|aForeword / Florence Myles -- Introduction / María del Pilar García, M. Junkal Gutierrez Mangado and María Martínez Adrían -- What is easy and what is hard to acquire in a second language : a generative perspective / Roumyana Slabakova -- Systemic functional approaches to second language acquisition in school settings / Ana Llinares -- From input, output and comprehension to negotiation, evidence, and attention : an overview of theory and research on learner interaction and SLA / Teresa Pica -- Skill acquisition theory and the role of practice in L2 development / Roy Lyster and Masatoshi Sato -- The input processing theory in second language acquisition / Alessandro Benati -- Processability theory : explaining developmental sequences / Gisela Håkansson -- Sociocultural theory and second language development : theoretical foundations and insights from research / Gabriela Adela Gánem-Gutiérrez -- Investigating L2 spoken syntax : a usage-based perspective / Regina Weinert, María Basterrechea and María del Pilar García Mayo -- Connectionist models of second language acquisition / Ping Li and Xiowei Zhao -- Dynamic systems theory as a comprehensive theory of second language development / Kees de Bot, Wander Lowie, Steven L. Thorne and Marjolijn Verspoor -- Electrophysiology of second language processing : the past, present and future / Laura Sabourin, Christie Brien and Marie-Claude Tremblay -- On multiplicity and mutual exclusivity : the case for different SLA theories / Jason Rothman and Bill VanPatten.
|aSecond language acquisition.
|aLanguage and languages|xStudy and teaching.
|aGarcia Mayo, Maria del Pilar,|eeditor of compilation.
內容簡介top Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition 簡介 Second language acquisition (SLA) is a field of inquiry that has increased in importance since the 1960s. Currently, researchers adopt multiple perspectives in the analysis of learner language, all of them providing different but complementary answers to the understanding of oral and written data produced by young and older learners in different settings. The main goal of this volume is to provide the reader with updated reviews of the major contemporary approaches to SLA, the research carried out within them and, wherever appropriate, the implications and/or applications for theory, research and pedagogy that might derive from the available empirical evidence. The book is intended for SLA researchers as well as for graduate (MA, Ph.D.) students in SLA research, applied linguistics and linguistics, as the different chapters will be a guide in their research within the approaches presented. The volume will also be of interest to professionals from other fields interested in the SLA process and the different explanations that have been put forward to account for it.