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Title: Form Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition
Edited By: Bill VanPatten
Jessica Williams
Susanne Rott
Mark Overstreet
Series Title: The Second Language Acquisition Research Series

Form Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition is an interdisciplinary and timely edited book of essays and empirical studies, most of which are based on the papers presented at the Form and Meaning Conference held in Chicago in 2002. The goal of the conference and now of the book is to present linguistic and cognitive approaches to second language acquisition, attempting to integrate external and internal issues in interlanguage development, while outlining directions for future research The editors address questions such as: What is the nature and sequence of the form-meaning mapping process? How are these connections made? How are these connections used to construct grammars and lexicons? And, how can conditions and external factors be manipulated to improve the chances of making these form-meaning connections?
Contributors to this volume include such second language acquisition scholars as Susan Gass, Nick Ellis, Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Catherine Doughty, and Diane Larsen-Freeman. They address these form-meaning issues from a variety of settings and from multiple perspectives.
Researchers and graduate students in applied linguistics, cognitive psychology, linguistics and language pedagogy will find this volume to be an important resource.

Table of Contents
Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Aquisition.
Bill VanPatten, Jessica Williams, Susanne Rott
All of the University of Illinois at Chicago

Section I: Factors and Processes
Input and Output in Establishing Form-Meaning Connections
Bill VanPatten
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Processes of Second Language Acquisition
Nick C. Ellis
University of Wales, Bangor

Context and Second Language Acquisition
Susan M. Gass
Michigan State University

A Multiple-Factor Account for the Form-Meaning Connections in the Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology
Yasuhiro Shirai
Cornell University

Section II: Evidence and Impact
The Emergence of Grammaticalized Future Expression in Longitudinal Production Data
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
Indiana University

Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition: Motion Events in a Typological Framework
Teresa Cadierno
University of Southern Denmark
Karen Lund
The Danish University of Education

Beyond Syntax: Performance Factors in L2 Behavior xx
Elaine C. Klein
ueens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Section III: Research and the Classroom
Effects of Instruction on Learning a Second Language: A Critique of Instructed SLA Research
Catherine J. Doughty
University of Hawaii

Implicit Learning of Form-Meaning Connections
John N. Williams
University of Cambridge

Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Research on Semantic and Structural Elaboration in Lexical Acquisition
Joe Barcroft
Washington University

Section IV: Commentary
Reflections on Form-Meaning Connection Research in Second Language Acquisition xx
Diane Larsen-Freeman
University of Michigan

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Second Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805849130
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 255
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95