Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

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Routledge, 2008 - Education - 566 pages
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The Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisitionunifies the various theoretical and empirical strands within the burgeoning research field of cognitive linguistics. Additionally, it introduces and applies these basic concepts to the field of second language acquisition. The editorial team of Peter Robinson and Nick Ellis, both pioneers in cognitive linguistics, has assembled an astonishing group of well-known researchers to participate in this volume. As a handbook, it will be useful to researchers. The tutorial style of the chapters will make it useful to students in a variety of language-intensive disciplines, especially in second language acquisition.

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Peter Robinson is a Professor of Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of English at Aoyama Gakuin University. His research interests are in second language acquisition; applied psycholinguistics; cognitive psychology; cognitive linguistics; consciousness and awareness during SLA; attention and memory during SLA; second language task complexity; intelligence, aptitude and SLA; experimental research methods; SL syllabus design. He has published extensively in International Review of Applied Linguistics, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Language Learning, and Applied Linguistics. He is on the editorial boards of Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, International Review of Applied Linguistics, TESOL Quarterly, and Studies in Second Language Acquisiton.

Nick Ellis is Professor of Psychology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  His research interests address a range of issues in applied psycholinguistics. He has published broadly in the areas of first and second language acquisition; implicit and explicit learning; dyslexia; vocabulary acquisition; the role of working memory; and computational modeling. He was the editor of Language Learning from 1998-2002. Consideration of usage-based and connectionist models of language and their insights for second language learning have been important themes in his research for the past several years. His most recent work focuses on frequency effects and their possible implications for second language acquisition.

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