A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning

A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning

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Winner of the MLA Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize

This book addresses issues such as the relation of form to meaning, the relevance of SLA research, and the validity of task-based learning. It also contrasts universalist accounts of language learning and individual differences between learners.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437217-6
  • Price: $ 58.00

This book addresses issues such as the relation of form to meaning, the relevance of SLA research, and the validity of task-based learning. It also contrasts universalist accounts of language learning and individual differences between learners.

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This book addresses issues such as the relation of form to meaning, the relevance of SLA research, and the validity of task-based learning. It also contrasts universalist accounts of language learning and individual differences between learners.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction

1 Comprehension and production strategies in language learning

2 The role of memory and lexical learning

3 Psycholinguistic processes in language use and language learning

4 Models of language learning

5 A rationale for task-based instruction

6 Implementing task-based instruction

7 Processing perspectives on testing

8 Research into language aptitude

9 Issues in aptitude theory: exceptional learners and modularity

10 Learning style

11 Learners, learning, and pedagogy

12 Conclusions

Bibliography
Index

Reviews

  • 'Peter Skehan systematically analyzes minute increments of carefully presented data and succeeds in foregrounding areas of investigation that have been underrepresented in the second language acquisition research of recent years.'
    - Kenneth W Mildenberger Award Committee