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Theories in Second Language Acquisition surveys the major theoretical approaches currently used in second language acquisition (SLA) research, providing a systematic and coherent presentation in a single source. Each chapter follows a consistent chapter model constructed around the same set of questions, including "What is the Theory?" "What are the major constructs?" "What counts as evidence?" "What are the common misunderstandings about the theory?" The answers to these questions are written at a basic level by a leading expert in the respective theoretical model. As a result, the volume as a whole presents complex ideas in an accessible manner.

 

The book’s methodical format allows for easy comparison of approaches. Topics of discussion throughout include:

*early theories in SLA;

*linguistic theory, universal grammar, and SLA;

*the concept-oriented approach;

*the associative-cognitive creed;

*skill acquisition theory; and

*processibility theory and autonomous induction.

 

Intended to serve as an introductory textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, Theories in Second Language Acquisition is an exceptionally thorough resource that effectively expounds the theoretical foundations of the field.

Book News Annotation:

Thirteen international academics contribute 12 chapters focusing on a number of contemporary mainstream theories in second language acquisition (SLA) research that have gained attention among scholars. Designed for the beginning student of SLA theory and research, each of the chapters follows the same model: the theory and its constructs, what counts as evidence for the theory, common misunderstandings about the theory, an exemplary study, and how the theory addresses the observable phenomena of SLA.
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Thirteen international academics contribute 12 chapters focusing on a number of contemporary mainstream theories in second language acquisition (SLA) research that have gained attention among scholars. Designed for the beginning student of SLA theory and research, each of the chapters follows the same model: the theory and its constructs, what counts as evidence for the theory, common misunderstandings about the theory, an exemplary study, and how the theory addresses the observable phenomena of SLA. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Theories in Second Language Acquisition" surveys the major theoretical approaches currently used in second language acquisition (SLA) research, providing a systematic and coherent presentation in a single source. Each chapter follows a consistent c

About the Author

Bill VanPatten, recently of the University of Illinois at Chicago, has published widely in the fields of second language acquisition and second language teaching. His research interests include input processing, second and bilingual sentence processing, and the effects of instruction.
Jessica Williams is a professor in the Applied Linguistics/TESOL program in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is director of the ESL composition program and less commonly taught languages. Her research areas include lexical acquisition, the effect of instruction, and second language writing, with a particular focus on writing centers. 

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. B. VanPatten, J. Williams, Introduction: The Nature of Theories. B. VanPatten, J. Williams, Early Theories in Second Language Acquisition. L. White, Linguistic Theory, Universal Grammar, and Second Language Acquisition. K. Bardovi-Harlig, One Functional Approach to Second Language Acquisition: The Concept-Oriented Approach. N.C. Ellis, The Associative-Cognitive CREED. R. DeKeyser, Skill Acquisition Theory. B. VanPatten, Input Processing in Adult Second Language Acquisition. M. Pienemann, Processability Theory. S.E. Carroll, Autonomous Induction Theory.
S.M. Gass, A. Mackey, Input, Interaction, and Output in Second Language Acquisition. J.P. Lantolf, S.L. Thorne, Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning. L. Ortega, Second Language Learning Explained? SLA Across Nine Contemporary Theories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805857382
Author:
Vanpatten, Bill
Publisher:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Editor:
Williams, Jessica
Editor:
Williams, Allan F.
Editor:
VanPatten, Bill; Williams, Jessica; Williams, Allan F.
Editor:
VanPatten, Bill; Williams, Jessica
Editor:
Van Patten, Bill
Author:
Van Patten, Bill
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Bilingual Education
Subject:
Second language acquisition
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Series:
Second Language Acquisition Research
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
261
Dimensions:
9.12x5.90x.61 in. .83 lbs.

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