Second Language Processing: An Analysis of Theories, Problems and Possible Solutions

Second Language Processing: An Analysis of Theories, Problems and Possible Solutions

By: James F. Lee (author), Alessandro G. Benati (author)Hardback

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"Second Language Processing" examines the problems facing learners in the second language classroom from the theoretical perspectives of Processing Instruction, and Enhanced Input. These two theories are brought to bear on a variety of processing problems, such as the difficulty of understanding second language grammar, tense and adjectives. Case studies are pulled from a range of languages including Japanese, Italian and Spanish, through which the authors suggest practical solutions to these processing problems. This monograph will be of interest to postgraduates and academics researching second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

About Author

James F. Lee is Head of the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of New South Wales. Alessandro G Benati is Principal Lecturer in SLA and Head of the Department of Languages and International Studies at the University of Greenwich


1. Input Processing Theory: The Processing Problems Facing L2 Learners; 2. Research on Input Enhancement; 3. Structured Input as Input Enhancement; 4. Getting Learners to Process Non-Meaningful and Redundant Forms; 5. Pushing Learners to Process Meaningful Forms Instead of Lexical Items; 6. Directing Learners' Attention to Sentence Final Position; 7. Conclusion and a Look Ahead; References.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826495181
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780826495181
  • ISBN10: 0826495184

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