Second language acquisition research issues and implications

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  • Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects,
  • Psycholinguistics,
  • Second language acquisition

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Includes bibliographies and index.

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Statementedited by William C. Ritchie.
SeriesPerspectives in neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
ContributionsRitchie, William C.
LC ClassificationsP53 .S38
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 221 p. :
Number of Pages221
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Open LibraryOL4719946M
ISBN 10012589550X
LC Control Number78006884

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Formal and Informal Linguistic Environments in Language Acquisition and Language Learning 40 4. The Domain of the Conscious Grammar: The Morpheme Studies 51 5.

The Role of the First Language in Second Language Acquisition 64 6. The Neurological Correlates of Language Acquisition: Current Research 70 7. 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 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 4/5(13). He has published a number of books on second language acquisition and teacher education.

He has also published EFL/ESL textbooks. His main interest lies in the application of second Professor Rod Ellis is Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand/5.

Studies in Second Language Acquisition is a refereed journal of international scope devoted to the scientific discussion of acquisition or use of non-native and heritage volume (five issues) contains research articles of either a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods nature in addition to essays on current theoretical matters.

The acquisition of second or foreign languages is studied primarily by applied linguists. People learning a second language pass through some of the same stages, including overgeneralization, as do children learning their native language.

However, people rarely become as fluent in a second language as in their native tongue. “This book provides practical guidance for applied linguistic students doing SLA research. Each chapter, written by an expert in a subfield of second language acquisition (SLA), first presents a brief background review and theoretical frame-work of that area of research, then provides guide to the research methods and, finally, presents studies adopting the particular method to give.

Second Language Acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis is the only book on the market to provide a diverse collection of perspectives, from experienced researchers, on the role of the Critical Period Hypothesis in second language acquisition.

It is widely believed that age effects in both first and second language acquisition are developmental in nature, with native levels of Format: Paperback. 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 3/5(2). Goals of This Book: to reintroduce teachers to theory and 7 hopefully to gain their confidence again Notes 8 II. Second Language Acquisition Theory 9 A. Five Hypotheses About Second Language Acquisition 10 1.

The acquisition-learning distinction 10 2. The natural order hypothesis 12 (a) Transitional forms 14 3. The Monitor hypothesis 15Cited by: Book Description. This volume addresses salient theoretical issues concerning the validity of research methods in second-language acquisition, and provides critical analysis of contextualized versus sentence-level production approaches.

(shelved 1 time as second-language-acquisition) avg rating — ratings — published Want to Read saving. The book is intended as an introductory text but is intellectually stimulating, and in my experience consistently "hooks" undergraduate and graduate students alike, motivating many of them to pursue doctoral work in SLA, second language studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, second language education, or TESOL.

This article situates the Second language acquisition research book that second language acquisition research can potentially play in promoting change in teachers' methodological beliefs and : Numa Markee.

Preston, Variationist Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Second Language Speech and the Influence of the First LanguageJ. Leather and A. James, Second Language SpeechS. Gass, Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory: The Role of Language Transfer.

Research Methodology and ApplicationsD. Second-language acquisition (SLA), second-language learning, or L2 (language 2) acquisition, is the process by which people learn a second -language acquisition is also the scientific discipline devoted to studying that process.

The field of second-language acquisition is a subdiscipline of applied linguistics, but also receives research attention from a variety of other. In English language teaching, listening has been ignored and even misunderstood for quite a long time.

With the development of SLA (Second Language Acquisition) research, people began to Author: Michael Lessard-Clouston. This authoritative textbook provides an overview and analysis of current second language acquisition research conducted within the generative linguistic framework.

Lydia White argues that second language acquisition is constrained by principles and parameters of Universal : Lydia White. University. She has conducted research in a wide variety of sub-areas of second language acquisition, including language transfer, language universals, second language research methods, and input and interaction.

She is the author/editor of numerous books, has served as the President of the American Association forFile Size: 5MB. Both the research and pedagogy in this book are based on the newest research in the field of second language acquisition.

It is not the goal of this book to address every SLA theory or teach research methodology. It does however address the myths and questions that non-specialist teacher candidates have about language learning.

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the literature on second language acquisition in childhood. There is increasing interest in this area and a number of collections of readings have appeared, dealing with various aspects of the topic.

Kimberly L. Geeslin is Professor at Indiana University, USA. Her research focuses on second language Spanish (SLA) and the intersection of SLA and sociolinguistics.

She has published in Studies in Second Language Acquisition; Language Learning; Hispania; Spanish in Context; Bilingualism: Language and Cognition; Journal of Applied Linguistics; Linguistics; and.

Her research interests focus on crosslinguistic analyses of language acquisition with a view to factoring out universal from language-specific factors in a comprehensive theory. In addition to numerous journal and book articles, she has authored Child Language: Acquisition and Growth (; new edition in preparation).Pages: 2/ Four Aspects of the Second-Language-Learning Requirement March Alberta Learning, Alberta, Canada III.

The Effects of Second-language (L2) Learning on Students with Special Needs • There is a great deal of research that looks at the difference between students who are culturally and linguistically diverse versus those with Size: KB.

Learning strategies play essential roles on students' understanding information and solving problems. Not being aware of learning strategies and how to use them may lead to students' failure.

Since conducting research on learning strategies. "The concept of L2 ('non-native language,' 'second language,' 'foreign language') implies the prior availability to the individual of an L1, in other words some form of bilingualism.

Again, the use of the L2 set of terms has a dual function: it indicates something about the acquisition of the language and something about the nature of the Author: Richard Nordquist. The Study of Second Language Acquisition, second ed., Rod Ellis.

The term ‘ second language acquisition ’ in a broad sense refers to the learning of a nonnative language after the first language (L1) (i.e., the native language) has been learned, either in a naturalistic setting or in a formal classroom setting.

Before we go into detail, it is necessary to clarify some terms commonly used in the filed. • Second language versus foreign language. Second language acquisition, or sequential language acquisition, is learning a second language after a first language is already established.

Many times this happens when a child who speaks a language other than English goes to school for the first time. Children have an easier time learning a second language, but anyone can do it at any age. This book covers key topics in second language acquisition and bilingualism, examining different theoretical approaches and introducing key theories in the field.

Real studies are examined in areas such as acquisition of morphology, syntax and phonology, and practice questions give students a chance to think critically about crucial areas. Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching ELSA TRAGANT & CARMEN MUÑOZ' University of Barcelona ABSI'RACT After discussing the ties between language teaching and second language acquisition research, the present paper reviews the role that second language acquisition research has played on two recent pedagogical proposals.

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Divided into three sections, the book first addresses what we know about adult second language acquisition and how individuals may acquire languages differently from each other. In the second section, key educational design elements—from pedagogical methods to curriculum to assessment—are then introduced from the perspective of research.

The definition of second language acquisition (SLA) and learning is learning and acquisition of a second language once the mother tongue or first language acquisition is established.

SLA is the process of learning other languages in addition to the native language. For instance, a child who speaks Hindi as the mother tongue starts learning. This book constitutes a prime example of a well-written introduction to the undoubtedly highly complex, interdisciplinary and multifaceted domain of second language acquisition research, being at the same time accessible, readable and simply engaging.

Journal of Second Language Studies (JSLS) is an international refereed journal that is dedicated to promoting scholarly exchanges, advancing theoretical knowledge, and exploring pedagogical implications in second language acquisition and teaching.

The journal particularly welcomes interdisciplinary research dealing with theoretical and practical issues of second language.

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.

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) refers to the study of how students learn a second language (L2) additionally to their first language (L1). Although it is referred as Second Language Acquisition, it is the process of learning any language after the first language whether it is the second, third or fourth language.

Therefore, any otherCited by: 2. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) research over the past several decades, and to highlight the ways in which it has retained its original applied and linguistic interests, and enhanced them by addressing questions about acquisition processes.

As the paper will illustrate, SLA research has become Cited by: About this journal. Second Language Research is an international peer-reviewed, quarterly journal, publishing original theory-driven research concerned with second language acquisition and second language performance.

This includes both experimental studies and contributions aimed at exploring conceptual issues. In addition to providing a forum for investigators in the. Youtube: Aims of this book. Chapter 1 Background to Second Language Acquisition Research and Language Teaching. Glossary of teaching methods.

The scope of this book. Quotations on Second Language Acquisition. Common assumptions of language teaching. Article: Questioning traditional assumptions of language teaching. Salience in Second Language Acquisition 1st Edition. Susan M. Gass, Patti Spinner, Jennifer Behney Aug Salience in Second Language Acquisition brings together contributions from top scholars of second language acquisition (SLA) in a comprehensive volume of the existing literature and current research on salience.Second Language Acquisition Research Theoretical and Methodological Issues Susan Gass and Jacquelyn Schachter, Editors QUESTIONNAIRES IN SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH This book is intended to be practical in nature.

During the past 15 The book is concluded by a detailed checklist that."Understanding Second Language Acquisition, second edition, represents a historic scholarly achievement and unique contribution to the teaching of languages.

Writing for teachers and those preparing to become teachers, Rod Ellis provides the most comprehensive and balanced overview of the field of second language acquisition available Edition: Second Edition.

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