LINGUIST List 32.330

Tue Jan 26 2021

Books: Second Language Speech Fluency: Tavakoli, Wright

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Date: 18-Jan-2021
From: Rachel Tonkin <rtonkincambridge.org>
Subject: Second Language Speech Fluency: Tavakoli, Wright
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Title: Second Language Speech Fluency
Subtitle: From Research to Practice
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/applied-linguistics-and-second-language-acquisition/second-language-speech-fluency-research-practice?format=PB

Author: Parvaneh Tavakoli
Author: Clare Wright
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108499613 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108499613 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 84.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108499613 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.19
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108730914 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 32.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108730914 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108730914 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 29.17
Abstract:

Second language (L2) fluency is an exciting and fast-moving field of research, with clear practical applications in language teaching. This book provides a lively overview of the current advances in the field of L2 fluency, and connects the theory to practice, presenting a hands-on approach to using fluency research across a range of different language-related professions. The authors introduce an innovative multidisciplinary perspective, which brings together research into cognitive and social factors, to understand fluency as a dynamic variable in language performance, connecting learner-internal factors such as speech processing and automaticity, to external factors such as task demands, language testing, and pragmatic interactional demands in communication. Bringing a much-needed multidisciplinary and novel approach to understanding the complex nature of L2 speech fluency, this book provides researchers, students and language professionals with both the theoretical insights and practical tools required to understand and research how fluency in a second language develops.

1. Introduction; 2. Fluency from a psycholinguistic perspective; 3. Measuring fluency; 4. Fluency in L2 task-based research; 5. Fluency in second language pedagogy; 6. Fluency in second language testing; 7. Fluency in different contexts; 8. Conclusion.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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