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Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning: Schwieter, Benati (eds.)

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Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning: Schwieter, Benati (eds.)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning
Series Title: Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics
Published: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: John W. Schwieter
Editor: Alessandro Benati
Electronic: ISBN: 9781108359405 Pages: 830 Price: U.S. $ 124.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108420433 Pages: 830 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108420433 Pages: 830 Price: U.K. £ 120.00

Providing a comprehensive survey of cutting-edge work on second language learning, this Handbook, written by a team of leading experts, surveys the nature of second language learning and its implications for teaching. Prominent theories and methods from linguistics, psycholinguistics, processing-based, and cognitive approaches are covered and organised thematically across sections dealing with skill development, individual differences, pedagogical interventions and approaches, and context and environment. This state-of-the-art volume will interest researchers in second language studies and language education, and will also reach out to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in these and other related areas.

Introduction John W. Schwieter and Alessandro Benati
Part I. Theories:
1. Formal linguistic approaches to adult L2 acquisition and processing Jason Rothman, Fatih Bayram, Ian Cunnings and Jorge González Alonso
2. Cognitive approaches to second language acquisition Nick C. Ellis and Stefanie Wulff
3. The qualitative science of Vygotskian sociocultural psychology Rémi A. Van Compernolle
4. Theoretical frameworks in L2 acquisition John Truscott and Michael Sharwood Smith
Part II. Methods:
5. Qualitative classroom methods Peter I. De Costa, Wendy Li and Hima Rawal
6. Experimental studies in L2 classrooms Charlene Polio and Jongbong Lee
7. Action research: developments, characteristics, and future directions Anne Burns
8. Classroom observational research Nina Spada
9. Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic methods Leah Roberts
Part III. Skill Development:
10. Interaction in L2 learning Jaemyung Goo
11. Speaking Dustin Crowther and Susan M. Gass
12. Second language listening: current ideas, current issues John Field
13. Contemporary perspectives on L2 upper-register text processing Elizabeth B. Bernhardt and Cici Malik Leffell
14. Language learning through writing: theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence Rosa M. Manchón and Olena Vasylets
Part IV. Individual Differences:
15. Working memory in language learning and processing Zhisheng Wen and Shaofeng Li
16. Language aptitudes in L2 acquisition Gisela Granena
17. Language learner motivation: what motivates motivation researchers? Stephen Ryan
18. A new look at age: young and old L2 learners Carmen Muñoz
19. Identity Ron Darvin and Bonny Norton
Part V. Pedagogical Interventions and Approaches:
20. Pedagogical interventions to L2 grammar instruction Alessandro Benati and John W. Schwieter
21. Task-based language learning Michael H. Long, Jiyong Lee and Kyoko Kobayashi Hillman
22. Task and syllabus design for morphologically-complex languages Roger Gilabert and Joan Castellví
23. Proficiency guidelines and frameworks David Little
24. Technology-mediated language learning Carol Chapelle
25. Content-based L2 teaching Hossein Nassaji and Eva Kartchava
26. Conceptions of L2 learning in critical language pedagogy Graham Crookes
Part VI. Context and Environment:
27. Bilingual education and policy Christine Hélot and Ofelia García
28. Heritage language instruction Kim Potowski and Sarah J. Shin
29. Minority languages at home and abroad: education and acculturation Aline Ferreira, Viola G. Miglio and John W. Schwieter
30. Study abroad and immersion Jane Jackson and John W. Schwieter
31. Teacher education: past, present, and future Peter Swanson
Part VII. Moving Forward:
32. Future directions in language learning and teaching Susan M. Gass.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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