Cognitive Processing in Second Language Acquisition: Inside the Learner's Mind

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Martin PŁtz, Laura Sicola
John Benjamins Publishing, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 373 pages
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This edited volume represents state of the field research linking cognition and second language acquisition, reflecting the experience of the learner when engaged in noticing, input/output processing, retrieval, and even attrition of target forms. Contributions are both theoretical and practical, describing a variety of L1, L2 and L3 combinations from around the world as observed in spoken, written, and computer-mediated contexts. The book relates conditions of language, task, medium or environment to how learners make decisions about language, with discussions about the application or efficacy of these conditions on linguistic success and development, and pedagogical implications.
 

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Contents

Cognitive processing in second language acquisition
1
Section I Cognitive theoretical foundations of language and learning
7
1 Concept stretching and model merging
9
2 Construction learning as category learning
27
3 The role of relevance theory in SLA studies
49
4 Distinct mechanisms in the processing of†English past tense morphology
67
5 Third language acquisition macrocategories†and†synonymy
85
Section II Mental processes and acquisition procedures†followed by language learners
97
11 Construal and the use of impersonalisation strategies in English and Spanish in an FLL context
199
12 Inside the attriters mind
227
Classroom†studies with applications for teaching
241
13 Situating and distributing cognition across task demands
243
14 Typology in the L2classroom
269
15 Metaphoric competence in†the†first†and†second†language
293
16 Figurative competence is better developed in L1 than L2 or is it?
317
17 Attention to phonological form
335

Converting target language input to intake
99
7 On the stability of representations in†the†multilingual lexicon
117
8 Conceptual representations in†the†multilingual†mind
135
9 Formulaic language in L2
149
10 A procedure for testing the Noticing Hypothesis in the context of vocabulary acquisition
169
18Quality and type of corrective feedback noticing and learner uptake in synchronous computermed
351
Index
371
The series Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research
375
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Martin Putz, Universitat Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany; JoAnne Neff-van Aertslaer, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

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