Usage-Based Dynamics in Second Language Development Edited by: Wander Lowie, Marije Michel, Audrey Rousse-Malpat, Merel Keijzer, Rasmus Steinkrauss

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31 Jul 2020
Second Language Acquisition
Multilingual Matters
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This book honours the contribution of Marjolijn Verspoor to the development and implementation of dynamic usage-based (DUB) approaches in second language (L2) research and pedagogy. With chapters written by renowned experts in the field, the book addresses the dynamics of language, language learning and language teaching from a usage-based perspective. The book contains both theory and empirical work: the initial theoretical chapters present cutting-edge thinking in relation to both the scope of DUB theory and its applications, providing conceptual perspectives from cognitive grammar and linguistics, thinking-for-speaking (TFS), andáComplex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST)áapproaches, united by their shared underpinnings of language as a dynamic system of conventionalized routines. The second half of the volume showcases state-of-the-art methodologies to study dynamic trajectories of language learning, empirical investigations into the above-mentioned theoretical concepts, and innovative classroom implementations of DUB language pedagogy.

Author Biography:

Wander Lowie is Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Marije Michel is Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Audrey Rousse-Malpat is Assistant Professor of Language Learning in the European Languages and Cultures program, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Merel Keijzer is Full Professor and Chair of English Linguistics and English as a Second Language, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Rasmus Steinkrauss is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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