Advancedness in Second Language Spanish

Definitions, challenges, and possibilities

| University of Minnesota
| University of South Carolina
ISBN 9789027208101 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This book analyzes the construct of advanced proficiency in second language learning by bringing together empirical research from numerous linguistic domains and methodological traditions. Focusing on the dynamic nature of language use, the volume explores diverse manifestations of high-level second language Spanish, including performance on standardized proficiency assessments, acquisition of late-acquired linguistic structures, sophisticated language use in context, and individual differences. Chapters relate empirical findings to current definitions of advancedness, challenging scholars and practitioners to re-consider existing conceptualizations, and propose possible directions for future research and teaching with second language speakers of Spanish. By addressing larger issues in the field of second language learning, the volume is a valuable reference for language teachers, scholars, professionals and students with an interest in second language acquisition generally, and second language Spanish, more specifically.
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 31]  Expected February 2021.  vii, 506 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Chapter 1. The problematic pursuit of defining advancedness
Mandy R. Menke and Paul A. Malovrh
Part I. Advancedness and standardized assessments of proficiency
Chapter 2. The (limited) contributions of proficiency assessments in defining advancedness
Mandy R. Menke and Paul A. Malovrh
Chapter 3. ACTFL OPIc question prompt and advanced Spanish fluency
Alan V. Brown, Gregory L. Thompson and Troy L. Cox
Chapter 4. Advanced users of Spanish: Relationships among modalities of speaking, reading, and listening
Dan Soneson
Part II. Advancedness and late-acquired structures
Chapter 5. The role of late-acquired structures in advanced oral proficiency: A consideration of complexity and variability as indicators of development
Paul A. Malovrh and Mandy R. Menke
Chapter 6. Allowable temporal distances for future-time forms: The case of advanced L2 Spanish learners
Matthew Kanwit
Chapter 7. What does advanced L2 pronunciation look like?: Evidence from the ultimate attainment of Spanish consonants
Timothy L. Face
Chapter 8. An exploration of advanced-level learners’ verb choices in variable mood-distinction contexts
Aarnes Gudmestad
Chapter 9. L2 proficiency and L2 dialect processing during study abroad
Christine Shea
Part III. Advancedness and Sophisticated language use in context
Chapter 10. Sophisticated language use in context: The contributions of variationist approaches to the study of advanced learners of Spanish
Kimberly L. Geeslin
Chapter 11. Linguistic markers of stance in advanced second language Spanish academic writing
Mandy R. Menke
Chapter 12. Using the L2 to express intercultural competence: A measure of sophisticated language use in context
Lori Czerwionka
Chapter 13. Spanish-language advancedness: Grammatical metaphor and the oral-written continuum
Omar Velázquez-Mendoza
Chapter 14. Developing advanced pragmatic competence in Spanish
J. César Félix-Brasdefer and Megan DiBartolomeo
Part IV. Advancedness and individual learner characteristics and advanced-level performance
Chapter 15. Advancing notions of advancedness: Clarifying the differential and dynamic effects of working memory across the second language proficiency spectrum
Ellen Johnson Serafini
Chapter 16. Individual characteristics in advanced Spanish proficiency: Cluster and case-matching analyses on 127 advanced learners
Paula Winke, Emily Heidrich Uebel and Susan M. Gass
Chapter 17. The effects of study abroad on interlanguage development: A concept-oriented analysis of advanced Spanish majors’ direct object expression
Paul A. Malovrh and James F. Lee
Chapter 18. The role of individual characteristics in the acquisition of Spanish copula choice: The case of Korean learners
Avizia Long
Chapter 19. The role of language anxiety and enjoyment in advanced proficiency: Considerations for task-based language teaching research
Ángela Donate
Chapter 20. Language aptitude and foreign accent in advanced L2 speakers of Spanish
Gisela Granena
Chapter 21. Looking ahead: Future directions for research on advancednesss and instructional practice in second language Spanish
Paul A. Malovrh and Mandy R. Menke
BIC Subject: CF/2ADS – Linguistics/Spanish
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020041619 | Marc record