Researching L2 Task Performance and Pedagogy

In honour of Peter Skehan

| Macao Polytechnic Institute
| University of Leeds
ISBN 9789027203304 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume honours Peter Skehan’s landmark contributions to research in Task-Based Language Teaching. It offers state-of-the-art reviews as well as cutting-edge new research studies, all reflective of key theoretical and methodological issues in current research, such as the role and nature of task complexity and the distinct dimensions of L2 task performance. Collectively, these chapters celebrate Professor Skehan’s seminal influence on TBLT and second language acquisition research, and they bear witness to the sustained academic mentoring and collaboration that have characterised his career. Contributed both by senior academics and more recent participants in SLA and TBLT research, the chapters variously explore conceptual frameworks and methodological insights on central issues in TBLT research, theoretical debates, innovative research paradigms and methodologies, as well as practical pedagogical proposals. The book provides a wide-ranging and balanced account of Skehan’s work and its impact on other researchers, serving as an introduction as well as a critical review for both seasoned and novice researchers and for interested practitioners.
[Task-Based Language Teaching, 13]  2019.  xxiii, 328 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Series editors preface
Profile of Peter Skehan
Foreword: The many contributions of Peter Skehan
Michael H. Long
Introduction and overview
Mohammad Javad Ahmadian and Zhisheng (Edward) Wen
Part I. Underlying constructs and emerging perspectives
Chapter 1. Task preparedness
Rod Ellis
Chapter 2. Automaticity, fluency and second language task performance
Parvaneh Tavakoli
Chapter 3. Task motivation: What makes an L2 task engaging?
Zoltán Dörnyei
Chapter 4. The relationship between task motivation and L2 motivation: An empirical study
Qiong Wang and Shaofeng Li
Part II. Task complexity and performance
Chapter 5. Unravelling cognitive task complexity: Learning from learners’ perspectives on task characteristics and second language performance
Shoko Sasayama and John M. Norris
Chapter 6. The effects of task demands on linguistic complexity and accuracy across task types and L1/L2 speakers
Marije C. Michel, Andrea Révész, Danni Shi and Yanmei Li
Chapter 7. The effects of reasoning demands on Chinese EFL learners’ oral performance and cognitive processes
Jiaxin Xing and Shaoqian Luo
Chapter 8. Peter Skehan’s influence in research on task difficulty: A bibliometric analysis using CiteSpace
Liping Wang and Lawrence Jun Zhang
Part III. Task pedagogy and L2 development
Chapter 9. Strategic planning and repetition as metacognitive processes in task performance: Implications for EFL learners’ speech production
Raquel Carolina Souza Ferraz D'Ely, Mailce Borges Mota and Martin Bygate
Chapter 10. Input-based tasks in the French language classroom
Rosemary Erlam
Chapter 11. Task-readiness and L2 task performance across proficiency levels
Gavin Bui
Chapter 12. Task-induced second language development: A micro-genetic study
Craig Lambert
Chapter 13. Task-based analysis and the Competition Model
Brian MacWhinney
List of contributors
“Anyone with a scholarly or practical interest in second language learning and teaching will surely have come across the work of Peter Skehan, either by reading his books, chapters and articles, or by attending his classes and conference papers. Through his eloquent presentations, his engaging teaching and outstanding research, Peter has inspired a generation of applied linguists to construct a rich empirical understanding of how second languages are processed, performed and, sometimes, perfected. This volume is a testament to his lasting inspiration. The contributors here build upon Peter's seminal work in a variety of topics within TBLT: the effects of motivation, the limits of selective attention, the subtle interaction of task design and performance dimensions of complexity, accuracy, lexis and fluency. We find here the latest cutting edges of the lines of investigation pioneered by Peter over the last thirty years.”
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