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Title: Studying Processability Theory
Subtitle: An Introductory Textbook
Edited By: JörgU.Keßler
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/palart.1
Series Title: Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching 1
Description:

Processability Theory (PT) as developed by Manfred Pienemann is a
prominent theory of second language acquisition. PT serves as a framework
for a wide range of research covering issues, including L2 processing,
interlanguage variation, typological effects on SLA, L1 transfer, pidgins and
creoles, linguistic profiling, stabilisation/fossilisation and teachability. This
textbook provides a reader-friendly introduction to PT. It is designed for
students with a basic knowledge of (applied) linguistics. The components of
PT are set out in four parts. The first part focuses on observed facts, in
particular on paths of L2 development and learner variation. The second part
gives an overview of the theoretical basis of PT. Part three details the
application of PT to contexts other than ESL (i.e. Japanese, creoles and
bilingual acquisition), and the forth part focuses on practical applications.
Each chapter contains exercises (including data analysis and interpretation)
which may be used for individual study or in class. The textbook can be used
as a concise introduction to PT. However, it may also serve as a point of
reference for particular PT-related topics. The individual chapters were written
by specialists in each of the research areas.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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