DescriptionThe Handbook of Second Language Acquisition presents an integrated discussion of key, and sometimes controversial, issues in second language acquisition research.
- Discusses the biological and cognitive underpinnings of SLA, mechanisms, processes, and constraints on SLA, the level of ultimate attainment, research methods, and the status of SLA as a cognitive science.
- Includes contributions from twenty-seven of the world's leading scholars.
- Provides an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of human cognition, including those in linguistics, psychology, applied linguistics, ESL, foreign languages, and cognitive science.
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1. The Scope of Inquiry and Goals of SLA: Catherine J. Doughty and Michael H. Long.
II: Capacity and Representation:.
2. On the Nature of Interlanguage Representation: Universal Grammar in the Second Language: Lydia White.
3. The Radical Middle: Nativism without Universal Grammar: William O’Grady.
4. Constructions, Chunking, and Connectionism: The Emergence of Second Language Structure: Nick C. Ellis.
5. Cognitive Processes in Second Language Learners and Bilinguals: The Development of Lexical and Conceptual Representations: Judith F. Kroll and Gretchen Sunderman.
6. Near-Nativeness: Antonella Sorace.
III: Environments for SLA:.
7. Language Socialization in SLA: Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo and Sarah Nielsen.
8. Social Context: Jeff Siegel.
9. Input and Interaction: Susan M. Gass.
10. Instructed SLA: Constraints, Compensation, and Enhancement: Catherine J. Doughty.
IV: Processes in SLA:.
11. Implicit and Explicit Learning: Robert M. DeKeyser.
12. Incidental and Intentional Learning: Jan H. Hulstijn.
13. Automaticity and Second Languages: Norman Segalowitz.
14. Variation: Suzanne Romaine.
15. Cross-linguistic Influence: Terence Odlin.
16. Stabilization and Fossilization in Interlanguage Development: Michael H. Long.
V: Biological and Psychological Constraints:.
17. Maturational Constraints in SLA: Kenneth Hyltenstam and Niclas Abrahamsson.
18. Individual Differences in Second Language Learning: Zoltán Dörnyei and Peter Skehan.
19. Attention and Memory during SLA: Peter Robinson.
20. Language Processing Capacity: Manfred Pienemann.
VI: Research Methods:.
21. Defining and Measuring SLA: John Norris and Lourdes Ortega.
22. Data Collection in SLA Research: Craig Chaudron.
VII: The State of SLA:.
23. SLA Theory: Construction and Assessment: Kevin R. Gregg.
24. SLA and Cognitive Science: Michael H. Long and Catherine J. Doughty.
"Arguing that SLA research should be viewed as a branch of cognitive science, the editors have served up a feast for, and about, the mind. This Handbook will be read, consulted, and referred to again and again." Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan
"The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition lives up to its name: it provides a remarkable overview of the field, whose future the editors intelligently advocate to be an integral constituent of cognitive science. A rainbow of topics and theoretical stances promises much stimulation to a wide readership. The volume will no doubt serve as a highly appreciated resource for novice and expert alike." Bonnie D. Schwartz, University of Hawaii
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- Presents an integrated discussion of key and sometimes controversial issues in second language acquisition research.
- Discusses the biological underpinnings of SLA, the driving forces and constraints on SLA, research methods, and the status of SLA as a cognitive science.
- Includes contributions from the world's leading scholars.
- Provides an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of human cognition, including those in linguistics, psychology, applied linguistics, ESL, and cognitive science.