Studying Processability Theory

An Introductory Textbook

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Manfred Pienemann | University of Paderborn & Newcastle University
Jörg-U. Keßler | Ludwigsburg University of Education
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Processability Theory (PT) as developed by Manfred Pienemann is a prominent theory of second language acquisition. PT serves as a framework for a wide range of research covering issues, including L2 processing, interlanguage variation, typological effects on SLA, L1 transfer, pidgins and creoles, linguistic profiling, stabilisation/fossilisation and teachability. This textbook provides a reader-friendly introduction to PT. It is designed for students with a basic knowledge of (applied) linguistics. The components of PT are set out in four parts. The first part focuses on observed facts, in particular on paths of L2 development and learner variation. The second part gives an overview of the theoretical basis of PT. Part three details the application of PT to contexts other than ESL (i.e. Japanese, creoles and bilingual acquisition), and the fourth part focuses on practical applications. Each chapter contains exercises (including data analysis and interpretation) which may be used for individual study or in class. The textbook can be used as a concise introduction to PT. However, it may also serve as a point of reference for particular PT-related topics. The individual chapters were written by specialists in each of the research areas.
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“I would recommend this book to anyone studying or researching Applied Linguistics, especially SLA, including future teachers. It offers an incredibly comprehensive overview of research into PT and its applications, is well-structured and easy to read despite its enormous theoretical breadth. Understanding the complex processes that govern second language acquisition in the light of PT is as important for language teachers as being fluent in the language that they teach.”
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Adamson, H. D.
2015. INTERLANGUAGE: FORTY YEARS LATER. ZhoaHang Han and Elaine Tarone (Eds.). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Benjamins, 2014. Pp. vii + 255.. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 37:1  pp. 167 ff. DOI logo
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2021. Arabic Applied Linguistics. In The Cambridge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics,  pp. 11 ff. DOI logo
Arntzen, Ragnar, Gisela Håkansson, Arnstein Hjelde & Jörg-U. Keßler
2019. Introduction. In Teachability and Learnability across Languages [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 6],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Baten, Kristof, Aafke Buyl, Katja Lochtman & Mieke Van Herreweghe
2015. Chapter 1. Processability theory. In Theoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 4],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Bayram, Fatih & Clare Wright
2016. Turkish Heritage Language Acquisition and Maintenance in Germany. In Handbook of Comparative Studies on Community Colleges and Global Counterparts [Springer International Handbooks of Education, ],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Bayram, Fatih & Clare Wright
2018. Turkish Heritage Language Acquisition and Maintenance in Germany. In Handbook of Comparative Studies on Community Colleges and Global Counterparts [Springer International Handbooks of Education, ],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Bayram, Fatih & Clare Wright
2018. Turkish Heritage Language Acquisition and Maintenance in Germany. In Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education [Springer International Handbooks of Education, ],  pp. 481 ff. DOI logo
Buyl, Aafke
2015. Chapter 7. Studying Receptive Grammar Acquisition within a PT Framework. In Theoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 4],  pp. 139 ff. DOI logo
Buyl, Aafke & Alex Housen
2015. Developmental stages in receptive grammar acquisition: A Processability Theory account. Second Language Research 31:4  pp. 523 ff. DOI logo
De Clercq, Bastien & Alex Housen
2019. The development of morphological complexity: A cross-linguistic study of L2 French and English. Second Language Research 35:1  pp. 71 ff. DOI logo
Doman, Evelyn
2015. Chapter 11. Implications of the Developmental Stages of Language Acquisition for Classroom Teaching. In Theoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 4],  pp. 239 ff. DOI logo
Dyson, Bronwen, Gisela Håkansson & Kirrie J. Ballard
2022. A Developmental Approach to Assessing and Treating Agrammatic Aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 31:3  pp. 1188 ff. DOI logo
Dyson, Bronwen Patricia
2016. Variation, individual differences and second language processing. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 6:4  pp. 341 ff. DOI logo
Gao, Jie
2022. An investigation of high-proficiency L2 English speakers' oral test performance: A profiling approach. Frontiers in Communication 7 DOI logo
Garðarsdóttir, María & Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir
2020. A processability approach to the development of case in L2 Icelandic. Language, Interaction and Acquisition 11:1  pp. 68 ff. DOI logo
Hagenfeld, Katharina
2016. Psychometric approaches to language testing and linguistic profiling – A complementary relationship?. In Developing, Modelling and Assessing Second Languages [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 5],  pp. 135 ff. DOI logo
Jakobson, Liivi
2018. Teacher written feedback on adult beginners’ writing in a second language. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 169:2  pp. 235 ff. DOI logo
Jamal, Siti Hajar, Salleh Amat, Nasrudin Subhi & Mohd Faradi Mohamed Ghazali
2018. Obstacles and Challenges in Counselling Gays and Lesbians in Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences 8:6 DOI logo
Kawaguchi, Satomi
2016. Question constructions, argument mapping, and vocabulary development in English L2 by Japanese speakers. In Developing, Modelling and Assessing Second Languages [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 5],  pp. 35 ff. DOI logo
Keßler, Jörg-U
2022. Teaching processability theory in foreign language teacher education. Instructed Second Language Acquisition DOI logo
Keßler, Jörg-U & Anke Lenzing
2018. Grammar in Foreign and Second Language Classes. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Keßler, Jörg-U. & Mathias Liebner
2016. Diagnosing L2-English in the communicative EFL Classroom. In Developing, Modelling and Assessing Second Languages [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 5],  pp. 193 ff. DOI logo
Keßler, Jörg-U. & Götz Schwab
2015. Chapter 9. PT meets CA. In Theoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 4],  pp. 175 ff. DOI logo
Keßler, Jörg‐U. & Anke Lenzing
2022. Grammar in Foreign and Second Language Classes. In The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Lenzing, Anke
2015. Chapter 6. Constraints on Processing. In Theoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 4],  pp. 113 ff. DOI logo
Long, Michael H.
2020. Optimal input for language learning: Genuine, simplified, elaborated, or modified elaborated?. Language Teaching 53:2  pp. 169 ff. DOI logo
Mai, Ziyin
2016. L2 Chinese: Grammatical development and processing. Second Language Research 32:1  pp. 123 ff. DOI logo
Maier, Esther, Lea Neubauer, Katharina Ponto, Stefanie Couve de Murville & Kristin Kersten
2016. Assessing linguistic levels of L2 English in primary school programs. In Developing, Modelling and Assessing Second Languages [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 5],  pp. 163 ff. DOI logo
MARSDEN, EMMA, SOPHIE THOMPSON & LUKE PLONSKY
2018. A methodological synthesis of self-paced reading in second language research. Applied Psycholinguistics 39:5  pp. 861 ff. DOI logo
O'Grady, William
2015. Processing Determinism. Language Learning 65:1  pp. 6 ff. DOI logo
Ortega, Lourdes
2014. Chapter 8. Trying out theories on interlanguage: Description and explanation over 40 years of L2 negation research. In Interlanguage [Language Learning & Language Teaching, 39],  pp. 173 ff. DOI logo
Pienemann, Manfred
2012. Processability Theory and Teachability. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, DOI logo
Roos, Jana
2015. Chapter 12. Response Paper. In Theoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 4],  pp. 263 ff. DOI logo
Roos, Jana
2016. Acquisition as a gradual process. In Developing, Modelling and Assessing Second Languages [Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching, 5],  pp. 121 ff. DOI logo
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2023. Sprach(en)erwerb. In Deutsch als Fremdsprache,  pp. 17 ff. DOI logo
Speyer, Lydia Gabriela & Erik Schleef
2019. Processing ‘Gender-neutral’ Pronouns: A Self-paced Reading Study of Learners of English. Applied Linguistics 40:5  pp. 793 ff. DOI logo
Wirbatz, Karoline & Pascal Buttkewitz
2017. Chapter 5. Transfer or no transfer; that is the question. In L3 Syntactic Transfer [Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 5],  pp. 103 ff. DOI logo
Zhang, Xian
2021. Testing the Topic Hypothesis. Language and Sociocultural Theory 7:1  pp. 87 ff. DOI logo

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BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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