Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition

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The processing and representation of two languages is of continual interest to researchers in bilingualism and adult second language acquisition (SLA), with these issues receiving even greater attention in the past decade. Lexical processing in particular is the topic of much research because it provides the foundation for higher levels of language processing. Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition will address lexical processing and vocabulary acquisition, integrating converging research and perspectives from cognitive science and SLA. The first section of the book will provide an overview of the theories of lexical processing and representation. The second section will summarize the literature on each of the major issues in L2 lexical processing, moving from most general (situational factors) to least general (word and translation pair characteristics). The book will conclude with a glossary, and recommended readings for each section will also be provided.

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About the author (2015)

Natasha Tokowicz is Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics and Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

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