Learning a Second Language through Interaction

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This book examines different theoretical perspectives on the role that interaction plays in second language acquisition. The principal perspectives are those afforded by the Interaction Hypothesis, Socio-Cultural Theory and the Levels of Processing model. Interaction is, therefore, defined broadly; it is seen as involving both intermental and intramental activity. The theoretical perspectives are explored empirically in a series of studies which investigate the relationship between aspects of interaction and second language acquisition. A number of these studies consider the effects of interaction on the acquisition of vocabulary (word meanings) by both adult and child L2 learners. In addition, the effects of language aptitude on input processing are considered. Further studies consider the contribution that interaction makes to the acquisition of grammatical knowledge. These studies provide clear evidence that social and intermental interaction are major forces in the acquisition of an L2. Finally, the book, considers a number of pedagogic specifications. In particular, the importance of discourse control as a means of learners’ obtaining the quality of interaction likely to foster acquisition is discussed.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 17]  1999.  x, 285 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
Preface
ix
Introduction
1
Theoretical Perspectives on Interaction and Language Learning
Rod Ellis
3
Input, Interaction and Vocabulary Learning
33
Factors in the Incidental Acquisition of Second Language Vocabulary from Oral Input
Rod Ellis
35
Modified Input and the Acquisition of Word meaning by Children and Adults
Rod Ellis, Rick Heimbach, Yoshihiro Tanaka and Atsuko Yamazaki
63
Modified Output and the Acquisition of Word Meanings
Xien He and Rod Ellis
115
Modified Input, Language Aptitude and the Acquisition of Word Meanings
Hirota Nagata, David Aline and Rod Ellis
133
Learning Vocabulary Through Interacting With a Written Text
Hoda Zaki and Rod Ellis
151
Interaction and Grammar Learning
171
Output Enhancement and the Acquisition of the Past Tense
Hide Takashima and Rod Ellis
173
Communicating About Grammar
Sandra S. Fotos and Rod Ellis
189
Pedegogical Perspectives
209
Making the Classroom Acquisition Rich
Rod Ellis
211
Conclusion
231
Retrospect and Prospect
Rod Ellis
233
References
259
Index
281
“I recommend Ellis's book not as the final word on interaction and L2 learning, but as a coherent account of a particular approach to the issue.”
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