Linguistic Relativity in SLA: Thinking for Speaking by ZhaoHong HanLinguistic Relativity in SLA: Thinking for Speaking by ZhaoHong Han

Linguistic Relativity in SLA: Thinking for Speaking

EditorZhaoHong Han, Teresa Cadierno

Hardcover | June 18, 2001

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Crosslinguistic influence is an established area of second language research, and as such, it has been subject to extensive scrutiny. Although the field has come a long way in understanding its general character, many issues still remain a conundrum, for example, why does transfer appear selective, and why does transfer never seem to go away for certain linguistic elements? Unlike most existing studies, which have focused on transfer at the surface form level, the present volume examines the relationship between thought and language, in particular thought as shaped by first language development and use, and its interaction with second language use. The chapters in this collection conceptually explore and empirically investigate the relevance of Slobin's Thinking-for-Speaking Hypothesis to adult second language acquisition, offering compelling and enlightening evidence of the fundamental nature of crosslinguistic influence in adult second language acquisition.
ZhaoHong Han is Professor of Language and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, where she researches in second language acquisition, second language teaching, and their interface. She is the author/editor/co-editor of a number of volumes, including Fossilization in Adult Second Language Acquisition (2004) and Linguis...
Title:Linguistic Relativity in SLA: Thinking for SpeakingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.58 × 6.46 × 0.79 inPublished:June 18, 2001Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Motion in Danish as a Second Language: Does the Learner's L1 Make a Difference? - Teresa CadiernoChapter 2 The Role of Thinking for Speaking in Adult L2 Speech: The Case of (Non)Unidirectionality Encoding by American Learners of Russian - Viktoria Driagina-HaskoChapter 3 Can a L2 Speaker's Patterns of Thinking for Speaking Change? - Gale A. StamChapter 4 Thinking for Speaking and Immediate Memory for Spatial Relations - Kenny R. Coventry, Berenice Valdés & Pedro Guijarro-FuentesChapter 5 The Gloss Trap - David StringerChapter 6 Linguistic Effects on Thinking for Writing: The Case of Articles in L2 English - Monika EkiertChapter 7 Grammatical Morpheme Inadequacy as a Function of Linguistic Relativity: A Longitudinal Case Study - ZhaoHong HanChapter 8 Conclusion: On the Interdependence of Conceptual Transfer and Relativity Studies - Terence Odlin

Editorial Reviews

This collection is unique in that there are no dull moments: all the articles stand out as excellent contributions to a rapidly growing field of interest. Moreover, the contributions are remarkably consistent in that they all follow, or at least significantly refer to, the book's subtitle: "thinking for speaking", and illustrate this general theme with carefully chosen examples from a number of different language...Han and Cadierno's book represents a very worthwhile contribution, both to the "thinking for speaking" discussion and to various other matters in the theory and practice of L2 acquisition, such as the thorny problem of "L2 fossilization" and issues surrounding "native-like" L2 competence. - Jacob L. Mey, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark in Pragmatics and Society 5:1 (2014)