Author: James F. Lee
Author: Alessandro G. Benati
Hardback: ISBN: 0826495184 9780826495181 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
"Second Language Processing" examines the problems facing learners in the second language classroom from the theoretical perspectives of Processing Instruction (structured input) and Enhanced Input. These two theories are brought to bear on a variety of processing problems, such as the difficulty of connecting second language grammatical forms encoding tense and mood as well as noun-adjective agreement with their meaning. Empirical studies examine a range of languages including Japanese, Italian and Spanish, through which the authors suggest practical solutions to these processing problems. This monograph will be of interest to postgraduates and academics researching second language acquisition and applied linguistics.