Editor: Maria Del Pilar Garcia Mayo
Loose Leaf: ISBN: 1853599263 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 24.95 Comment: 13 Digit ISBN: 9781853599262
Paperback: ISBN: 1853599263 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 49.95 Comment: 13 Digit ISBN: 9781853599262
This book brings together research that makes use of tasks to examine oral interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in different languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish). It will be of interest to professionals and students working in SLA research and language pedagogy.
Review: The book provides a much needed examination of options in classifying and sequencing language learning tasks. Framed by Robinson's insightful overview of competing theoretical claims in the area, eleven new data-based studies elucidate relationships between pedogic task types and accuracy, complexity and fluency in L2 speech and writing, and between task types and acquisition. Garcia-Mayo's book advances the international research agenda on task-based language teaching. Mike Long, University of Maryland.