The annual conference of the European Second Language Association provides an opportunity for the presentation of second language research with a genuinely European flavour. The theoretical perspectives adopted are wide-ranging and may fall within traditions overlooked elsewhere. Moreover, the studies presented are largely multi-lingual and cross-cultural, as befits the make-up of modern-day Europe. At the same time, the work demonstrates sophisticated awareness of scholarly insights from around the world. The EUROSLA yearbook presents a selection each year of the very best research from the annual conference. Submissions are reviewed and professionally edited, and only those of the highest quality are selected. Contributions are in English.
1. Acknowledgments; 2. Introduction; 3. The mental processing of L2 English lexical compounds: A developmental Dual-Mechanism account (by Kirkici, Bilal); 4. Cross-linguistic influence and acceptability judgments of L2 and L1 collocations: A study of advanced Polish learners of English (by Lesniewska, Justyna); 5. Growing a vocabulary (by Meara, Paul); 6. Acquiring phenomena at the syntax/semantics interface in L2 Spanish: The personal preposition a (by Guijarro Fuentes, Pedro); 7. Modularity in SLA: Transfer, innate mechanisms and input in the L2 acquisition of Italian reflexive and reciprocal constructions (by Milicevic, Maja); 8. When activity shapes the repertoire of second language learners (by Masats, Dolors); 9. Success and failure in the EFL classroom: Exploring students' attributional beliefs in language learning (by Gobel, Peter); 10. Foreign accent in advanced learners: Two successful profiles (by Munoz, Carmen); 11. Fundamental issues in the study of second language acquisition (by Hulstijn, Jan H.); 12. The nature of the L2 user (by Cook, Vivian)