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LINGUIST List 19.1273

Tue Apr 15 2008

Books: Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics: Keßler (Ed)

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        1.    Andy Nercessian, Processability Approaches to Second Language Development and Second Language Learning: Keßler (Ed)

Message 1: Processability Approaches to Second Language Development and Second Language Learning: Keßler (Ed)
Date: 14-Apr-2008
From: Andy Nercessian <anercessianc-s-p.org>
Subject: Processability Approaches to Second Language Development and Second Language Learning: Keßler (Ed)
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Title: Processability Approaches to Second Language Development and
Second Language Learning
Published: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Editor: Jörg-U Keßler
Hardback: ISBN: 1847184162 9781847184160 Pages: 315 Price: U.K. £ £34.99

A fundamental issue in second language acquisition research and in applied
linguistics is the question of how learners acquire a second language.
Today it is general knowledge that any second language learning follows
certain, theoretically established and empirically supported developmental
sequences. Based on Processability Theory (Pienemann 1998 and 2005) one can
diagnose current states of individual learners' second language
development. Knowing about the path of second language development provides
important insights into what learners are ready to acquire in the second
language at a given point in time. This can support second language
learning both in natural and instructional settings. Pienemann's
Processability Theory (PT) provides a well researched and empirically
substantiated framework to explain the developmental sequences in second
language learning across languages. Taking Pienemann (1998 and 2005) as the
point of departure the chapters of this book apply, test and extend PT. The
book is organised in four parts, (I) Introduction, (II) Current Theoretical
Issues within the PT Framework, (III) Applying PT to the Second Language
Classroom, and (IV) Work in Progress within the PT Framework.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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