Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency: Background, Evidence and Classroom Applications

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This volume presents a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of formulaic language (multi-word units believed to be mentally stored and retrieved as single units) and its role in fluent speech production.  Focusing on second language speech, the book provides an overview of research into the role of formulaic language in fluency, details a study which provides evidence of that role, and outlines teaching plans and strategies to foster it.  This important area has not been examined in such depth and ...

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Overview

This volume presents a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of formulaic language (multi-word units believed to be mentally stored and retrieved as single units) and its role in fluent speech production.  Focusing on second language speech, the book provides an overview of research into the role of formulaic language in fluency, details a study which provides evidence of that role, and outlines teaching plans and strategies to foster it.  This important area has not been examined in such depth and scope before, and this work has many implications for future research and language pedagogy.  It will appeal to researchers in discourse analysis and second language acquisition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441142405
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Background

Chapter 1 Fluency 9

Chapter 2 Formulaic Sequences 38

Chapter 3 Cognitive Processing 60

Chapter 4 Social and Cultural Factors 72

Part II Evidence

Chapter 5 Design of the Study 87

Chapter 6 Quantitative Results 115

Chapter 7 Qualitative Results 147

Chapter 8 Conclusions of the Research Study 171

Part III Applications

Chapter 9 Fluency and Formulaic Language in the Classroom 183

References 224

Index 235

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