Teachability and Learnability across Languages

Editors
| Østfold University College
| Østfold University College
| Østfold University College
| Ludwigsburg University of Education
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Teachability and Learnability across Languages addresses key issues in second, foreign and heritage language acquisition, as well as in language teaching. Focusing on a Processability Theory perspective, it brings together empirical studies of language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment. For the first time, a research timeline for the role of instruction in language learning is presented, showing how the field of second language acquisition (SLA) research has developed over the last four decades since Pienemann’s work on learnability and syllabus construction over the 1980s. The book includes studies of child and adult second as well as foreign language acquisition research, covering a wide range of target languages including English, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. In addition, future extensions of PT are discussed. This volume is designed for advanced students in international programs of SLA and Applied Linguistics as well as for SLA researchers and second and foreign language teachers.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Ragnar Arntzen, Gisela Håkansson, Arnstein Hjelde and Jörg-U. Keßler
1–6
Part I. Teachability and learnability
Chapter 1. Research timeline. The role of instruction: Teachability and processability
Kristof Baten and Jörg-U. Keßler
9–26
Chapter 2. How much English do children know before they are exposed to instruction?: Applying Processability Theory to receptive grammar
Gisela Håkansson
27–49
Chapter 3. Morpho-syntactic development in the input: A study of second language learning textbooks
Anna Flyman Mattsson
51–70
Chapter 4. Are speech and writing teachable?: Re-examining developmental constraints on pedagogy
Bronwen Patricia Dyson
71–93
Part II. Methods and assessment
Chapter 5. The elicitation of oral language production data: An exploration of the Elicited Imitation Task
Kristof Baten
97–118
Chapter 6. Elicited imitation as a diagnostic tool of morpho-syntactic processing
Jacopo Saturno
119–136
Chapter 7. Grammatical accuracy and complexity in a speaking proficiency test
Anders Agebjörn
137–159
Part III. Cross-linguistic aspects of SLA
Chapter 8. Acquisition of nominal morphology in Norwegian L2: Trends and tendencies
Linda Evenstad Emilsen
163–181
Chapter 9. Interlingual versus intralingual tendencies in second language acquisition: Expressing motion events in English, Hungarian and Japanese
Miho Mano, Yuko Yoshinari and Kiyoko Eguchi
183–204
Chapter 10. The acquisition of Turkish (genitive-)possessive structures by adult Norwegian learners
Emel Türker-van der Heiden and Gözde Mercan
205–234
Closing chapter
Chapter 11. Heritage language development and the promise of Processability Theory
Silvina Montrul
237–259
Index
261–263
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019003729