The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition brings together fifty leading international figures in the field to produce a state-of-the-art overview of Second Language Acquisition.


The Handbook covers a wide range of topics related to Second Language Acquisition: language in context, linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories and perspectives, skill learning, individual differences, L2 learning settings, and language assessment. All chapters introduce the reader to the topic, outline the core issues, then explore the pedagogical application of research in the area and possible future development.


The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for all those studying and researching Second Language Acquisition.
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  • Paperback | 628 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 20.32mm | 1,021g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 4 Tables, black and white
  • 0415709814
  • 9780415709811
  • 790,870

Table of contents

Introduction:


Introduction


Susan M. Gass, Michigan State University


Alison Mackey, Georgetown University


Section 1: Language in Context


Chapter 1


Interactionist approach


Alison Mackey, Georgetown University


Rebekha Abbuhl, California State University, Long Beach


Susan Gass, Michigan State University


Chapter 2


The role of Feedback


Shawn Loewen, Michigan State University


Chapter 3


Variationist perspectives


Bob Bayley, University of California, Davis


Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota


Chapter 4


Sociocultural theory


Jim Lantolf, Penn State University


Chapter 5


Complexity theory/emergentism


Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor


Section 2: Linguistic Perspectives


Part One: Language Form


Chapter 6


Phonology


Fred Eckman, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Chapter 7


L2 Morphosyntax/Syntax


Donna Lardiere, Georgetown University


Part Two: Meaning


Chapter 8


Semantics


Roumyana Slabakova, University of Iowa


Chapter 9


Pragmatics


Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig


Chapter 10


Vocabulary


Batia Laufer - University of Haifa


I.S.P. Nation - Victoria University of Wellington


Section 3. Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic perspectives


Chapter 11


Processing


Norman Segalowitz & Pavel Trofimovich Concordia University, Montreal


Chapter 12


Frequency-based accounts


Nick Ellis, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor


Chapter 13


Competition model


Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University


Chapter 14


Processability theory


Manfred Pienemann, Paderborn University, Germany and Newcastle University, UK


Joerg-U. Kessler, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany


Chapter 15


Noticing/attention/awareness


Peter Robinson, Aoyama, Japan


Richard Schmidt, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


Chapter 16


Input processing


Bill Van Patten, Texas Tech University


Chapter 17


Neurolinguistics


Kara Morgan-Short, University of Illinois-Chicago


Michael Ullman, Georgetown University


Section 4. Skill Learning


Chapter 18


L2 reading


Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University


Chapter 19


L2 writing


Charlene Polio, Michigan State University


Chapter 20


L2 speech production


Lucy Pickering, Georgia State University


Chapter 21


L2 speech perception


Debra Hardison, Michigan State University


Chapter 22


Oral versus written production


Folkert Kuiken & Ineke Vedder, University of Amsterdam


Section 5. Individual Differences


Chapter 23


Aptitude


Peter Skehan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


Chapter 24


Motivation


Ema Ushioda and Zoltan Doernyei, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom


Chapter 25


Issues of identity


Patsy Duff, University of British Columbia


Chapter 26


Working memory


John Williams, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Chapter 27


Language learning across the lifespan


Robert DeKeyser, University of Maryland at College Park


Chapter 28


Educational level


Martha Bigelow and Jill Watson, University of Minnesota


Chapter 29


Attrition/fossilization


ZhaoHong Han, Columbia University


Chapter 30


Heritage language learners


Olga Kagan, University of California at Los Angeles


Kathleen Dillon, University of California, Davis


Chapter 31


Advanced language proficiency


Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University


Section 6. The Setting for Learning


Chapter 32:


Learning in a second language setting (study abroad)


Sally Magnan, University of Wisconsin and Bobbie Lafford, Arizona State University


Chapter 33


Classroom research including SL and FL environments


Jessica Williams, University of Illinois-Chicago


Chapter 34


Learning through technology


Trude Heift, Simon Fraser University and Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University


Section 7. Conclusion: Assessment of L2 knowledge


Chapter 35


Assessing learner knowledge


Lourdes Ortega/John Norris, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


Glossary


Author Index


Subject Index
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Review quote

A 2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title


"This is an excellent collection of writings on traditional and developing areas of study in second-language acquisition learning and teaching. Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE


"The editors, Susan M. Gass and Alison Mackey, have done a sterling job with this Handbook. The biggest names and rising stars in the fields of second language teaching and language learning have contributed to this "magnum opus". The chapters share a common structure and are highly accessible. I finished most chapters with a sudden ardent desire to plunge into that area and start working on the many unsolved questions in SLA." - Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London, UK


"Focusing specifically on second language learning, the 35 chapters that constitute this volume offer fundamental information about both traditional as well as emerging topics in SLA research." - Studies in Second Language Acquisition


"Case studies are presented in each case which further help the reader grasp a better understanding of the theoretical frameworks and claims. Moreover, the importance of this volume lies on the sections which bridge the gap between theory and its application to second language classroom. Possible future research and directions are also of great value." - Alexandra Galani, University of Ioannina
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About Susan M. Gass

Susan Gass is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages at Michigan State University. She is the author of many titles and co-author of Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course, Fourth Edition (Routledge, 2013).





Alison Mackey is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is the author of many titles, and co-author of Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research (Routledge 2007), with Susan M. Gass.
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