Oxford Applied Linguistics: A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning

Paperback | February 1, 1998

byPeter Skehan

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This book has two major themes: firstly, it discusses psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of language learning, and secondly, it looks at the contrast between universalist accounts of language learning and accounts which focus on individual differences between learners. Interwoventhroughout is a focus on practical applications of these themes in task-based learning and language testing.Winner MLA Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize

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This book has two major themes: firstly, it discusses psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of language learning, and secondly, it looks at the contrast between universalist accounts of language learning and accounts which focus on individual differences between learners. Interwoventhroughout is a focus on practical applications of th...

Peter Skehan is a Lecturer in Education, Institute of Education at University of London.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780194372176

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AcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroduction1. Comprehension and production strategies in language learning2. The role of memory and lexical learning3. Psycholinguistic processes in language use and language learning4. Models of language learning5. A rationale for task-based instruction6. Implementing task-based instruction7. Processing perspectives on testing8. Research into language aptitude9. Issues in aptitude theory: exceptional learners and modularity10. Learning style11. Learners, learning, and pedagogy12. Conclusionsbr /BibliographyIndex

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'Peter Skehan systematically analyzes minute increments of carefully presented data and succeeds in foregrounding areas of investigation that have been underrepresented in the second language acquisition research of recent years.' - Kenneth W Mildenberger Award Committee