Investigating Linguistic Knowledge of a Second Language by Runhan ZhangInvestigating Linguistic Knowledge of a Second Language by Runhan Zhang

Investigating Linguistic Knowledge of a Second Language

byRunhan Zhang

Paperback | November 28, 2014

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This book investigates several important issues revolving around the psycholinguistic modelling of language proficiency in terms of L2 linguistic knowledge, which is a topic of considerable interest and importance in SLA theories and language testing practice. Four tests including the Elicited Imitation Test, Timed Grammaticality Judgment Test, Untimed Grammaticality Judgment Test and Metalinguistic Knowledge Test are employed to examine the extent to which they provide separate measures of Chinese third-year university students’ L2 lingusitic knowledge. The role of four psychological factors – language analytic ability, language learning motivation, language anxiety and learner beliefs – in learners’ L2 linguistic knowledge is also explored.
Runhan Zhang did her MA and PhD in Applied Lingusitics at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K and the University of Auckland, New Zealand, respectively. She is now a lecturer in the School of Foreign Studies at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China
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Title:Investigating Linguistic Knowledge of a Second LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:November 28, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034313306

ISBN - 13:9783034313308

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Contents: Implicit and explicit linguistic knowledge – Implicit, explicit linguistic knowledge and general language proficiency – Implicit, explicit linguistic knowledge and individual learner differences.