Innovative Research and Practices in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism (Language Learning & Language Teaching 38)

Innovative Research and Practices in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism (Language Learning & Language Teaching 38)

By: John W. Schwieter (editor)Paperback

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This volume brings together theoretical perspectives and empirical studies in second language (L2) acquisition and bilingualism and discusses their implications for L2 pedagogy. The book is organized into three sections that focus on prominent linguistic and cognitive theories and together provide a compelling set of state-of-the-art works. Part I consists of studies that give rise to innovative applications for second language teaching and learning and Part II discusses how findings from cognitive research can inform practices for L2 teaching and learning. Following these two sections, Part III provides a summative commentary of the theories explored in the volume along with suggestions for future research directions. The book is intended to act as a valuable reference for scholars, applied linguists, specialists in pedagogy, language educators, and anyone wishing to gain an overview of current issues in SLA and bilingualism.


1. Acknowledgments; 2. Preface (by Schwieter, John W.); 3. Part I. Linguistic perspectives and implications for L2 pedagogy; 4. Chapter 1. Mental representation and skill in instructed SLA (by VanPatten, Bill); 5. Chapter 2. Input and output in SLA: Applying theories of mental representation and skill (by Wong, Wynne); 6. Chapter 3. Interaction and the Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy: A study using syntactic priming (by Behney, Jennifer); 7. Chapter 4. Generative approaches and the competing systems hypothesis: Formal acquisition to pedagogical application (by Long, Drew); 8. Chapter 5. Why theory and research are important for the practice of teaching: The case of mood choice in Spanish relative clauses (by Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce); 9. Chapter 6. Input-based incremental vocabulary instruction for the L2 classroom (by Barcroft, Joe); 10. Chapter 7. Experimentalized CALL for adult second language learners (by Presson, Nora); 11. Chapter 8. Accounting for variability in L2 data: Type of knowledge, task effects, and linguistic structure (by Perpinan, Silvia); 12. Chapter 9. The development of tense and aspect morphology in child and adult heritage speakers (by Cuza, Alejandro); 13. Part II. Cognitive perspectives and implications for L2 pedagogy; 14. Chapter 10. Control and representation in bilingualism: Implications for pedagogy (by Friesen, Deanna C.); 15. Chapter 11. Language selection, control, and conceptual-lexical development in bilinguals and multilinguals (by Schwieter, John W.); 16. Chapter 12. Lexical access in bilinguals and second language learners (by Sunderman, Gretchen L.); 17. Chapter 13. Cognitive foundations of crosslinguistic influence (by Jarvis, Scott); 18. Part III. Concluding remarks; 19. Chapter 14. Ideas for the practice of instructed SLA and their rationale: A summary and commentary (by Lee, James); 20. About the editor; 21. About the contributors; 22. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027213181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 335
  • ID: 9789027213181
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 9027213186

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