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The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

ISBN 9780367141387
Published January 16, 2019 by Routledge
602 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes:

(1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of cutting edge issues;

(2) share the authors’ understanding of, and approaches to, the issues; and

(3) provide direct links between research and practice.

In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers, and teacher-educators who are interested in second language learning and teaching.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 ISLA: An overview – Shawn Loewen & Masatoshi Sato

SECTION I. Second Language Processes and Products

Chapter 2 Knowledge and skill in ISLA – Robert DeKeyser

Chapter 3 Intentional and incidental L2 learning – Ronald Leow & Celia Zamora

Chapter 4 Complexity, accuracy, and fluency in L2 production – Marije Michel

Chapter 5 Sociocultural theory in the L2 classroom – Neomy Storch

SECTION II. Approaches to Second Language Instruction

Chapter 6 Content-based language teaching – Roy Lyster

Chapter 7 Task-based language teaching – Rod Ellis

Chapter 8 Cognitive-interactionist approaches to L2 instruction – Youjin Kim

Chapter 9 Concept-based language instruction – James Lantolf & Xian Zhang

Chapter 10 Processing Instruction – Bill VanPatten

Chapter 11 Assessment in the L2 classroom – Ute Knoch & Susy Macqueen

SECTION III. Language and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 12 Grammar acquisition – Hossein Nassaji

Chapter 13 Acquisition of L2 pragmatics – Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

Chapter 14 L2 Fluency development – Tracey Derwing

Chapter 15 Pronunciation acquisition – Sara Kennedy & Pavel Trofimovich

Chapter 16 Vocabulary acquisition – Beatriz González-Fernández & Norbert Schmitt

Chapter 17 Written language learning – Charlene Polio & Jongbong Lee

SECTION IV. Instructed Second Language Acquisition Learning Environments

Chapter 18 ISLA in East Asian contexts – Yuko Goto-Butler

Chapter 19 Study abroad and ISLA – Carmen Pérez-Vidal

Chapter 20 Computer-assisted SLA – Hayo Reinders & Glenn Stockwell

SECTION V. Individual Differences and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Chapter 21 Social dimensions and differences in ISLA – Patricia Duff

Chapter 22 Cognitive differences and ISLA – Shaofeng Li

Chapter 23 Motivation in the L2 classroom – Kata Csizér

Chapter 24 Psychological dimensions and foreign language anxiety – Jean-Marc Dewaele

Chapter 25 L2 Instructor individual characteristics – Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

Chapter 26 Child ISLA – Rhonda Oliver, Bich Nguyen, & Masatoshi Sato

Chapter 27 Instructed heritage language acquisition – Silvina Montrul & Melissa Bowles

SECTION VI. Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods

Chapter 28 Quantitative research methods -- Luke Plonsky

Chapter 29 Qualitative research methods -- Peter De Costa, Lorena Valmori, and Ina Choi

Chapter 30 Classroom-based research -- Alison Mackey

Chapter 31 Experimental research methods -- Kim McDonough

Chapter 32 Ethics in ISLA -- Susan Gass and Scott Sterling

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Shawn Loewen is Associate Professor of Second Language Studies at Michigan State University, USA.

Masatoshi Sato is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile


"This is an ambitious work, covering the whole breadth of the field from its theoretical underpinnings to research and teaching methodology. The Editors have managed to recruit a stellar panel of contributors, resulting in the kind of 'all you ever wanted to know about instructed SLA' collection that should be found on the shelves of every good library."
Zoltán Dörnyei, University of Nottingham, UK