Theoretical and Methodological Developments in Processability Theory

| Ghent University
| Vrije Universiteit Brussel
| Vrije Universiteit Brussel
| Ghent University
ISBN 9789027203045 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267702 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This edited volume is devoted to expanding the theoretical basis of Processability Theory, a theory of second language development that combines insights in the way speakers generate language and store their language knowledge to predict, describe and explain developmental sequences (Pienemann 1998, 2005). The aim of the book is to provide a forum for new perspectives focusing on three intersections: (1) the interface between morpho-syntax and discourse/pragmatics/semantics, (2) constraints on processing and receptive processing and (3) developments in instructed second language learning. Each part also includes a response paper, in which the new perspectives, in terms of the theoretical challenges and/or the empirical results of the preceding chapters are discussed. This collection of articles and response papers will be very relevant to students and researchers interested in theoretical aspects of second language acquisition, and more specifically Processability Theory, and clearly indicates that the field is lively and open.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Processability theory: Assessment of the current state and future perspectives
Kristof Baten, Aafke Buyl, Katja Lochtman and Mieke Van Herreweghe
Interface between Morpho-Syntax and Discourse/Pragmatics/Semantics
Chapter 2. Processing Alignments: Semantic, Thematic and Structural Prominence in Samoan SLA
Helen Charters and Grant Muagututi’a
Chapter 3. The emergence of sentence Topic in a Topicprominent language: A descriptive study of L2 Chinese
Yanyin Zhang
Chapter 4. The Acquisition of the Ergative Case in Hindi as a Foreign Language
Kristof Baten and Saartje Verbeke
Chapter 5. Response Paper: Exploring the Interface between Morpho-Syntax and Discourse/Pragmatics/Semantics
Anke Lenzing and Manfred Pienemann
Constraints on Processing and Receptive Processing
Chapter 6. Constraints on Processing: L1 Transfer and the L2 Initial Mental Grammatical System
Anke Lenzing
Chapter 7. Studying Receptive Grammar Acquisition within a PT Framework: A Methodological Exploration
Aafke Buyl
Chapter 8. Response Paper: Exploring new Grounds – Turning the PT Kaleidoscope
Gisela Håkansson
Developments in Instructed Second Language Learning
Chapter 9. PT meets CA: Second Language Research at the Crossroads
Jörg-U. Keßler and Götz Schwab
Chapter 10. Instructing Stages of Processability Theory in L2 Spanish: Next or Next + 1?
Carrie L. Bonilla
Chapter 11. Implications of the Developmental Stages of Language Acquisition for Classroom Teaching
Evelyn Doman
Chapter 12. Response Paper: Language Teaching and Learning from a PT Perspective
Jana Roos
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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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