Second Language Acquisition

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194372121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 147

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In the age of the global village and the world wide web, understanding the way in which people learn languages is of ever increasing importance. This book makes the essentials of this rapidly expanding area of study accessible to readers encountering it for the first time.

Fachdidaktik Englisch

Tradition, Innovation, Praxis

Author: Frank Haß

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3129202234

Category: Englischunterricht - Sekundarstufe

Page: 335

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Controversies in Applied Linguistics

Author: Barbara Seidlhofer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194374446

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

View: 1979

This book brings together a number of high-profile exchanges on controversial issues between scholars of opposing positions reacting to each other in print. It engages the reader in a critical evaluation of the points at issue.

Understanding Second Language Acquisition 2nd Edition - Oxford Applied Linguistics

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194422011

Category: Study Aids

Page: 376

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In the 30 years since Rod Ellis first published the award-winning Understanding Second Language Acquisition, it has become a classic text. This new, fully updated edition continues to provide an authoritative and highly readable introduction to key areas of theory and research in second language acquisition. Ellis presents a comprehensive overview of the different theories in this field and examines critical reactions to them. The book reflects recent trends in looking at cognitive and social aspects of second language acquisition, as well as examining the roles played by implicit and explicit instruction in language learning. “An excellent and much-needed, in-depth review of the research on how children and literate adults learn a second language. Ellis provides a sound knowledge base for language teachers and beginning graduate students in applied linguistics, focusing on relevant findings of research on second-language learning by children and literate adults in both naturalistic and instructed contexts.” Elaine Tarone, Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota Additional online resources are available at Rod Ellis is the Distinguished Professor of Applied Language Studies in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics in the University of Auckland. Oxford Applied Linguistics Series Advisers: Anne Burns and Diane Larsen-Freeman.

Applied Linguistics

Author: Guy Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194375986

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 134

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This is a series of brief surveys intended for readers new to thé format study of language. Each book contains four parts : survey, an up-to-date overview of the area concerned ; readings, short readings with study questions ; References, a selection of annotated references glossary, explanations of terms, cross referenced to the Survey This structure is designed to allow different groups of readers to focus on different parts of the book according to their interest and need. Applied linguistics addresses the most pressing and controversial areas of contemporary language use, including intercultural communication, political and commercial persuasion, the impact of new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning. This clearty written introduction provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the main concerns of applied linguistics today.

Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics

Studies in Honour of H. G. Widdowson

Author: H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194421485

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 431

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Studies in honour of H G Widdowson. Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive overview of the many and diverse areas in applied linguistics today. The papers range from second language acquisition to discourse analysis, corpus lingustics, and classroom practice; together they emphasize the reciprocal relationship of principle and practice, and the interdisciplinary nature of applied lingustics.

Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 1. Halbband

Author: Gerhard Helbig

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110194074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 796

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Deutsch als Fremdsprache hat sich als interdisziplinäres Fachgebiet im deutschsprachigen Raum wie auch in der Auslandsgermanistik etabliert, das praxisbezogene Fragen des Spracherwerbs und der Sprachvermittlung auf theoretischer und empirischer Grundlage untersucht. Das vorliegende Handbuch ist die erste umfassende Darstellung der Ziele, Inhalte und Forschungserträge. Dazu wurden vier Zugriffe gewählt: Das Handbuch stellt zunächst die Struktur der Disziplin und ihre institutionelle Einbettung in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz sowie die Fachentwicklung in den nichtdeutschsprachigen Ländern dar. Einen zweiten Schwerpunkt bildet die Darstellung des Forschungsstandes zu den linguistischen, landeskundlichen und literarischen Gegenständen. Die theoretischen und empirischen Grundlagen des Lehrens und Lernens von Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache bilden den Kern des dritten Schwerpunkts. Besonders nach den politischen Veränderungen zu Beginn der 90er Jahre dürfte auch der vierte Teil, Länderberichte zum Deutschunterricht und Germanistikstudium im fremdsprachigen Ausland, eine erste umfassende Übersicht über die Entwicklungen der auf das Lehren und Lernen von Deutsch bezogenen Entwicklungen in der Auslandsgermanistik bereitstellen. Das Handbuch zielt auf eine interdisziplinäre Sicht der Forschung sowie auf eine Verbindung der im deutschsprachigen Raum und in der Auslandsgermanistik gewonnenen Erkenntnisse unter Einbeziehung der wissenschafts- und sprachpolitischen Dimensionen.

Theories in Second Language Acquisition

An Introduction

Author: Bill VanPatten,Jessica Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135928533

Category: Education

Page: 296

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The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This volume is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and language teaching. Each chapter focuses on a single theory, written by a leading scholar in the field in an easy-to-follow style – a basic foundational description of the theory, relevant data or research models used with this theory, common misunderstandings, and a sample study from the field to show the theory in practice. This text is designed to provide a consistent and coherent presentation for those new to the field who seek basic understanding of theories that underlie contemporary SLA research. Researchers will also find the book useful as a "quick guide" to theoretical work outside their respective domains.


Author: H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194372060

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 134

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This book surveys the discipline of linguistics, the study of human language. An outline of the ways in which language has been defined, described, and explored is provided, and readers are guided towards further exploration.

Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

Author: Vivian Cook,David Singleton

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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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.

Die Neueren Sprachen

Author: Wilhelm Viëtor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Languages, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 6863

Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische Studien. Beiblatt."

Learner Contributions to Language Learning

New Directions in Research

Author: Michael Breen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 8956

Since it was first established in the 1970s the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use. What the learner contributes is central to the language learning process. Learner Contributions to Language Learning provides a uniquely comprehensive account of learners' personal attributes, their thinking, their feelings, and their actions that have been shown to have an impact upon language learning. Containing specific chapters from leading names in the field, this book provides both a review of what has been discovered from previous research and identifies important future directions for research on learner contributions. It is a landmark volume setting the agenda for language learning research in the 21st century and it provides invaluable information for all those engaged in language teaching. The contributors to the volume are- Michael P. Breen Bonny Norton Anna Chamot Rebecca Oxford Rod Ellis Anna Pavlenko James P. Lantolf Anita Wenden Diane Larsen-Freeman

Historical Linguistics

Author: Herbert Schendl

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 130

View: 8576

The aim of historical linguistics is the description and explanation of language change. In this book, the author gives a brief and clear introduction to the field, and outlines the way in which historical linguists attempt to explain why and how languages change.

Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

Author: Dr. ZhaoHong Han

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 2095

Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate or, otherwise, hinder it. This book thus aims to further understanding of the acquisition of Chinese as a foreign or second language. It brings together six independent studies which explore aspects of learning Chinese as an additional language across the domains of morphosyntax, pragmatics, cognitive capacity, interactional learning, and instructed learning via a variety of conceptual frameworks and methodological strategies. These studies, as well as the suggestions for future research, will be of great interest to second language acquisition researchers, graduate students and second language teachers of Chinese, as well as to curriculum developers and materials writers.

Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in Second Language Learning, Testing and Teaching

Author: Dr. Rod Ellis,Shawn Loewen,Prof. Catherine Elder,Dr. Hayo Reinders,Rosemary Erlam,Jenefer Philp

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847698859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 1642

The implicit/ explicit distinction is central to our understanding of the nature of L2 acquisition. This book begins with an account of how this distinction applies to L2 learning, knowledge and instruction. It then reports a series of studies describing the development of a battery of tests providing relatively discrete measurements of L2 explicit/ implicit knowledge. These tests were then utilized to examine a number of key issues in SLA - the learning difficulty of different grammatical structures, the role of L2 implicit/ explicit knowledge in language proficiency, the relationship between learning experiences and learners’ language knowledge profiles, the metalinguistic knowledge of teacher trainees and the effects of different types of form-focused instruction on L2 acquisition. The book concludes with a consideration of how the tests can be further developed and applied in the study of L2 acquisition.

Brave New Digital Classroom

Technology and Foreign Language Learning, Second Edition

Author: Robert J. Blake

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589019776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Brave New Digital Classroom examines the most effective ways to utilize technology in language learning. The author deftly interweaves the latest results of pedagogical research with descriptions of the most successful computer-assisted language learning (CALL) projects to show how to implement technology in the foreign language curriculum to assist the second language acquisition process. This fully updated second edition includes new chapters on the latest electronic resources, including gaming and social media, and discusses the realities and potential of distance learning for second language acquisition. The author examines the web, CALL applications, and computer-mediated communication (CMC), and suggests how the new technologically assisted curriculum will work for the foreign-language curriculum. Rather than advocating new technologies as a replacement for activities that can be done equally well with traditional processes, the author envisions a radical change as teachers rethink their strategies and develop their competence in the effective use of technology in language teaching and learning. Directed at all language teachers, from the elementary school to postsecondary levels, the book is ideal for graduate-level courses on second language pedagogy. It also serves as an invaluable reference for experienced researchers, CALL developers, department chairs, and administrators.

Conversational interaction in second language acquisition

a series of empirical studies

Author: Alison Mackey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194422499

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 8403

This edited collection of empirical studies provides insights into a wide variety of issues at the center of current research into the relationship between conversational interaction and second language learning outcomes.

Researching Pedagogic Tasks

Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing

Author: Martin Bygate,Peter Skehan,Merrill Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Researching Pedagogic Tasks brings together a series of empirical studies into the use of pedagogical tasks for second language learning, with a view to better understanding the structure of tasks, their impact on students, and their use by teachers. The volume starts with an introduction to the background and key issues in the topic area and is then organised into three sections: the first section focuses on the language and learning of students on tasks the second on the use of tasks in the language classroom the third on the use of tasks for language testing Each section begins with a succinct section introduction, and the volume concludes with an afterword relating the theme of the volume to issues in curriculum development. The chapters include both experimental and qualitative approaches to the topic, some providing original accounts of specific studies, others offering overviews of linked series of studies.