Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition

Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition

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Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition is an interdisciplinary and timely edited book of essays and empirical studies, most of which are based on the papers presented at the Form and Meaning Conference held in Chicago in 2002. The goal of the conference and now of the book is to present linguistic and cognitive approaches to second language acquisition, attempting to integrate external and internal issues in interlanguage development, while outlining directions for future research. The editors address questions, such as: What is the nature and sequence of the form-meaning mapping process? How are these connections made? How are these connections used to construct grammars and lexicons? And, how can conditions and external factors be manipulated to improve the chances of making these form-meaning connections? Contributors to this volume include such second language acquisition scholars as Susan Gass, Nick Ellis, Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Catherine Doughty, and Diane Larsen-Freeman. They address these form-meaning issues from a variety of settings and from multiple perspectives. Researchers and graduate students in applied linguistics, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and language pedagogy will find this volume to be an important more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 154 x 229 x 27mm | 405.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138839957
  • 9781138839953

Table of contents

Contents: Preface. B. VanPatten, J. Williams, S. Rott, Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition. Part I: Factors and Processes. B. VanPatten, Input and Output in Establishing Form-Meaning Connections. N.C. Ellis, The Processes of Second Language Acquisition. S.M. Gass, Context and Second Language Acquisition. Y. Shirai, A Multiple-Factor Account for the Form-Meaning Connections in the Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology. Part II: Evidence and Impact. K. Bardovi-Harlig, The Emergence of Grammaticalized Future Expression in Longitudinal Production Data. T. Cadierno, K. Lund, Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition: Motion Events in a Typological Framework. E.C. Klein, Beyond Syntax: Performance Factors in L2 Behavior. Part III: Research and the Classroom. C.J. Doughty, Effects of Instruction on Learning a Second Language: A Critique of Instructed SLA Research. J.N. Williams, Implicit Learning of Form-Meaning Connections. J. Barcroft, Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Research on Semantic and Structural Elaboration in Lexical Acquisition. Part IV: Commentary. D. Larsen-Freeman, Reflections on Form-Meaning Connection Research in Second Language more