Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition by Dwight Atkinson

By Dwight Atkinson

This quantity presents six substitute ways to learning moment language acquisition – 'alternative' within the feel that they distinction with and/or supplement the cognitivism pervading the sector. All six ways – sociocultural, complexity concept, conversation-analytic, identification, language socialization, and sociocognitive – are defined in response to an identical set of six headings, making an allowance for direct comparability throughout approaches.

Each bankruptcy is authored by way of best advocates for the process defined: James Lantolf for the sociocultural method; Diane Larsen-Freeman for the complexity thought process; Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner for the conversation-analytic procedure; Bonny Norton and Carolyn McKinney for the id procedure; Patricia Duff and Steven Talmy for the language socialization technique and Dwight Atkinson for the sociocognitive process.

Introductory and remark chapters around out this quantity. The editor’s advent describes the importance of different techniques to SLA reports given its strongly cognitivist orientation. Lourdes Ortega’s observation considers the six techniques from an 'enlightened conventional' standpoint on SLA stories – a point of view that's cognitivist in orientation yet wide sufficient to provide severe and balanced attention to replacement approaches.

This quantity is vital examining within the box of moment language acquisition.

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