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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Paul  D. Toth
Institution: Temple University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.temple.edu/spanpor/toth/index.htm
State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: (2011) Toth, P. D. Social and cognitive factors in making teacher-led classroom discourse relevant for L2 grammatical development. Modern Language Journal 95(1), 1-25.

(2010) Toth, P. D. Relevance, cohesion and the sociocognition of form-focused, teacher-led L2 discourse. In R. Batstone (Ed.), Sociocognitive perspectives on language use and language learning (pp. 186-209). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

(2008) Toth, P. D. Teacher- and learner-led discourse in task-based grammar instruction: Providing procedural assistance for L2 morphosyntactic development. Language Learning 58(2), 237-283.

(2008) Toth, P. D. and Garritano, A. La retroalimentación implícita por medio de «contraejemplos» en una clase de español como lengua extranjera (Implicit feedback through “recasts” in a Spanish foreign language class.) Hispania 91(1), 124-138.

(2006) Toth, P. D. Processing Instruction and a Role for Output in Second Language Acquisition. Language Learning 56, 319-385. (Winner of ACTFL Paul Pimsleur Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Education Research, September 2007)

(2005) Toth, P. D. [Review of the book Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Commentary]. Language Teaching Research 9(2), 223-226.

(2004) Toth, P. D. When grammar instruction undermines cohesion in L2 Spanish classroom discourse. Modern Language Journal 88, 14-30.

(2003) Toth, P. D. Psych verbs and morphosyntactic development in instructed L2 Spanish. In S. Montrul & F. Ordóñez (Eds.), Linguistic theory and language development in Hispanic languages: Papers from the 5th Hispanic linguistics symposium and the 4th conference on the acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese (pp. 468-497). Sommervile, MA: Cascadilla Press.

(2000) Toth, P. D. The interaction of instruction and learner-internal factors in the acquisition of L2 morphosyntax. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 22, 169-208. (Winner of ACTFL Paul Pimsleur Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Education Research, September 2002)

(1999) Toth, P. D. Preemption in instructed learners of Spanish as a foreign language: Acquiring a rule for SE. Spanish Applied Linguistics 3, 195-246.
Courses Taught: Linguistic structures of Spanish
Spanish syntax
Spanish second language acquisition
Spanish language teaching practicum
Language teaching methods, grades K-8
Language teaching seminar

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