The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition

Paperback | February 26, 2009

byZoltan Dornyei

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The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition offers a systematic and accessible overview of the main psychological areas and theories in order to keep abreast of the ongoing paradigm shift. Readers will find succinct and up-to-date descriptions of a wide range of psycholinguistic andneuropsychological topics such as language and the brain; neuroimaging and other research methods in psycholinguistics and brain research; non-nativist approaches to language acquisition; explicit/implicit learning and memory, procedural/declarative knowledge, and the automatization of languageskills; learner characteristics, age effects, and the critical period hypothesis; and the psychological basis of language learning in educational contexts.

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The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition offers a systematic and accessible overview of the main psychological areas and theories in order to keep abreast of the ongoing paradigm shift. Readers will find succinct and up-to-date descriptions of a wide range of psycholinguistic andneuropsychological topics such as language and the b...

Zoltan Dornyei is Professor of Psycholinguistics at the School of English Studies, Faculty of Arts at the University of Nottingham.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.78 inPublished:February 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Introduction: mapping the terrain2. Language and the brain3. Psychological processes in language acquisition I: symbolic versus connectionist accounts4. Psychological processes in language acquisition II: explicit versus implicit learning5. The learner in the language process I: the ddynamic interplay of learner characteristics and the learning environment6. The learner in the language learning process II: the learner's age and the Critical Period Hypothesis7. The Psychology of instructed second language acquisitionSummaryAfterwordReferences