Grammar Acquisition and Processing Instruction
Secondary and Cumulative Effects
Author: Alessandro Benati, James F. Lee
- Paperback - 232 pages
- 03 Oct 2008
- Multilingual Matters
- 234 x 156 (R8vo)
The research we present in this book establishes a unique line of research within the Processing Instruction model by assessing the transfer-of-training effects of this approach to grammar instruction on how learners make form-meaning connections. In this book we present the results of three experimental studies investigating secondary and cumulative effects in French, Italian and English.
Will learners who receive training on one type of processing strategy for one specific form appropriately transfer the use of that strategy to other forms without further instruction in PI? Benati and Lee take research on Processing Instruction to new heights by examining secondary and cumulative effects of PI and structured input activities. The book provides a thorough review of input processing theory and empirical research on PI before launching into new and unique research that examines transfer-of-training effects. Benati and Lee present innovative directions for research on input processing making this volume a most valuable contribution to SLA scholars and graduate students.
Wynne Wong, Associate Professor of French and SLA, The Ohio State University, USA
The results presented in this book not only move forward the research agenda of PI, but they provide fascinating data that are sure to cause significant discussion in the field. This book will be of interest to a wide variety of readers and will challenge the field of instructed SLA in important ways.
Bill VanPatten, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University, USA
Graduate students will find this volume a gold mine of ideas for research topics because Benati and Lee not only encourage follow-up studies but also provide an array of new areas of investigation.
Claire Renaud, Indiana University, in Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Volume 32, 2010
Alessandro G. Benati is Head of Languages Department at the University of Greenwich in the UK. He has researched and taught in the area of second language acquisition and processing instruction. He is co-author with James Lee of the following books: Delivering Processing Instruction in classrooms and in Virtual Contexts; Second Language Processing: An analysis of Theory, Problems and Possible Solutions.; James F. Lee is Head of Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Task and Communicating in Language Classrooms.
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