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Understanding Formulaic Language
A Second Language Acquisition Perspective

ISBN 9781138634978
Published October 18, 2018 by Routledge
278 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective brings together leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary account of the acquisition, processing, and use of formulaic language. Contributors present three distinct but complementary perspectives on the study of formulaic language – cognitive/psycholinguistic, socio-cultural/pragmatic, and pedagogical – to highlight new work as well as directions for future work. This book is an essential resource for established researchers and graduate students in second language acquisition and pedagogy, corpus and cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Formulaic language: Setting the scene – Anna Siyanova-Chanturia and Ana Pellicer-Sánchez

I. Cognitive and psycholinguistic perspectives on formulaic language

1. Acquisition of formulaic language from a usage-based perspective – Stefanie Wulff

2. What on-line processing tells us about formulaic language – Anna Siyanova-Chanturia and Diana Van Lancker Sidtis

3. First language influence on the processing of formulaic language in a second language – Kathy Conklin and Gareth Carrol

4. Formulaic language and speech prosody – Phoebe Lin

II. Socio-cultural and pragmatic perspectives on formulaic language

5. Formulaic language in second language pragmatics research – Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

6. Humour and formulaic language in second language learning – Nancy Bell and Stephen Skalicky

7. Formulaic language and its place in intercultural pragmatics – Istvan Kecskes

III. Pedagogical perspectives on formulaic language

8. Pedagogical approaches to the teaching and learning of formulaic language – Ana Pellicer-Sánchez and Frank Boers

9. Testing formulaic language – Henrik Gyllstad and Norbert Schmitt

10. From corpus to CALL: The use of technology in teaching and learning formulaic language – Tom Cobb

11. Formulaic language in English for Academic Purposes – Phil Durrant

12. Formulaic sequences in learner corpora: Collocations and lexical bundles – Sylviane Granger

13. Concluding question: Why don’t second language learners more proactively target formulaic sequences? – Alison Wray

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Anna Siyanova-Chanturia is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Ana Pellicer-Sánchez is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the UCL Institute of Education, UK.