Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition
By: Shawn Loewen (author)Paperback
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Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), defined as any type of learning that occurs as a result of the manipulating the process and conditions of second language acquisition. The book begins by considering the effectiveness of ISLA and the differences between ISLA and naturalistic L2 learning. It then goes on to discuss the theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical aspects of such key issues in ISLA as grammar learning; interaction in the classroom; focus on form, function and meaning; vocabulary learning; pronunciation learning; pragmatics learning; learning contexts; and individual differences. This timely and important volume is ideally suited for the graduate level ISLA course, and provides valuable insights for any SLA scholar interested in the processes involved in second language learning in classroom settings.
Shawn Loewen is Associate Professor in the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Grammar Learning. Chapter 3: The Nature of L2 Knowledge. Chapter 4: Communication in the Classroom. Chapter 5: Focus on Form, Function and Meaning. Chapter 6: Vocabulary Learning. Chapter 7: Pronunciation Learning. Chapter 8: Pragmatics Learning. Chapter 9: The context of ISLA. Chapter 10: Individual Differences and ISLA. Chapter 11: Conclusion - Implications for Language Pedagogy and Directions for Future Research.
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