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Grammar Instruction and Processing Instruction in second language acquisition

Grammar Instruction and Processing Instruction in second language acquisition

Benati, Alessandro (2010) Grammar Instruction and Processing Instruction in second language acquisition. Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26. pp. 43-58. ISSN 1107-0331

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Abstract

A review of the literature on the effects of instruction in second language acquisition would lead the reader to conclude that “learners bring to the task of acquisition a variety of internal mechanisms and traits which effectively override most instructional efforts” (Van Patten and Benati 2010: 51). Despite the fact that instruction is constrained by many factors (e.g., acquisition orders and developmental sequences), it might be beneficial in speeding up the rate of acquisition. The question is: what type of instruction is beneficial? In the last twenty years researches have been investigating the role and effects of different types of instructional interventions. This paper will examine the role of one of those instructional interventions called processing instruction by looking at the theoretical and pedagogical impact processing instruction has made since its conception (Lee and Benati 2009).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Annual Publication of the Greek Applied Linguistics Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: applied linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Applied Linguistics Research Group
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:26
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10864

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