1st Edition

Crosslinguistic Influence and Second Language Learning

By Kevin McManus Copyright 2022
    176 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    176 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Crosslinguistic Influence and Second Language Learning provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about prior language knowledge and experience in second language learning. Three bodies of research are critically reviewed to achieve this goal: (i) theories of language learning that attribute critical roles to prior experience in explaining second language development, (ii) empirical studies of second language learning that have investigated roles for crosslinguistic influence, and (iii) instructional studies that have supported second language learning by addressing the negative effects of crosslinguistic influence. Using this foundation, new research directions and theorization in the field of second language acquisition are proposed. This book will serve as an excellent resource for students and scholars with interests in (instructed) second language learning, applied linguistics, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and language education.

    1. Introducing Crosslinguistic Influence

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Language

    1.3 Learning a second language

    1.4 Prior knowledge and experience

    1.5 Transfer

    1.6 Cross-language relationships

    1.7 Directions of Crosslinguistic Influence

    1.8 Explicit Instruction and Crosslinguistic Influence

    1.9 Overview of the book

    2. Crosslinguistic Influence and Models of L2 Learning

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 The Unified Competition Model

    2.3 The Associative-Cognitive CREED

    2.4 Processing Determinism

    2.5 Inhibitory Control Model

    2.6 Synthesis of Theoretical Concepts

    2.7 Conclusion

    3. Crosslinguistic Influence and L2 Learning

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 L2 Learning and Morphosyntax

    3.3 L2 Learning and Vocabulary

    3.4 L2 Learning and Phonology

    3.5 Conclusion

    4. Crosslinguistic Influence and L2 Instruction

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Instructional Effects in L2 Learning

    4.3 Explicit Instruction

    4.4 Instruction driven by L2 Theory and Research: A place for L1 in L2 learning

    4.5 L2 Instruction and Morphosyntax

    4.6 L2 Instruction and Vocabulary

    4.7 L2 Instruction and Phonology

    4.8 Synthesizing Evidence about Instruction and L2 learning

    4.9 Conclusion

    5. Reflections and Future Directions

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Synthesizing Crosslinguistic Influence, L2 Learning, and Instruction

    5.3 Theorizing Crosslinguistic Influence

    5.4 Future Research Directions in Crosslinguistic Influence

    5.5 Conclusion

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    Kevin McManus is the Gilbert R. Watz Early Career Professor in Language and Linguistics and an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.