Alessandro G. Benati

Alessandro G. Benati

List of John Benjamins publications for which Alessandro G. Benati plays a role.


Second Language Acquisition Theory: The legacy of Professor Michael H. Long

Edited by Alessandro G. Benati and John W. Schwieter

[Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 14] 2022. xxiv, 276 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics


This chapter will provide a brief overview of the influence of Professor Michael H. Long in the field of second language acquisition whose work has shaped our understanding of many key concepts in the field. The chapter continues with a short synopsis of the contributions in this volume motivated… read more | Chapter
This chapter is intended to provide an overview of the term/concept focus on form. We are grateful to Mike Long for providing the original definition of this construct, setting up the debate and actively stimulating more theoretical and empirical research on the role and nature of focus on form.… read more | Chapter
Input Processing refers to the initial process by which learners connect grammatical forms with their meanings as well as how they interpret the roles of nouns in relationship to verbs. The pedagogical intervention derived from this theoretical framework, Processing Instruction (PI), has… read more | Chapter
Benati, Alessandro G. 2013. Chapter 5. The Input Processing Theory in second language acquisition. Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition, García Mayo, María del Pilar, María Juncal Gutiérrez Mangado and María Martínez-Adrián (eds.), pp. 93–110
The importance of input has always been recognised in the field of second language acquisition and hence one of the key questions addressed by researchers is how second language (L2) learners process input when listening or reading. The purpose of the present chapter is threefold. First, a synopsis… read more | Chapter