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LINGUIST List 20.3719

Sun Nov 01 2009

Books: Lang Acquisition/Applied Ling: Benati (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, Issues in Second Language Proficiency: Benati (Ed)

Message 1: Issues in Second Language Proficiency: Benati (Ed)
Date: 27-Oct-2009
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Issues in Second Language Proficiency: Benati (Ed)
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Title: Issues in Second Language Proficiency
Published: 2009
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=133127&SearchType=Basic

Editor: Alessandro G. Benati
Hardback: ISBN: 9780826435156 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 75.00

This book provides clarity about the characteristics and notion of language
proficiency in the field of second language acquisition. It looks at four
areas of research paradigmatically related to the role of proficiency:

- Theorizing and measuring second language proficiency
- The dimensions of L2 proficiency
- Factors contributing to the attainment of L2 proficiency
- Attaining L2 proficiency in the classroom

The book also contains a variety of research accounts about the specific
factors which have an effect on proficiency together with a theorised
measurement of proficiency in second language research. It will be
required reading for researchers in applied linguistics and second language


1. Attaining second language proficiency, Alessandro Benati (University of
Greenwich, United Kingdom)

Part I: Theory and dimensions of second language proficiency

2. What is 'priming', and what might priming techniques be able to tell us
about L2 learning and proficiency? Emma Marsden (University of York, United

3. Cross-linguistic influence in L2 verb frames: The effects of word
familiarity and language proficiency, Christopher J Hall (York St John
University, United Kingdom) and Areli Reyes (Universidad Autónoma de
Tlaxcala, Mexico)

4. The role of working memory in the development of L2 grammatical
proficiency, Clare Wright (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

Part II: Factors contributing to the attainment of L2 proficiency

5. Statistical learning and innate knowledge in the development of second
language proficiency: Evidence from the acquisition of gender concord,
Roger Hawkins (University of Essex, United Kingdom)

6. Metalinguistic knowledge: A stepping stone towards L2 proficiency? Karen
Roehr (University of Essex, United Kingdom) and Gabriela Adela Gánem-
Gutiérrez (University of Essex, United Kingdom)

7. The development of vocabulary proficiency in relation to learning style,
Paul Booth (Kingston University, United Kingdom)

8. Second language reading proficiency and word recognition: The concept of
saliency and its application across different scripts, Mick Randall
(British University in Dubai, Dubai)

9. L2 proficiency: measuring the intelligibility of words and extended
speech, Sara Kennedy (McGill University, Montréal, Canada)

10. English with a native-like accent: An empirical study on proficiency,
Tanja Angelovska & Angela Hahn (University of Munich, Germany)

Part 3: Attaining L2 proficiency in the classroom

11. Formal intervention and the development of proficiency: The role of
explicit Formation, Bill Van Patten (Texas Tech University, United States
of America)

12. Secondary and cumulative effects in attaining L2 proficiency in the
classroom. Alessandro Benati (University of Greenwich, United Kingdom),
James Lee (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Cecile Laval
(University of Greenwich, United Kingdom)

13. Models of speaking and the assessment of second language proficiency.
Peter Skehan (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)

14. Researching task difficulty: towards understanding L2 proficiency.
Parvaneh Tavakoli (London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)

15. On transfer, proficiency and cross-individual/aggregate SLA
differences: Examining Adjectival Semantics in L2 Spanish, Pedro
Guijarro-Fuentes (University of Plymouth, United Kingdom), Tiffany Judy
(University of Iowa, United States of America) and Jason Rothman
(University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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