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LINGUIST List 25.2117

Tue May 13 2014

Books: Processing Perspectives on Task Performance: Skehan (ed.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-May-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Processing Perspectives on Task Performance: Skehan (ed.)
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Title: Processing Perspectives on Task Performance
Series Title: Task-Based Language Teaching 5
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tblt.5

Editor: Peter Skehan
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270412 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270412 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270412 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207258 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207258 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207258 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027207265 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027207265 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
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Abstract:

Understanding how second language task-based performance can be raised is vital for progress with task-based approaches to instruction. The chapters in this volume all attempt to advance this understanding, and do so within a viewpoint which assumes limited attentional capacities and accounts for second language speaking based on Levelt's model of first language speaking. Six empirical chapters present original studies. They explore the topics of task planning, familiarity of information in a task, task repetition, task characteristics, and the effects of using post-task transcription. The studies interweave with and build upon each other, reflecting their conjoint focus on how second language learning memory and attention limitations shape their performance in using the target language. In the concluding chapter the accumulated findings across these studies are discussed in terms of the nature of preparation for a task, the role of task structure, the respective claims of the Tradeoff and Cognition Hypotheses, the role of selective attention, and the implications of the studies for pedagogy. The book is a central reference for students in psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, and task-based language teaching.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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