Patsy M. Lightbown

List of John Benjamins publications for which Patsy M. Lightbown plays a role.



Nicholas, Howard and Patsy M. Lightbown 2008 Defining child second language acquisition, defining roles for L2 instructionSecond Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner: Child's play?, Philp, Jenefer, Rhonda Oliver and Alison Mackey (eds.), pp. 27–51 | Article
In this chapter, ‘child’ second language acquisition is defined as distinct fromboth ‘adult’ second language acquisition and from either monolingual or simultaneous bilingual development in childhood. We argue that ‘second language acquisition’ begins at a very early age (certainly before age 3)… read more
Lightbown, Patsy M. 2001 Input filters in second language acquisitionEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 1 (2001), Foster-Cohen, Susan H. and Anna Nizegorodcew (eds.), pp. 79–97 | Article
This paper reviews a variety of restrictions (input filters) on the conversion of input to intake and thence to acquisition. These filters are internal characteristics of the learner which seem to interfere with the ability to make use of L2 input for acquisition, even when that input seems, on… read more