Informed by the latest research in second language acquisition, this book responds to key issues for learning Spanish. Blake and Zyzik examine the linguistic challenges and pitfalls in learning Spanish by framing each chapter with a critical question and practical implications: What does it mean to know a language? Is the subject always the first noun in the sentence? Can technology help second language learners? Some chapters focus on difficult areas of Spanish grammar and others on proficiency, the nature of input, and the impact of the learning context. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and further research. Written entirely in Spanish, El español y la lingüística aplicada addresses the preservice needs of Spanish language professionals and anyone else wishing to develop linguistic expertise in Spanish.
|Publisher:||Georgetown University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Robert J. Blake is professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Brave New Digital Classroom, Second Edition and a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.
Eve C. Zyzik is associate professor of Spanish at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has published numerous journal articles on Spanish SLA and language pedagogy.
Table of Contents
Índice Cuadros y tablas Prefacio por Lourdes Ortega Introducción 1 ¿Qué significa saber un idioma? 2 ¿Es suficiente el input para aprender una L2? 3 ¿Cuántas palabras hay que saber para hablar bien el español? 4 ¿Es el primer sustantivo siempre el sujeto de la oración? 5 ¿Por qué tantas terminaciones verbales en español? 6 ¿Qué variedad de español debemos enseñar en el aula? 7 ¿Ayudan las nuevas tecnologías a aprender lenguas? 8 ¿Por qué es importante irse al extranjero para estudiar una L2?
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What People are Saying About This
This book by Blake and Zyzik is unique. It is unique not because it is written in Spanish -- a fact that in itself represents a great virtue for the professional training of teachers of ELE and researchers of Spanish L2 -- but because the topics have been well chosen, impressively researched, and clearly explained in each chapter. Applied linguists and all readers are in luck!
This exciting new book offers an excellent introduction to the study of language learning with particular attention to the unique features of the Spanish-speaking world. It provides an outstanding balance between coverage of central tenets of second language acquisition and attention to the latest cutting-edge pursuits, such as the identification of varieties of Spanish for instruction and the use of technology to support language learning.
Grounding their ideas in recent international research in second language acquisition and applied linguistics, the authors provide detailed responses to selected critical questions in those fields and provide new perspectives on the complex and interrelated nature of accepted constructs.