbal learners? Looking at evidence from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, the book presents research data on many internal and external forces that influence the silent mode of learning in contemporary education. This work gives the reader a chance to reflect more profoundly on cultural ways of learning languages.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Applying Linguistics In The Classroom

Author : Aria Razfar
ISBN : 9781136212048
Genre : Education
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Making linguistics accessible and relevant to all teachers, this text looks at language issues in the classroom through an applied sociocultural perspective focused on how language functions in society and in schools—how it is used, for what purposes, and how teachers can understand their students’ language practices. While touching on the key structural aspects of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax), it does not simply give an overview, but rather provides a way to study and talk about language. Each chapter includes practical steps and suggests tools for applying different kinds of linguistic knowledge in classrooms. The activities and exercises are adaptable to elementary or high school settings. Many examples focus on the intersection of math, science, and language. Teacher case studies show how real teachers have used these concepts to inform teaching practices. Given the increasing use of multimedia resources in today’s schools, multiple mediums are integrated to engage educators in learning about language. The Companion Website provides a multitude of relevant resources that illustrate the diversity of language functions and debates about language in society.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Research On E Learning Methodologies For Language Acquisition

Author : de C ssia Veiga Marriott, Rita
ISBN : 9781599049953
Genre : Education
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"This book discusses the complete range of contemporary research topics such as computer modeling, geometry, geoprocessing, and geographic information systems"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Education

Intercultural Language Teaching And Learning

Author : Anthony J. Liddicoat
ISBN : 9781118482100
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This wide-ranging survey of issues in intercultural languageteaching and learning covers everything from core concepts toprogram evaluation, and advocates a fluid, responsive approach toteaching language that reflects its central role in fosteringintercultural understanding. Includes coverage of theoretical issues defining language,culture, and communication, as well as practice-driven issues suchas classroom interactions, technologies, programs, and languageassessment Examines systematically the components of language teaching:language itself, meaning, culture, learning, communicating, andassessments, and puts them in social and cultural context Features numerous examples throughout, drawn from variouslanguages, international contexts, and frameworks Incorporates a decade of in-depth research and detaileddocumentation from the authors’ collaborative work withpracticing teachers Provides a much-needed addition to the sparse literature onintercultural aspects of language education
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Key Terms In Linguistics

Author : Howard Jackson
ISBN : 9780826487421
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Social Turn In Second Language Acquisition

Author : David Block
ISBN : UCSC:32106016008093
Genre : Second language acquisition
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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.
Category: Second language acquisition

The Ell Writer

Author : Christina Ortmeier-Hooper
ISBN : 9780807771785
Genre : Education
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“By respecting the intelligence of multilingual writers, this book helps teachers capitalize on the resources those students bring into the classroom. District secondary curriculum coordinators should make sure every teacher in every discipline has this book, and every university course about secondary teaching should require it.” —Randy Bomer, University of Texas at Austin This resource for secondary school ELA and ELL teachers brings together compelling insights into student experiences, current research, and strategies for building an inclusive writing curriculum.The ELL Writerexpands the current conversation on the literacy needs of adolescent English learners by focusing on their writing approaches, their texts, and their needs as student writers. Vivid portraits look at tangible moments within these students’ lives that depict not only the difficulties but also the possibilities that they bring with them into the classroom. The case studies are complemented by findings from current research studies by second-language writing specialists that will inform today’s classroom teachers. Book Features: Activities, writing prompts, and teaching tips to support ELL learning in mainstream classes. Personal stories and voices of ELL writers, along with examples of student writing. A focus on teacher responses, revision strategies, and assignment design. Clear connections between current research, student experiences, and the classroom. Christina Ortmeier-Hooperis an assistant professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.
Category: Education