Principles of Language Learning and Teaching

Principles of Language Learning and Teaching

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How do people learn a second language? For almost two decades, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching has been recognized as an exceptional guide to the theoretical foundations of language teaching.
The fourth edition offers an overview of the study of Second Language Acquisition, while acting as a reference for the growing storehouse of research, subfields, and specializations of SLA.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 182.88 x 251.46 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130178160
  • 9780130178169
  • 2,146,755

Table of contents

1 Language, Learning, and Teaching



Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition

Language

Learning and Teaching

Schools of Though in Second Language Acquisition

Structuralism/Behaviorism

Rationalism and Cognitive Psychology

Constructivism

Language Teaching Methodology

In the Classroom: The Grammar Translation Method

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





2 First Language Acquisition



Theories of First Language Acquisition

Competence and Performance

Comprehension and Productions

Nature or Nurture

Universals

Systematicity and Variability

Language and Thought

Imitation

Practice

Input

Discourse

In the Classroom: Gouin and Berlitz-The First Reformers

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





3 Age and Acquisition



Dispelling Myths

Types of Comparison and Contrast

The Critical Period Hypothesis

Neurological Considerations

Hemispheric Lateralization

Biological Timetables

Right-Hemispheric Participation

Anthropological Evidence

The Significance of Accent

Cognitive Considerations

Affective Considerations

Linguistic Considerations

Bilingualism

Interference Between First and Second Language

Interference in Adults

Order of Acquisition

Issues in First Language Acquisition Revisited

In the Classroom: The Audiolingual Method

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





4 Human Learning



Learning and Training

Pavlov's Classical Behaviorism

Skinner's Operant Conditioning

Ausubel's Meaningful Learning Theory

Systematic Forgetting

Rogers's Humanistic Psychology

Types of Learning

Transfer, Interference, and Overgeneralization

Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Aptitude and Intelligence

In the Classroom: The "Designer" Methods of the 1970s

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





5 Styles and Strategies



Process, Style, and Strategy

Learning Styles

Field Independence

Left- and Right-Brain Functioning

Ambiguity Tolerance

Reflectivity and Impulsivity

Visual and Auditory Styles

Strategies

Learning Strategies

Communication Strategies

Avoidance Strategies

Compensatory Strategies

Strategies-Based Instruction

In the Classroom: Styles and Strategies in Practice

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





6 Personality Factors



The Affective Domain

Self-Esteem

Inhibition

Risk-Taking

Anxiety

Empathy

Extroversion

Myers-Briggs Character Types

Motivation

Instrumental and Integrative Orientations

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

The Neurobiology of Affect

Measuring Affective Factors

In the Classroom: Putting Methods into Perspective

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





7 Sociocultural Factors



From Stereotypes to Generalizations

Attitudes

Second Culture Acquisition

Social Distance

Culture in the Classroom

Language Policy and Politics

World Englishes

ESL and EFL

Linguistic Imperialism and Language Rights

Language Policy and the "English Only" Debate

Language, Thought, and Culture

In the Classroom: Toward a Principled Approach to Language Pedagogy

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





8 Cross-Linguistic Influence and Learner Language



The Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis

From the CAH to CLI (Cross-Linguistic Influence)

Markedness and Universal Grammar

Learner Language

Error Analysis

Mistakes and Errors

Errors in Error Analysis

Identifying and Describing Errors

Sources of Error

Interlingual Transfer

Intralingual Transfer

Context of Learning

Communication Strategies

Stages of Learner Language Development

Variability in Learner Language

Fossilization

Form-Focused Instruction

Error Treatment

In the Classroom: A Model for Error Treatment

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





9 Communicative Competence



Defining Communicative Competence

Language Functions

Functional Syllabuses

Discourse Analysis

Conversation Analysis

Pragmatics

Language and Gender

Styles and Registers

Nonverbal Communication

Kinesics

Eye Contact

Proxemics

Artifacts

Kinesthetics

Olfactory Dimensions

In the Classroom: Communicative Language Teaching

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Journal Entry





10 Theories of Second Language Acquisition



Building a Theory of SLA

Domains and Generalizations

Hypotheses and Claims

Criteria for a Viable Theory

An Innatist Model: Drashen's Input Hypothesis

Cognitive Models

Mclaughlin's Attention-Processing Model

Implicit and Explicit Models

A Social-Constructivist Model: Long's Interaction Hypothesis

From Theory to Practice

Out on a Limb: The Ecology of Language Acquisition

Topics and Questions for Study and Discussion

Suggested Readings

Language Learning Experience: Final Journal Entry



Bibliography
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