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Second Language Processing : An Analysis of Theories, Problems and Possible Solutions - James F. Lee

Second Language Processing

An Analysis of Theories, Problems and Possible Solutions

Hardcover Published: 19th July 2007
ISBN: 9780826495181
Number Of Pages: 192

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Second Language Processing examines the problems facing learners in the second language classroom from the theoretical perspectives of Processing Instruction, and Enhanced Input. These two theories are brought to bear on a variety of processing problems, such as the difficulty of understanding second language grammar, tense and adjectives. Case studies are pulled from a range of languages including Japanese, Italian and Spanish, through which the authors suggest practical solutions to these processing problems.

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"Second Language Processing by James F. Lee and Alessandro Benati brings together two areas of research: input processing and input enhancement. Backed by four solid empirical studies, the book presents additional evidence to support that structured input (SI) activities are successful in pushing L2 learners to make form-meaning connections. As their research demonstrates, because the very nature of SI activities forces learners to notice target grammatical forms, further enhancement is not necessary to get learners to process these forms. Well-written, clear, and accessible, this volume will be appreciated by both graduate students and scholars, and is a welcomed addition to input processing research."--Sanford Lakoff

Input processing theory: the processing problems facing L2 learnersp. 1
Research on input enhancementp. 17
Structured input as input enhancementp. 40
Getting learners to process non-meaningful and redundant formsp. 65
Pushing learners to process meaningful forms instead of lexical itemsp. 93
Directing learners' attention to sentence-final positionp. 111
Conclusion and a look aheadp. 126
Appendixp. 131
Referencesp. 165
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780826495181
ISBN-10: 0826495184
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 19th July 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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