Forty years later
Few works in the field of second language acquisition (SLA) can endure multiple reads, but Selinker's (1972) "Interlanguage" is a clear exception. Written at the inception of the field, this paper delineates a disciplinary scope; asks penetrating questions; advances daring hypotheses; and proposes a first-ever conceptual and empirical framework that continues to stimulate SLA research. Sparked by a heightened interest in this founding text on its 40th anniversary, 10 leaders in their respective fields of SLA research collectively examine extrapolations of the seminal text for the past, the present, and the future of SLA research. This book offers a rare resource for novices and experts alike in and beyond the field of SLA.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 39] 2014. vii, 255 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | pp. vii–viii
IntroductionZhaoHong Han and Elaine Tarone | pp. 1–6
Chapter 1. Enduring questions from the Interlanguage HypothesisElaine Tarone | pp. 7–26
Chapter 2. Rediscovering predictionTerence Odlin | pp. 27–46
Chapter 3. From Julie to Wes to Alberto: Revisiting the construct of fossilizationZhaoHong Han | pp. 47–74
Chapter 4. Interlanguage, transfer and fossilization: Beyond second language acquisitionSilvina Montrul | pp. 75–104
Chapter 5. The limits of instruction: 40 years after “Interlanguage”Bill VanPatten | pp. 105–126
Chapter 6. Documenting interlanguage developmentKathleen Bardovi-Harlig | pp. 127–146
Chapter 7. Methodological influences of “Interlanguage” (1972): Data then and data nowSusan M. Gass and Charlene Polio | pp. 147–172
Chapter 8. Trying out theories on interlanguage: Description and explanation over 40 years of L2 negation researchLourdes Ortega | pp. 173–202
Chapter 9. Another step to be taken – Rethinking the end point of the interlanguage continuumDiane Larsen-Freeman | pp. 203–220
Chapter 10. Interlanguage 40 years on: Three themes from hereLarry Selinker | pp. 221–246
Name index | pp. 247–252
Subject index | pp. 253–256
“ Interlanguage: Forty Years Later is a valuable and important book for SLA scholars and graduate students because it puts us in touch with our history and because it provides state-of-the-art accounts of the most basic issues within our discipline, which were first raised by Selinker in the beginning.”
H.D. Adamson, University of Arizona, in Studies in Second Language Acquisition", Volume 37:1 (2014)
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