Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

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| Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
| Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
| Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
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Second language acquisition (SLA) is a field of inquiry that has increased in importance since the 1960s. Currently, researchers adopt multiple perspectives in the analysis of learner language, all of them providing different but complementary answers to the understanding of oral and written data produced by young and older learners in different settings. The main goal of this volume is to provide the reader with updated reviews of the major contemporary approaches to SLA, the research carried out within them and, wherever appropriate, the implications and/or applications for theory, research and pedagogy that might derive from the available empirical evidence. The book is intended for SLA researchers as well as for graduate (MA, Ph.D.) students in SLA research, applied linguistics and linguistics, as the different chapters will be a guide in their research within the approaches presented. The volume will also be of interest to professionals from other fields interested in the SLA process and the different explanations that have been put forward to account for it.
Recipient of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics 2014 Book Award.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 9]  2013.  xiii, 265 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
Foreword
Florence Myles
xi–xiii
Introduction
María del Pilar García Mayo, María Juncal Gutiérrez Mangado and María Martínez-Adrián
1–4
Chapter 1. What is easy and what is hard to acquire 
in a second language: A generative perspective
Roumyana Slabakova
5–28
Chapter 2. Systemic Functional approaches to second language acquisition in school settings
Ana Llinares García
29–48
Chapter 3. From input, output and comprehension to negotiation, evidence, and attention: An overview of theory and research on learner interaction and SLA
Teresa Pica
49–70
Chapter 4. Skill Acquisition Theory and the role of practice in L2 development
Roy Lyster and Masatoshi Sato
71–92
Chapter 5. The Input Processing Theory in second language acquisition
Alessandro Benati
93–110
Chapter 6. Processability Theory: Explaining developmental sequences
Gisela Håkansson
111–128
Chapter 7. Sociocultural Theory and second language development: Theoretical foundations and insights from research
Gabriela Adela Gánem-Gutiérrez
129–152
Chapter 8. Investigating L2 spoken syntax: A Usage-based perspective
Regina Weinert, María Basterrechea and María del Pilar García Mayo
153–176
Chapter 9. Connectionist models of second language acquisition
Ping Li and Xiaowei Zhao
177–198
Chapter 10. Dynamic Systems Theory as a comprehensive theory of second language development
Kees de Bot, Wander Lowie, Steven L. Thorne and Marjolijn H. Verspoor
199–220
Chapter 11. Electrophysiology of second language processing: The past, present and future
Laura L. Sabourin, Christie Brien and Marie-Claude Tremblay
221–242
Afterword. On multiplicity and mutual exclusivity: The case for different SLA theories
Jason Rothman and Bill VanPatten
243–256
List of contributors
257–260
“This book offers a vibrant sampling of the theoretical complexity of SLA. Each chapter is forward-looking, authoritative, and epistemologically inviting. A remarkable collection that will fascinate neophytes and connoisseurs of SLA theories alike!”
“There are a number of perspectives from which one might wish to gain an understanding of second languages: how they are acquired, how to teach them, how people use them, how acquisition and use is affected by the context in which they are learned. Different perspectives engender different kinds of investigation. The editors of the present volume have brought together a fine selection of contributions from researchers who are currently following different paths in the investigation of second language acquisition – some well-trodden, others relatively new. All offer a contemporary take on the issues that are central to their approaches. Anyone interested in the broad spectrum of contemporary research into second language acquisition will want to read this book.”
“This intellectually stimulating volume showcases the epistemological and methodological diversity of SLA in a rich, informative way. At the same time, it hints at the emergent features around which the field coheres. Such a collection would be especially valuable to two audiences. For newcomers to SLA, the volume could offer a helpful starting point for approaching the multiple perspectives that make up the field. Although some chapters are perhaps less accessible than others, the collection is a useful resource for relevant courses in SLA or related fields. More experienced researchers might find the volume helpful for keeping abreast of developments in approaches parallel to their own. The potential of such a collection for stimulating interdisciplinary insights is also commendable.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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