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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Speaking

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ISBN 9780367900847
March 11, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
452 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This state-of-the-art volume offers a comprehensive, in-depth, integrated, and timely discussion of second language speaking. Top scholars synthesize current research, contextualize the salient (and controversial) issues, and set the future research agenda on oral language skills. Key subjects that are explored include cognitive processing, knowledge of pragmatics, instruction in sub-components of speaking, specialized contexts for speaking, assessment, and attrition of the first language. This will be an indispensable resource to scholars and graduate students of applied and theoretical linguistics, as well as other fields interested in pronunciation, speaking, and oral communication.

Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction

Part I: Theoretical Foundations and Processes Underlying Speaking

1. Bilingual Models of Speaking

Kees de Bot and Szilvia Bátyi

2. Psycholinguistic Processes in L2 Oral Production

Daphnée Simard

3. A Complex Dynamic Systems Theory Perspective on Speaking in Second Language Development

Wander Lowie and Marjolijn Verspoor

4. Sociocultural Approaches to Speaking in SLA

Victoria Surtees and Patricia Duff

5. Aptitude and Individual Differences

Joan C. Mora

6. Language Anxiety

Małgorzata Baran-Łucarz


Part II: Research Issues

7. Speaking Research Methodologies

Charles Nagle, Tracey M. Derwing and Murray J. Munro

8. Spoken Corpora

Amanda Huensch and Shelley Staples

9. Speaking Assessment

Noriko Iwashita


Part III: Core Topics

10. Pronunciation Learning and Teaching

Tracey M. Derwing and Murray J. Munro

11. Speech Intelligibility

John M. Levis and Alif O. Silpachai

12. Speech Comprehensibility

Pavel Trofimovich, Talia Isaacs, Sara Kennedy and Aki Tsunemoto

13. Fluency

Jimin Kahng

14. The Role of Prosody Across Languages

Peggy Mok and Yanjiao Zhu

15. Grammar for Speaking

June Ruivivar and Laura Collins

16. Conversational Interaction Studies

Jaemyung Goo

17. Pragmatics: Speaking as a Pragmalinguistic Resource

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig


Part IV: Teaching Speaking

18. Second Language Speaking Strategies

Sara Kennedy

19. Teaching Vocabulary

Marlise Horst

20. The Role of Formulaic Sequences in L2 Speaking

Duy Van Vu and Elke Peters

21. Technology for Speaking Development

Walcir Cardoso

22. Curriculum Issues in Teaching L2 Speaking

Jonathan Newton, Trang Le Diem Bui, Bao Trang Thi Nguyen, and Thi Phuong Thao Tran

23. Oral Language Development in Immersion and Dual Language Classrooms

Roy Lyster and Diane J. Tedick

24. Speaking and English as a Lingua Franca

Enric Llurda


Part V: Emerging Issues

25. Workplace Communication

Lynda Yates

26. The Relationship Between L2 Speech Perception and Production

Ron Thomson

27. The Relationship Between Gestures and Speaking in L2 Learning

Marianne Gullberg

28. Speech Language Pathologists and L2 Speakers

Marie Nader

29. Child L2 Speakers with Language and Communication Disorders

Johanne Paradis

30. Training Interpreters

Jim Hlavac

31. First Language Attrition

Monika Schmid



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Tracey M. Derwing is Professor Emeritus of TESL at the University of Alberta, Canada, and Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Murray J. Munro is Professor of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Ron I. Thomson is Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESL at Brock University, Canada. He is the creator of, a freely available perceptual training tool.