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Second Language Learning Data Analysis

Second Language Learning Data Analysis Author Susan Gass
ISBN-10 9781136760914
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 136
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The purpose of this workbook is to provide students with practice in analyzing second language data. For the student of second language learning, "hands-on" experience with actual data is essential in understanding the processes involved in learning a second language. Working through exemplars of the kinds of interlanguages that learners do and do not create brings about a clearer understanding of the principles underlying these interlanguages, as well as the universal principles of language learning (those that are independent of particular languages and interlanguages). The goal in this workbook is to present data organized in such a way that by working through pedagogically presented data-sets, students are led to a discovery and understanding of theoretical and/or methodological issues. In addition, they acquire the ability to interpret data and to begin to draw conclusions from them. The authors intend that students should go from the data to a conclusion that includes a 3-part statement: *what else you should want to know about these data; *why this, specifically, and not something else; and *how one can empirically research what you want to find out. This sequence of questions forces students to constantly keep in mind the important question of falsification: What kind of data would it take to falsify the particular conclusions the students come to? As with the earlier edition of this workbook (Sorace, Gass, & Selinker), two audiocassettes provide language samples for use in the exercises. These cassettes and the teacher's manual are offered free of charge on adoption of the workbook for classroom use; a three-part set (workbook/manual/tapes) is also available.



Second Language Acquisition

Second Language Acquisition Author Susan M. Gass
ISBN-10 9781135602239
Release 2008-01-31
Pages 616
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A clear and accessible introductory textbook on second language acquisition research, focusing on methodological issues, L1 influence, theories of second language research, interlanguage issues, L2 input, nonlinguistic factors, affecting L2 acquisition, instructed SLA, and the role of the lexicon. It is intended for UG or G students who have little or no background in SLA research but do have a basic grounding in general linguistics. Each chapter has exercises and a list of references.



Computer Applications in Second Language Acquisition

Computer Applications in Second Language Acquisition Author Carol Chapelle
ISBN-10 9780521626460
Release 2001-02-22
Pages 215
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Exploring computer applications in second language acquisition, this book addresses issues such as effective use of software in language teaching, values and limitations of computer-assisted testing.



Second Language Task Complexity

Second Language Task Complexity Author Peter Robinson
ISBN-10 9789027207197
Release 2011
Pages 345
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Understanding how task complexity affects second language learning, interaction and spoken and written performance is essential to informed decisions about task design and sequencing in TBLT programs. The chapters in this volume all examine evidence for claims of the Cognition Hypothesis that complex tasks should promote greater accuracy and complexity of speech and writing, as well as more interaction, and learning of information provided in the input to task performance, than simpler tasks. Implications are drawn concerning the basic pedagogic claim of the Cognition Hypothesis, that tasks should be sequenced for learners from simple to complex during syllabus design. Containing theoretical discussion of the Cognition Hypothesis, and cutting-edge empirical studies of the effects of task complexity on second language learning and performance, this book will be important reading for language teachers, graduate students and researchers in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and cognitive and educational psychology.



Investigating Second Language Acquisition

Investigating Second Language Acquisition Author Peter Jordens
ISBN-10 3110151502
Release 1996
Pages 469
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The book concerns theoretical, interdisciplinary and methodological issues in L2 acquisition research. It gives an accurate and up-to-date overview of high quality work currently in progress in research methodology, processing, principles and parameters theory, phonology, the bilingual lexicon, input and instruction. The volume will have the purpose of a handbook for teachers, students and researchers in the area of second language acquisition. The aim is to provide the reader with an acquisition perspective on processes of second and foreign language learning.



Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research

Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research Author Susan M. Gass
ISBN-10 9781136791772
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 224
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This timely reference guide is specifically directed toward the needs of second language researchers, who can expect to gain a clearer understanding of which techniques may be most appropriate and fruitful in given research domains. Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research is a perfect companion to the same author team’s bestselling Second Language Research: Methodology and Design. It is an indispensable text for graduate or advanced-level undergraduate students who are beginning research projects in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL as well as a comprehensive reference for more seasoned researchers.



Problems in Second Language Acquisition

Problems in Second Language Acquisition Author Michael H. Long
ISBN-10 9781351553117
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 216
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Second language acquisition has an identity problem. It is a young field struggling to emerge from the parent fields of education and applied linguistics. In his new book, Problems in Second Language Acquisition, Mike Long proposes a way to help second language acquisition develop a systematic and coherent focus using the philosophy of science as the lens. The volume is neatly organized into three parts--theory, research, and practice. This structure allows a focus on areas of SLA of interest to many in the field. These include theory proliferation and comparative theory evaluation; the Critical Period Hypothesis and negative feedback; and the practice of “synthetic” language teaching. The controversial volume will be of interest to researchers, educators, and graduate students in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, TESOL, and linguistics programs. It may be recommended as additional reading for an introductory SLA course in order to stimulate class discussions.



Second language acquisition in context

Second language acquisition in context Author Rod Ellis
ISBN-10 0137978952
Release 1987
Pages 226
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Second language acquisition in context has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Second language acquisition in context also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Second language acquisition in context book for free.



The Study of Second Language Acquisition

The Study of Second Language Acquisition Author Rod Ellis
ISBN-10 0194371891
Release 1994
Pages 824
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The first section of this book outlines a general framework for the study of second language acquisition. Subsequent sections provide a description of learner language, account for the role of the linguistic environment, examine the learner's internal mechanisms, explore individual differences in language learning, and review the expanding research on classroom second language acquisition. First Prize English Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition



An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research Author Diane Larsen-Freeman
ISBN-10 9781317869245
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 416
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Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language requirements. This book provides a synthesis of empirical findings on second and foreign language learning by children and adults, emphasising the design and execution of appropriate research.



Second Language Acquisition

Second Language Acquisition Author Kees De Bot
ISBN-10 0415338697
Release 2005
Pages 303
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Second Language Acquisition: - introduces the key areas in the field, including: multilingualism, the role of teaching, the mental processing of multiple languages, and patterns of growth and decline - explores the key theories and debates and elucidates areas of controversy - gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Vivian Cook, William E. Dunn and James P. Lantolf, S.P. Corder, and Nina Spada and Patsy Lightbown. Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for students and researchers of applied linguistics.



Mind and Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition

Mind and Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition Author Cristina Sanz
ISBN-10 1589013735
Release 2005-11-02
Pages 344
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How do people learn nonnative languages? Is there one part or function of our brains solely dedicated to language processing, or do we apply our general information-processing abilities when learning a new language? In this book, an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars and researchers presents an overview of the latter approach to adult second language acquisition and brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the latest research on this subject. Clearly organized into four distinct but integrated parts, Mind and Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition first provides an introduction to information-processing approaches and the tools for students to understand the data. The next sections explain factors that affect language learning, both internal (attention and awareness, individual differences, and the neural bases of language acquisition) and external (input, interaction, and pedagogical interventions). It concludes by looking at two pedagogical applications: processing instruction and content based instruction. This important and timely volume is a must-read for students of language learning, second language acquisition, and linguists who want to better understand the information-processing approaches to learning a non-primary language. This book will also be of immense interest to language scholars, program directors, teachers, and administrators in both second language acquisition and cognitive psychology.



Input in second language acquisition

Input in second language acquisition Author Susan M. Gass
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106008617000
Release 1985
Pages 464
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The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research

The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research Author Sylviane Granger
ISBN-10 9781316432143
Release 2015-10-01
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The origins of learner corpus research go back to the late 1980s when large electronic collections of written or spoken data started to be collected from foreign/second language learners, with a view to advancing our understanding of the mechanisms of second language acquisition and developing tailor-made pedagogical tools. Engaging with the interdisciplinary nature of this fast-growing field, The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research explores the diverse and extensive applications of learner corpora, with 27 chapters written by internationally renowned experts. This comprehensive work is a vital resource for students, teachers and researchers, offering fresh perspectives and a unique overview of the field. With representative studies in each chapter which provide an essential guide on how to conduct learner corpus research in a wide range of areas, this work is a cutting-edge account of learner corpus collection, annotation, methodology, theory, analysis and applications.



Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisition

Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisition Author Geoff Jordan
ISBN-10 1588114821
Release 2004
Pages 294
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Recently, many SLA researchers have adopted a postmodernist approach which challenges the assumption that SLA research is a rationalist, scientific endeavour. The resulting epistemological arguments, plus problems of theory proliferation, contradicting theories, and theory domain, hinder progress towards a unified theory of SLA. "Theory Construction in SLA" addresses these problems by returning to first principles; it asks whether there is such a thing as reliable knowledge, what is special about scientific method, and how we can best explain SLA. It is the first book to use the philosophy of science in order to examine the epistemological underpinnings of SLA research and evaluate rival theories of SLA. Part One explores the central issues in the philosophy of science, defends rationality against relativists, and offers Guidelines for theory assessment. Part Two examines different theories of SLA and evaluates them in terms of how well they stand up to the Guidelines.



Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition and Processing

Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition and Processing Author Zhisheng Wen
ISBN-10 9781783093588
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 328
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This unique volume offers a comprehensive discussion of essential theoretical and methodological issues concerning the pivotal role of working memory in second language learning and processing. It includes theoretical chapters, empirical studies providing original data and new insights into the topic, and commentary chapters which chart the course for future research.



Input Interaction and Corrective Feedback in L2 Learning Oxford Applied Linguistics

Input  Interaction and Corrective Feedback in L2 Learning   Oxford Applied Linguistics Author Alison Mackey
ISBN-10 9780194423014
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 288
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A study of the role of language input, interaction, and corrective feedback in second-language learning and Second Language Acquisition research