1st Edition

Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition

By Judit Kormos Copyright 2006
    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    This extremely up-to-date book, Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition, is the first volume in the exciting new series, Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. This new volume provides a thorough overview of the field and proposes a new integrative model of how L2 speech is produced.
    The study of speech production is its own subfield within cognitive science. One of the aims of this new book, as is true of the series, is to make cognitive science theory accessible to second language acquisition. Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition examines how research on second language and bilingual speech production can be grounded in L1 research conducted in cognitive science and in psycholinguistics. Highlighted is a coherent and straightforward introduction to the bilingual lexicon and its role in spoken language performance.
    Like the rest of the series, Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition is tutorial in style, intended as a supplementary textbook for undergraduates and graduate students in programs of cognitive science, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and language pedagogy.

    Contents: Series Editor's Preface. Introduction: Issues in L2 Speech Production Research. Part I: An Overview of Theories of First Language Speech Production. Issues in First Language Speech Production Research. Theories of Automaticity and Their Relation to Speech Production Models. Part II: Lexical Encoding and the Bilingual Lexicon. Syntactic and Phonological Encoding. Monitoring. Problem-Solving Mechanisms in L2 Speech. Fluency and Automaticity in L2 Speech Production. Conclusion: Toward an Integrated Model of L2 Speech Production.


    Judit Kormos

    "One of the excellent aspects of the book are the references. Kormos has certainly done her homework. Among the approximately 400 citations are many European researchers and journals not widely known in the United States."

    “The main virtues of this book are that it is extremely thorough and up-to-date in its coverage of production research. It will acquaint the reader with the various models and approaches in the L1 literature, the kinds of studies that have been done, the kinds of methods that have been used, and the issues that remain unresolved. It provides a balanced overview of the psycholinguistic study of production. The discussion of L2 research is very well grounded in this work, offers enormous coverage, and shows how the same kinds of questions that have inspired L1 studies can be extended to the L2 context. The material covered is entirely appropriate for this series in that it certainly does not shy away from the basic psycholinguistic research agenda.”

    John Williams
    Cambridge University