LINGUIST List 11.434

Tue Feb 29 2000

Books: Language Acquisition, Cognitive Linguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Language Acquisition: Acquisition thru Interaction, Speech Errors
  2. Paul Peranteau, Cognitive Ling: Lang Diversity & Cognitive Representations, Fuchs

Message 1: Language Acquisition: Acquisition thru Interaction, Speech Errors

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 12:37:49 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Acquisition thru Interaction, Speech Errors

John Benjamins Publishing announces two new works in the study of Second 
Language Acquisition:

Slips of the Tongue.
Speech errors in first and second language production.
Nanda POULISSE (University of Amsterdam)
Studies in Bilingualism 20
US & Canada: 1 55619 952 X / USD 75.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 4130 9 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

This book reports the results of an extensive study of slips of the tongue 
produced by foreign language (L2) learners at different levels of
proficiency. Thus, it provides new data which can be used to test current 
monolingual models of speech production and to further the development of 
bilingual speech production models. Moreover, it offers a new approach to 
the study of second language acquisition. The book contains a detailed 
survey of the findings of L1 slip research, including studies of slips 
produced by child L1 learners. It systematically compares these findings to 
those of the current L2 study and relates them to recent monolingual and 
bilingual models of speech production and to several cognitive models of 
second language acquisition. Special features of the book are its emphasis 
on methodological problems and the inclusion of the complete L2 corpus of 
2000 slips of the tongue. It is expected that the book will be of interest 
to researchers and advanced students in the areas of speech production and 
second language acquisition, and particularly to those who would like to 
test their own hypotheses using the L2 data.

Summary of the contents of the book:
The book provides an overview of the key findings in L1 slip research.
It relates L1 findings to monolingual speech production models.
It gives a detailed survey of studies of slips produced by children.
It presents an up-to-date review of bilingual speech production models.
It discusses recent cognitive models of second language acquisition.
It gives a detailed description of an extensive research project on slips
of the tongue produced by Dutch learners of English. The L2 slip corpus is 
tape-recorded.
It discusses methodological problems in L1 slip research.
It systematically compares the L1 findings to those of the L2 slip project.
It relates the findings to monolingual and bilingual models of speech 
production and to cognitive models of second language acquisition.
It makes the data available in the appendix.

Learning a Second Language through Interaction.
Rod ELLIS (University of Auckland)
Studies in Bilingualism 17
US & Canada: 1 55619 736 5 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover) 1 55619 737 3 / USD 
34.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 4124 4 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover) 90 272 4125 2 / NLG 
70.00 (Paperback)

This book examines different theoretical perspectives on the role that 
interaction plays in second language acquisition. The principal
perspectives are those afforded by the Interaction Hypothesis, 
Socio-Cultural Theory and the Levels of Processing model. Interaction is,
therefore, defined broadly; it is seen as involving both intermental and 
intramental activity.
The theoretical perspectives are explored empirically in a series of
studies which investigate the relationship between aspects of
interaction and second language acquisition. A number of these studies
consider the effects of interaction on the acquisition of vocabulary
(word meanings) by both adult and child L2 learners. In addition, the
effects of language aptitude on input processing are
considered. Further studies consider the contribution that interaction
makes to the acquisition of grammatical knowledge. These studies
provide clear evidence that social and intermental interaction are
major forces in the acquisition of an L2. Finally, the book,
considers a number of pedagogic specifications. In particular, the
importance of discourse control as a means of learners' obtaining the
quality of interaction likely to foster acquisition is discussed.



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Message 2: Cognitive Ling: Lang Diversity & Cognitive Representations, Fuchs

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 12:41:07 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Cognitive Ling: Lang Diversity & Cognitive Representations, Fuchs

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of a new work in 
Language and Cognition:

Language Diversity and Cognitive Representations.
Catherine FUCHS and St�phane ROBERT (LLACAN-CNRS, Paris) (eds.)
Human Cognitive Processing 3
US & Canada: 1 55619 203 7 / USD 65.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2355 6 / NLG 130.00 (Hardcover)

Significant new developments in brain activity research have revived
the debate on the universality of language and its neural
basis. Within this debate, the question of language diversity and its
implications for cognition remains central and controversial. It is
here investigated in an original multimodal approach, covering various
aspects of cross-linguistic variation, differences between spoken,
signed and drum languages, between normal speech and pathological
speech, and also between language and music, as revealed in electric
brain activity associated with language processing. The various
contributions (linguistic, anthropological, psychological and
neurophysical) on the nature and status of variation and invariants in
language provides evidence for complex interactions between
language-specific processes and general cognitive faculties. This
overview of some recent trends in cognitive linguistics opens up a
promising new research area in the humanities as well as in the
cognitive sciences.

Contributions by: M. Besson; F. Cloarec-Heiss; A. Culioli; C. Cuxac;
E. Danziger; C. Fuchs; M. Kail; M. Kutas; C. Marchello-Nizia;
J.L. Nepoulous; F. Ozanne-Rivierre; B. Pachoud; S. Robert; H. Seiler.

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