LINGUIST List 32.2212

Wed Jun 30 2021

Books: Focus on Form: Benati

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 30-Jun-2021
From: Dan Iredale <>
Subject: Focus on Form: Benati
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Title: Focus on Form
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Alessandro Benati
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108708340 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 20.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108708340 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108708340 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 17.51

This Cambridge Element examines the role and nature of focus on form in second language acquisition. An overall assessment of the role of instruction and the nature of language is provided. Instruction might have a facilitative role in the rate of acquisition. The Element briefly reviews empirical research examining the relative effects of different types of focus on form and presents some of the key implications for second language learning and teaching. An effective focus on form type is one that is input and meaning oriented. Manipulating input to facilitate language processing and form-meaning connections might enhance second language acquisition.

1. Introduction; 2. What are the key concepts?; 3. What are the main branches of research?; 4. What are the implications and new avenues for research?

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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