L3 Syntactic Transfer

Models, new developments and implications

ORCID logoTanja Angelovska | University of Salzburg
Angela Hahn | Ludwig Maximilians University
ISBN 9789027243768 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027265609 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book fills an existing gap in the field of third language acquisition (L3A) by bringing together theoretical, empirical, and practical accounts that contribute to informed teaching practices in multilingual classrooms. The volume is organised into three sections that focus on prominent syntactic transfer models in the field of L3A and together provide insights into the interplay of the influences of prior languages in L3 syntax and how we can enrich the practical field of instructed L3 acquisition. Part I includes original papers dealing with new developments of existing theoretical models on syntactic transfer in L3A and Part II consists of empirical studies testing existing models from different perspectives (formal, lexico-functional, and neurocognitive). Following these two sections, Part III discusses how theory can inform practices for L3 learning and teaching. This concise compilation brings to light innovations, not only in terms of theoretical refinements and practical implementations, but also in offering an impressive range of language combinations. This book is intended to act as a unique resource for scholars, applied linguists, language educators, both novices and experts alike, in and beyond the field of L3A.
[Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 5] 2017.  x, 329 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The editors compiled an innovate collection of high quality research by most prominent researchers and colleagues in the field. This comprehensive volume provides a welcome addition to the field of L3 acquisition not only because established researchers have joined their forces, but also because it provides insights both in fundamental theoretical issues as well as applications for language teaching. It makes a great contribution both for scholars as well as students interested in language acquisition research. I highly recommend this inspiring collection, which proves to be a masterly treatment of this highly debated and thus challenging topic.”
“This book has two great merits. It examines and integrates different theoretical models of L3 acquisition, and it bridges the gap between research on L3 syntactic transfer and foreign language pedagogy by discussing practical implications of evidence provided in the existing L3 literature for instructed L3 acquisition.”
“This collection is a welcome contribution to the dynamically developing field of third language acquisition, offering valuable insights from three complementary perspectives that involve modeling and researching L3 syntactic transfer as well as implementing the findings to the actual teaching practice.”
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Angelovska, Tanja
2018. Cross-linguistic awareness of adult L3 learners of English: a focus on metalinguistic reflections and proficiency. Language Awareness 27:1-2  pp. 136 ff. DOI logo
Angelovska, Tanja
2019. InstructedL3Acquisition ofEnglish. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Angelovska, Tanja
2020. From L3 Acquisition to Teaching English. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Angelovska, Tanja
2021. Chapter 3. When a psycholinguist enters the multilingual classroom. In English Pronunciation Instruction [AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 19],  pp. 40 ff. DOI logo
Angelovska, Tanja & Angela Hahn
2017. L3 syntactic transfer – an integrative approach. In L3 Syntactic Transfer [Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 5],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Angelovska, Tanja & Katrin Schaipp
2020. Heterogeneity in TEFL: A Focus on Teachers' Competencies for and in the Multilingual Classroom. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Fernández-Berkes, Éva & Suzanne Flynn
2023. Grammatical mapping in L3 acquisition. In L3 Development After the Initial State [Studies in Bilingualism, 65],  pp. 8 ff. DOI logo
Forsyth, Helen Victoria
2022. A Processability Approach to Instructed Language Learning in Multilingual Contexts Developmental Stages from a Receptive Competence Perspective . EL.LE :2 DOI logo
Foryś-Nogala, Małgorzata, Olga Broniś, Marcin Opacki & Agnieszka Otwinowska
2023. Cross-linguistic influences, language proficiency and metalinguistic knowledge in L3 Italian subject placement. International Journal of Multilingualism 20:2  pp. 308 ff. DOI logo
Hahn, Angela & Tanja Angelovska
2017. Chapter 13. Input-Practice-Output. In L3 Syntactic Transfer [Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 5],  pp. 299 ff. DOI logo
Kim, Hyunwoo, Kitaek Kim & Kyuhee Jo
2024. The role of crosslinguistic morphological congruency and L2 proficiency in the L3 acquisition of English plural marking. International Journal of Multilingualism 21:2  pp. 1074 ff. DOI logo
Otwinowska, Agnieszka
2023. Cross-linguistic influence and language co-activation in acquiring L3 words: What empirical evidence do we have so far?. Second Language Research DOI logo
Plötner, Kathleen
Puig-Mayenco, Eloi & Jason Rothman
2020. Low proficiency does not mean ab initio: A methodological footnote for linguistic transfer studies. Language Acquisition 27:2  pp. 217 ff. DOI logo
Ramos Feijoo, Jon & María del Pilar García Mayo
2023. The acquisition of relative clauses by Spanish-Basque learners of L3 English: does dominance play a role?. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching 61:3  pp. 1051 ff. DOI logo
Rothman, Jason, Jorge González Alonso & Eloi Puig-Mayenco
2019. Third Language Acquisition and Linguistic Transfer, DOI logo
Siemund, Peter & Eliane Lorenz
2024. Chapter 5. Multilingual advantages. In Multifaceted Multilingualism [Studies in Bilingualism, 66],  pp. 123 ff. DOI logo
Vallerossa, Francesco
2024. ‘I think mangiò might be passé simple’: exploring multilingual learners’ reflections on past tense verb morphology. International Journal of Multilingualism 21:1  pp. 112 ff. DOI logo

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CFDM: Bilingualism & multilingualism

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LAN009040: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics / General
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