Language Learner Strategies: 30 Years of Research and Practice

Language Learner Strategies: 30 Years of Research and Practice

Paperback Oxford Applied Linguistics

Edited by Andrew D. Cohen, Edited by Ernesto Macaro

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 22mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0194422542
  • ISBN 13: 9780194422543
  • Sales rank: 452,307

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Research into language learner strategies has the fundamental goal of improving the teaching and learning of second languages. This book explores the notion that the reason some learners of second languages excel and others struggle lies in what the learners themselves do-the strategies they bring to language learning and to language use. Name of series: Oxford Applied Linguistics

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'...practitioners, researchers, and advanced students of second language acquisition and applied linguistics will find this book a valuable addition to their bookshelves if they want to better understand the history, application, shortcomings, and benefits of language learner strategy.' The Modern Language Journal '...a very interesting read and one I expect I will refer to for quite some time to come.' Modern English Teacher, 2009 'a structured and coherent book' TESL Electronic Journal, 13.2, Sept 2009 '...offers its readers a monumental collection of work, with contributions by experts in the field who reflect on 30 years of LLS research and practice. It seeks to chart a clear direction not only for those of us in the field but also for those newcomers who, inspired by LLS research, aspire to innovate language teaching and to optimize student learning. I am ready to recommend this book to academics, researchers, and graduate students who are interested in helping students to improve performance in second/foreign language learning.' Lawrence Jun Zhang, Applied Linguistics Journal 'Essential for anyone who wants to keep up-to-date with developments in this active field.' The Teacher Trainer Journal 23:1, 2009 '...insightful reading, which even the sceptics will find of interest. It gives new meaning and direction to the field of language learner strategies.' Journal of the IATEFL SIG '...could be used as a model for researchers in any area wanting to review their field and offer a vision for the future.' English Teaching Professional

Table of contents

PART 1: ISSUES, THEORIES AND FRAMEWORKS ; Ch. 1 - Mike Grenfell and Ernesto Macaro ; Claims and Critiques ; Ch. 2 - Andrew D. Cohen ; Coming to Terms with Language Learner Strategies: Surveying the Experts ; Ch. 3 - Rebecca L. Oxford and Karen Schramm ; Bridging the Gap between Psychological and Sociocultural Perspectives on L2 Learner Strategies ; Ch. 4 - Osamu Takeuchi, Carol Griffiths, and Do Coyle ; Applying Strategies to Contexts: The Role of Individual and Group Differences in Strategy Research ; Ch. 5 - Cynthia White, Karen Schramm, and Anna Uhl Chamot ; Research Methods in Language Learner Strategies: Re-examining the tool box ; Ch. 6 - Rebecca L. Oxford and Kyoung Rang Lee with Gloria Park ; L2 Grammar Strategies: The Second Cinderella and Beyond ; Ch. 7 - Joan Rubin, Anna Uhl Chamot, Vee Harris, & Neil J. Anderson ; Intervening in the Use of Strategies ; PART 2: REVIEWING 30 YEARS OF EMPIRICAL LLS RESEARCH ; Ch. 8 - Ernesto Macaro, Suzanne Graham, & Robert Vanderplank ; A Review of Listening Strategies: Focus on sources of knowledge and on success ; Ch. 9 - Lynn Erler & Claudia Finkbeiner ; A Review of Reading Strategies: Focus on the impact of first language ; Ch. 10 - Yasuo Nakatani & Christine Goh ; A Review of Oral Communication Strategies: Focus on interactionist and psycholinguistic perspectives ; Ch. 11 - Rosa M. Manchon, Julio Roca de Larios, & Liz Murphy ; Second and Foreign Language Writing Strategies: Focus on conceptualizations and impact of first language ; Ch. 12 - Martha Nyikos & May Fan ; A Review of Vocabulary Acquisition Strategies: Focus on language proficiency and learner's voice ; Concluding chapter - Cohen & Macaro ; LLS and the Future: Resolving the issues