1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Corpora

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ISBN 9780815352877
December 17, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
504 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Corpora is a state-of-the-art collection of cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of second language acquisition and learner corpus research. It draws on data-driven, statistical analysis to outline the background, methods and outcomes of language learning, with a range of global experts providing detailed guidelines and findings.

The volume is organized into five sections:

  • Methodological and theoretical contributions to the study of learner language using corpora – setting the scene
  • Key aspects in corpus design, annotation, and analysis for SLA
  • Corpora in SLA theory and practice
  • SLA constructs and corpora
  • Future directions

This is a ground-breaking collection of essays offering incisive and essential reading for anyone with an interest in second language acquisition, learner corpus research, and applied linguistics.

Table of Contents

1. Second language acquisition and Corpora: An overview, Nicole Tracy-Ventura & Magali Paquot

SECTION I: Setting the Scene

2. Introduction to Corpus Linguistics, Vaclav Brezina & Tony McEnery

3. Introduction to Learner Corpus Research, Fanny Meunier

4. Introduction to SLA, Jennifer Behney & Emma Marsden

SECTION II: Key aspects in corpus design and corpus use for SLA

5. Designing learner corpora: Collection, transcription, and annotation, Philippa Bell & Caroline Payant

6. Analyzing a learner corpus with a concordancer, Sandra Götz

7. Error analysis, María Belén Díez Bedmar

8. Comparing learner data, Sandra Deshors & Stefan Gries

9. Statistical analyses of learner corpus data, Stefan Gries & Sandra Deshors

10. Combining learner corpora and experimental methods, Gaetanelle Gilquin

11. Overview of available learner corpora, Julieta Fernandez & Tracy Davis

12. The TALKBANK System, Brian MacWhinney

SECTION III: The role of corpora in SLA theory and practice

13. Usage-based approaches, Stefanie Wulff

14. Complex Dynamic Systems Theory, Marjolijn Verspoor & Wander Lowie

15. Processability Theory, Carrie Bonilla

16. Generative approaches, Cristóbal Lozano

17. Variationist approaches, Aarnes Gudmestad

18. Pragmatic approaches, Julieta Fernandez & Shelley Staples

19. Instructed SLA, Rosamond Mitchell

SECTION IV: SLA constructs and corpora

20. Input, Anita Thomas & Annelie Ädel

21. Interaction, Nicole Ziegler & Alison Mackey

22. Fluency, Amanda Huensch

23. Accuracy, Jennifer Thewissen

24. Complexity, Nina Vyatkina & Alex Housen

25. Lexis, Kristopher Kyle

26. Crosslinguistic influence, Ann-Kristin Helland Gujord

27. Variability, Dana Gablasova

28. Formulaicity, Fanny Forsberg Lundell

29. Context, Joseph Collentine

30. Individual differences, Elma Kerz & Daniel Wiechmann

SECTION V: Future directions

31. The future of corpora in SLA, Nicole Tracy-Ventura, Magali Paquot, & Florence Myles

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Nicole Tracy-Ventura is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at West Virginia University. Her research focuses on second language acquisition, study abroad, task-based language teaching, longitudinal research methods, and corpus linguistics. She is a founding member of the Languages and Social Networks Abroad Project (LANGSNAP).

Magali Paquot is FNRS Research Associate at the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, UCLouvain. She specializes in the use of learner corpora to study key topics in SLA and is particularly interested in methodological issues. She is co-editor in chief of the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research and one of the founding members of the Learner Corpus Research Association.