Spanish Second Language Acquisition

Spanish Second Language Acquisition

Introduction BARBARA A. LAFFORD Arizona State University RAFAEL SALABERRY Rice University 1.0 Purpose of the Volume In recent years , the number of studies of the acquisition of Spanish as a second language has increased substantially .

Author: Barbara Armstrong Lafford

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 0878409076

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 332

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While the focus is on the acquisition of Spanish as a second language, this is also an extremely useful volume for second language theoreticians and practitioners involved in all aspects of the pedagogy of other second languages. Students, teachers, program administrators, and scholars alike will benefit from the insights that the contributors bring to the myriad issues that language professionals confront."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition

The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition

“Second Language Fluency and Cognition: The Study of Spanish Second Language Development in an Overseas Immersion Program and an At-Home Foreign Language Classroom.” Unpublished PhD dissertation, Indiana University.

Author: Kimberly L. Geeslin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119457053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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Bringing together a comprehensive collection of newly-commissioned articles, this Handbook covers the most recent developments across a range of sub-fields relevant to the study of second language Spanish. Provides a unique and much-needed collection of new research in this subject, compiled and written by experts in the field Offers a critical account of the most current, ground-breaking developments across key fields, each of which has seen innovative empirical research in the past decade Covers a broad range of issues including current theoretical approaches, alongside a variety of entries within such areas as the sound system, morphosyntax, individual and social factors, and instructed language learning Presents a variety of methodological approaches spanning the active areas of research in language acquisition
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The Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language

The Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language

Incorporating linguistic variation into the classroom. In R. Salaberry , & B.A. Lafford (Eds.), The art of teaching Spanish: Second language acquisition from research to praxis (pp. 173–191). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University ...

Author: Kimberly L. Geeslin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317417194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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This volume offers an introduction to the field of second language acquisition with a particular focus on second language Spanish. It connects key issues in the acquisition of Spanish as a second language to theoretical and empirical issues in the field of second language acquisition more generally by exemplifying central concepts in second language acquisition through the exploration of the most widely researched structures and most recent developments in the field of second language Spanish. It is written for a non-specialist audience, making it suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and readers, while its treatment of recent empirical developments also makes it of interest to researchers in second language Spanish as well as allied fields.
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Second Language Acquisition Abroad

Second Language Acquisition Abroad

Spanish Second Language Acquisition: State of the Science. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press. Meara, P. 2004. Modelling vocabulary 1055. Applied Linguistics 25(2): 137-155. Montrul, S. 2004. Subject and object expression in ...

Author: Lynne Hansen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027241863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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This volume brings together for the first time a collection of studies devoted to missionary language learning and retention. Introductory chapters provide historical perspectives on this population and on language teaching philosophy and practice in the LDS tradition. The empirical studies which follow are divided into two sections, the first examining mission language acquisition by English-speaking missionaries abroad, the second focusing on post-mission language attrition. These chapters by internationally known scholars offer cutting-edge research using a number of different target languages in addressing various issues in second language development. Finally, a comprehensive bibliography of sources on mission languages is included. The readership of this pioneering work is expected to extend beyond specialists in study abroad and missionary language training to a broader audience of applied linguists, educators, and students interested in language acquisition and attrition. In addition, the book offers useful insights to adults who want to maintain a second language.
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Learning New Languages

Learning New Languages

Learning New Languages: A Guide to Second Language Acquisition is a thorough account of key principles of Second Language Acquisition.

Author: Thomas Scovel

Publisher: Teachersource Book

ISBN: UOM:39015050730764

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Learning New Languages: A Guide to Second Language Acquisition is a thorough account of key principles of Second Language Acquisition. Voices from the classroom, as well as activities for reflective research, engage the reader in an interactive exploration of how learners acquire new languages.
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Innovative Research and Practices in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

Innovative Research and Practices in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

The development of subjunctive and complex-syntactic abilities among foreign language learners of Spanish. In B.A. Lafford 8: R. Salaberry (Eds.), Spanish second language acquisition. State ofthe science (pp. 74—97).

Author: John W. Schwieter

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027271662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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This volume brings together theoretical perspectives and empirical studies in second language (L2) acquisition and bilingualism and discusses their implications for L2 pedagogy. The book is organized into three sections that focus on prominent linguistic and cognitive theories and together provide a compelling set of state-of-the-art works. Part I consists of studies that give rise to innovative applications for second language teaching and learning and Part II discusses how findings from cognitive research can inform practices for L2 teaching and learning. Following these two sections, Part III provides a summative commentary of the theories explored in the volume along with suggestions for future research directions. The book is intended to act as a valuable reference for scholars, applied linguists, specialists in pedagogy, language educators, and anyone wishing to gain an overview of current issues in SLA and bilingualism.
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Second Language Acquisition

Second Language Acquisition

Studies in Second Language Acquisition 31, 2, 225–257. doi:10.1017/S0272263109090299. MONTRUL, SILVINA. 2010. “How similar are L2 learners and heritage speakers? Spanish clitics and word order,” Applied Psycholinguistics 31, 1, ...

Author: Roumyana Slabakova

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199687268

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Page: 512

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This textbook approaches second language acquisition from the perspective of generative linguistics. Roumyana Slabakova reviews and discusses paradigms and findings from the last thirty years of research in the field, focussing in particular on how the second or additional language is represented in the mind and how it is used in communication. The adoption and analysis of a specific model of acquisition, the Bottleneck Hypothesis, provides a unifying perspective. The book assumes some non-technical knowledge of linguistics, but important concepts are clearly introduced and defined throughout, making it a valuable resource not only for undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics, but also for researchers in cognitive science and language teachers.
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The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

"The New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition" is a thoroughly revised, re-organized, and re-worked edition of Ritchie and Bhatia's 1996 handbook.

Author: William C. Ritchie

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848552401

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 716

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Divided into six parts that are devoted to a different aspect of the study of SLA, this title contains chapters on universal grammar, emergentism, variationism, information-processing, sociocultural, and cognitive-linguistic.
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Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

In Linguistic Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition, S. Gass. & J. Schachter (eds.), 183–199. Cambridge: CUP. González, N. 1997. A parametric study of L2 acquisition: interpretation of Spanish word order.

Author: María del Pilar García Mayo

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027272225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Second language acquisition (SLA) is a field of inquiry that has increased in importance since the 1960s. Currently, researchers adopt multiple perspectives in the analysis of learner language, all of them providing different but complementary answers to the understanding of oral and written data produced by young and older learners in different settings. The main goal of this volume is to provide the reader with updated reviews of the major contemporary approaches to SLA, the research carried out within them and, wherever appropriate, the implications and/or applications for theory, research and pedagogy that might derive from the available empirical evidence. The book is intended for SLA researchers as well as for graduate (MA, Ph.D.) students in SLA research, applied linguistics and linguistics, as the different chapters will be a guide in their research within the approaches presented. The volume will also be of interest to professionals from other fields interested in the SLA process and the different explanations that have been put forward to account for it.
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Advancedness in Second Language Spanish

Advancedness in Second Language Spanish

Factors influencing the acquisition of Spanish voiced stop spirantization during an extended stay abroad. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone ... Context of learning in the acquisition of Spanish second language phonology.

Author: Mandy R. Menke

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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This book analyzes the construct of advanced proficiency in second language learning by bringing together empirical research from numerous linguistic domains and methodological traditions. Focusing on the dynamic nature of language use, the volume explores diverse manifestations of high-level second language Spanish, including performance on standardized proficiency assessments, acquisition of late-acquired linguistic structures, sophisticated language use in context, and individual differences. Chapters relate empirical findings to current definitions of advancedness, challenging scholars and practitioners to re-consider existing conceptualizations, and propose possible directions for future research and teaching with second language speakers of Spanish. By addressing larger issues in the field of second language learning, the volume is a valuable reference for language teachers, scholars, professionals and students with an interest in second language acquisition generally, and second language Spanish, more specifically.
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Practice in Second Language Learning

Practice in Second Language Learning

'Unconventional expressions: Productive syntax in the L2 acquisition of formulaic language', Second Language Research, 1–30. Bruhn de Garavito, J. and Valenzuela, E. 2008. 'Eventive and stative passives in Spanish: A matter of aspect', ...

Author: Christian Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108694261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Bringing together an international team of researchers, this volume explores practice in second language learning - activities which aim to develop skills in or knowledge of a second language. The book begins with two theoretical overviews of practice as applied to learning to speak in a second language and in cognitive accounts of second language acquisition. This theory underpins the volume, which is split into two main sections: receptive and productive practice. The studies look at practice in English, German and Spanish as a second language in various contexts including traditional classrooms, periods of study abroad and online language learning. The differing research designs used mean that the chapters contain clear implications for classroom pedagogy and further directions for research, teaching and learning in different contexts.
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Salience in Second Language Acquisition

Salience in Second Language Acquisition

An approachable introduction to the topic, this book is an ideal supplement to courses in SLA, and a valuable resource for researchers and scholars looking for a better understanding of the subject.

Author: Susan M. Gass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315399003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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Salience in Second Language Acquisition brings together contributions from top scholars of second language acquisition (SLA) in a comprehensive volume of the existing literature and current research on salience. In the first book to focus exclusively on this integral topic, the editors and contributors define and explore what makes a linguistic feature salient in sections on theory, perpetual salience, and constructed salience. They also provide a history of SLA theory and discussion on its contemporary use in research. An approachable introduction to the topic, this book is an ideal supplement to courses in SLA, and a valuable resource for researchers and scholars looking for a better understanding of the subject.
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Gender Acquisition in Spanish

Gender Acquisition in Spanish

Montrul, S. (2009) Reexamining the Fundamental Difference Hypothesis: What can Early Bilinguals Tell Us? Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 31, 2, 225–257. Montrul, S. (2010a). Dominant Language Transfer in Spanish L2 Learners and ...

Author: Jessica Diebowski

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110703047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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The comparative investigation of the acquisition of gender in Spanish by early and late bilinguals of different language combinations is highly debated and crucial as the phenomenon of gender involves grammatical features that differ in all three languages under investigation. Against this background, both early and late bilinguals face an arduous learning task which differs in complexity. Couched within a generative framework, the empirical study focuses on 257 participants with different levels of proficiency in Spanish ranging from low to advanced, and through a series of tests aims to discover which extra-linguistic and intra-linguistic factors act as triggers for non-native outcomes in adult heritage speakers and L2 learners. The observed morphological variability is argued not to stem from a representational (i.e. syntactic) deficit, but rather from a mapping problem in L2 learners and heritage speakers. Successful attainment in terms of gender is possible but dependent on the interplay between various extralinguistic and linguistic factors.
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Applied Language Learning

Applied Language Learning

The graduate program was geared to foreign language teachers and it provided students with opportunities to enhance their Spanish proficiency while living in Mexico , and to enrich their knowledge of second language acquisition theory ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D037584694

Category: Applied linguistics

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Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition

Learner Corpus Research Meets Second Language Acquisition

Studies in Second Language Acquisition 32 (1), 1–45. Castañeda-Jiménez, G. & Jarvis, S. (2014). Exploring lexical diversity in second language Spanish. In K. L. Geeslin (ed.), The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition, ...

Author: Bert Le Bruyn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108689403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Advances in Learner Corpus Research (LCR) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) have brought these two fast-moving fields significantly closer in recent years. This volume brings together contributions from internationally recognized experts in both LCR and SLA to provide an innovative, cross-collaborative examination of how both areas can provide rich insights for the other. Chapters present recent advances in LCR and illustrate in a clear and accessible style how these can be exploited for the study of a broad range of key topics in SLA, such as complexity, tense and aspect, cross-linguistic influence vs. universal processes, phraseology and variability. It concludes with two commentary chapters written by eminent scholars, one from the perspective of SLA, the other from the perspective of LCR, allowing researchers and students alike to reflect upon the mutually beneficial harmony between the two fields and link up LCR and SLA research and theory.
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The Acquisition of Spanish

The Acquisition of Spanish

In Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory , J. Archibald ( ed . ) ... On the nature of the relationship between morphology and syntax : Inflectional typology , f - features and null / overt pronouns in Spanish interlanguage .

Author: Silvina Montrul

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027252971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

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This is the first book on the acquisition of Spanish that provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive overview of Spanish morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual situations. Its content is organized around key grammatical themes that form the empirical base of research in generative grammar: nominal and verbal inflectional morphology, subject and object pronouns, complex structures involving movement (topicalizations, questions, relative clauses), and aspects of verb meaning that have consequences for syntax. The book argues that Universal Grammar constrains all instances of language acquisition and that there is a fundamental continuity between monolingual, bilingual, child and adult early grammatical systems. While stressing their similarities with respect to linguistic representations and processes, the book also considers important differences between these three acquisition situations with respect to the outcome of acquisition. It is also shown that many linguistic properties of Spanish are acquired earlier than in English and other languages. This book is a must read for those interested in the acquisition of Spanish from different theoretical perspectives as well as those working on the acquisition of other languages in different contexts.
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Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition

Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition

The new edition of Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition defines the key terminology within second language acquisition, and also provides accessible summaries of the key issues within this complex area of study.

Author: Bill VanPatten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474227537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The new edition of Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition defines the key terminology within second language acquisition, and also provides accessible summaries of the key issues within this complex area of study. The final section presents a list of key readings in second language acquisition that signposts the reader towards classic articles and also provides a springboard to further study. The whole book has been updated and expanded to take into account a wider range of theories and developments since the first edition. It remains at the top of its game. The text is accessibly written, with complicated terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand way. Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for students.
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New Trends in Language Acquisition Within the Generative Perspective

New Trends in Language Acquisition Within the Generative Perspective

Semantics of verbs and the development of verb inflection in child language. Language, 56(2), 386–412. Comajoan, L. (2014). Tense and aspect in second language Spanish. In K. L. Geeslin (Ed.), Handbook of Spanish second language ...

Author: Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789402419320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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This book presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment of the acquisition of Indo- and Non-Indo-European languages in various contexts, such as L1, L2, L3/Ln, bi/multilingual, heritage languages, pathology as well as language impairment, and sign language acquisition. The book explores a broad mix of methodologies and issues in contemporary research. The text presents original research from several different perspectives, and provides a basis for dialogue between researchers working on diverse projects with the aim of furthering our understanding of how languages are acquired. The book proposes and refines new theoretical constructs, e.g. regarding the complexity of linguistic features as a relevant factor forming children’s, adults’ and bilingual individuals’ acquisition of morphological, syntactic, discursive, pragmatic, lexical and phonological structures. It appeals to students, researchers, and professionals in the field.
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Second Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar

Second Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar

Contemporary perspectives on the acquisition of Spanish . Vol . 1 : Developing grammars ( pp . 149–65 ) . Somerville , MA : Cascadilla Press . Pérez - Leroux , A. T. and W. Glass . ( 1999 ) . Null anaphora in Spanish second language ...

Author: Lydia White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521796474

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 316

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Sol y viento Beginning Spanish

Sol y viento  Beginning Spanish

It tells the story of a Chilean family and their winery, and of a young U.S. Latino businessman who finds himself intricately involved with the family as his company tries to buy their land.

Author: Bill VanPatten

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0073513121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 624

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This best selling film-based introductory Spanish program seamlessly integrates the feature-length film, Sol y viento, into the instructional and learning experience. Created specifically for beginning language learners, Sol y viento was filmed on location in Chile, Mexico, and the United States. It tells the story of a Chilean family and their winery, and of a young U.S. Latino businessman who finds himself intricately involved with the family as his company tries to buy their land. Mystery, romance, and the unexplainable forces of nature all play a part of this spellbinding story as it unfolds. For an additional charge you may purchase access to CENTRO, a portal learning management system, through which a variety of digital components are delivered, including Quia Workbooks and Laboratory Manuals and an interactive e-book. This McGraw-Hill exclusive system offers a single log-in for students and a single grade book for instructors. Learn more at the Online Learning Center or at the CENTRO website.
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