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.
"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