Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction is a comprehensive and systematic survey of the main theories of second language acquisition. The international contributors are all leading scholars in their field. The editors have organized this material around a consistent chapter model for all presentations. Each contributor, writing at the same basic level, discusses a single theory and responds to the same questions, defines terms as they are introduced, and analyzes the claims and evidence supporting the theory. An accessible reading of each theory is the goal of every chapter to allow for comparison across the theories. This volume is designed for senior undergraduates and graduates in SLA and in language teaching who are being exposed to the theoretical foundations of the field for the first time. Researchers will also find the book useful as a "quick guide" to theoretical work outside their own domains.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805857382
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 681,568
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction: The Nature of Theories   Bill VanPatten   Jessica Williams     1
Early Theories in Second Language Acquisition   Bill VanPatten   Jessica Williams     17
Linguistic Theory, Universal Grammar, and Second Language Acquisition   Lydia White     37
One Functional Approach to Second Language Acquisition: The Concept-Oriented Approach   Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig     57
The Associative-Cognitive Creed   Nick C. Ellis     77
Skill Acquisition Theory   Robert DeKeyser     97
Input Processing in Adult Second Language Acquisition   Bill VanPatten     115
Processability Theory   Manfred Pienemann     137
Autonomous Induction Theory   Susanne E. Carroll     155
Input, Interaction, and Output in Second Language Acquisition   Susan M. Gass   Alison Mackey     175
Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning   James P. Lantolf   Steven L. Thorne     201
Second Language Learning Explained? SLA Across Nine Contemporary Theories   Lourdes Ortega     225
Author Index     251
Subject Index     257
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