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The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Edited By Shawn Loewen, Masatoshi Sato Copyright 2017
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    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.


    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


    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