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LINGUIST List 19.2404

Fri Aug 01 2008

Books: Language Acquisition: Tode

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Effects of Frequency in Classroom Second Language Learning: Tode


Message 1: Effects of Frequency in Classroom Second Language Learning: Tode
Date: 31-Jul-2008
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Effects of Frequency in Classroom Second Language Learning: Tode
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Title: Effects of Frequency in Classroom Second Language Learning
Subtitle: Quasi-experiment and Stimulated-recall Analysis
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 70
Published: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11602

Author: Tomoko Tode
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116027 Pages: 195 Price: U.S. $ 57.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116027 Pages: 195 Price: Europe EURO 40.70 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116027 Pages: 195 Price: U.K. £ 27.80
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116027 Pages: 195 Price: Europe EURO 37.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116027 Pages: 195 Price: Europe EURO 39.60 Comment: for Germany; incl. VAT
Abstract:

The view of exemplar-based second language learning emphasizes the
importance of frequency in learning grammar. According to this view, type
frequency rather than token frequency contributes to learning generalized
knowledge beyond item-based constructions. This book investigates how
frequency in experiencing exemplars affects the learning of the English
primary verb 'be' by junior high school students in Japan. The study
consists of a quasi-experiment and stimulated-recall analysis of the data.
The quasi-experiment compares three kinds of output practice: practice with
increased type frequency, practice with increased token frequency, and
practice without increased frequency. The experiment also explores how the
frequency effects relate to the extent of explicit knowledge about the
target structures. In the stimulated-recall analysis, learners engaging in
the type frequency practice and those engaging in the token frequency
practice are compared in terms of thought processes employed while
practicing. The book discusses how frequency promotes classroom second
language learning by taking the role of awareness of form-meaning
connections into consideration.

Contents:

Usage-based model of language - Connectionism - ACT-R theory - The roles of
type frequency and token frequency in learning grammar - The roles of
explicit instruction and explicit knowledge in second language learning -
Implicit learning and explicit learning - Processing instruction -
Structured output practice - Form-meaning connections - Repeated noticing -
Strengthening of association - Problems with learning the English primary
verb be.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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