Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition provides a comprehensive overview of research on second language lexical processing, integrating converging research and perspectives from Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. The book begins by introducing the dominant issues addressed by research in the field in cognitive science and discussing the relevant models in the literature. It later moves toward exploring the different factors that impact second language lexical processing as well as cognitive neuroscientific approaches to the study of the issues discussed throughout the book. A concluding chapter offers a global summary of the key issues and research strands, in addition to directions for future research, with a list of recommended readings providing students and researchers with avenues for further study.
Table of Contents
1. Lexical processing and second language acquisition: Overview of the issues 2. General models 3. Models of language processing 4. Models of language representation 5. Learner characteristics and their impact on second language lexical processing 6. Word and translation pair characteristics and their impact on second language lexical processing 7. The application of cognitive neuroscientific approaches to the study of second language lexical processing 8. Conclusions and directions for future research
Natasha Tokowicz is Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics and Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
"Comprehensive and impressive! This outstanding book presents an integrative review of theories, models, and data in second language lexical processing, delineating the relevant cognitive, computational, and neural mechanisms and connecting processing with representation and learner characteristics. A much needed integration – informative to both experts and students new to the field." – Ping Li, Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, USA