Studies and Essays on Learning Teaching and Assessing L2 Writing in Honour of Alister Cumming

This volume highlights some of the main issues and questions surrounding the field of second language (L2) writing, and includes 14 chapters authored by contributors from a wide variety of geographical regions including, but not limited to, ...

Author: A. Mehdi Riazi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527549517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume highlights some of the main issues and questions surrounding the field of second language (L2) writing, and includes 14 chapters authored by contributors from a wide variety of geographical regions including, but not limited to, North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The authors are all experienced L2 writing researchers, and their contributions will enhance the reader’s understanding of issues related to L2 writing. Considering the breadth and the depth of the issues raised and discussed, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including postgraduate students of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Applied Linguistics (AL), and both early-career and experienced TESOL/AL researchers.

Studies and Essays on Learning Teaching and Assessing L2 Writing in Honour of Alister Cumming

This volume highlights some of the main issues and questions surrounding the field of second language (L2) writing, and includes 14 chapters authored by contributors from a wide variety of geographical regions including, but not limited to, ...

Author: Mehdi Riazi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527548147

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Page: 403

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This volume highlights some of the main issues and questions surrounding the field of second language (L2) writing, and includes 14 chapters authored by contributors from a wide variety of geographical regions including, but not limited to, North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The authors are all experienced L2 writing researchers, and their contributions will enhance the readerâ (TM)s understanding of issues related to L2 writing. Considering the breadth and the depth of the issues raised and discussed, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including postgraduate students of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Applied Linguistics (AL), and both early-career and experienced TESOL/AL researchers.

Languaging in Language Learning and Teaching

Peer-peer interaction between L2 learners of different proficiency levels: Their interactions and reflections. ... K. Barkaoui (Eds.), Studies and essays on learning, teaching and assessing L2 writing in honour of Alister Cumming (pp.

Author: Wataru Suzuki

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260840

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 313

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This book is the first to bring together a collection of recent empirical studies investigating languaging, an important construct first introduced by Swain in 2006 but which has since been deployed in a growing number of L2 studies. The contributing authors include both established and emerging authors from around the globe. They report on studies which elicited languaging in oral or written form, via a range of individual and group tasks, and from a diverse range of student populations. As such these studies extend the scope of extant research, illustrating different and novel approaches to research on languaging. The findings of these studies provide new insights into the language learning opportunities that languaging can afford language learners in different educational and linguistic contexts but also the factors that may impact on these opportunities. As such the book promises to be of relevance and interest to both researchers and language teachers.

Applying Priming Methods to L2 Learning Teaching and Research

28 PORTE, Graeme Keith: Appraising Research in Second Language Learning. A practical approach to critical analysis ... 22 EAST, Martin: Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams. Impact and implications. ... CUMMING, Alister (ed.): ...

Author: Pavel Trofimovich

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027213013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This volume features a collection of empirical studies which use priming methods to explore the comprehension, production, and acquisition of second language (L2) phonology, syntax, and lexicon. The term "priming" refers to the phenomenon in which prior exposure to specific language forms or meanings influences a speaker s subsequent language comprehension or production. This book brings together the various strands of priming research into a single volume that specifically addresses the interests of researchers, teachers, and students interested in L2 teaching and learning. Chapters by internationally known scholars feature a variety of priming techniques, describe various psycholinguistic tasks, and focus on different domains of language knowledge and skills. The book is conceptualized with a wide audience in mind, including researchers not familiar with priming methods and their application to L2 research, graduate students in second language acquisition and related disciplines, and instructors who require readings for use in their courses."

Goals for Academic Writing

ESL Students and Their Instructors Alister H. Cumming. In the series Language Learning & Language Teaching the following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled ... Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching.

Author: Alister H. Cumming

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in academic programs at two Canadian universities. The researchers present a detailed framework to describe these goals from the perspectives of the students as well as their instructors. The goals are analyzed for groups of students from particular backgrounds internationally, for changes over time, and in relation to the ESL and academic courses. The authors use activity theory, goal theory, various sociolinguistic concepts, and multiple data sources (interviews, observations, stimulated recalls, questionnaires, and text analyses) to provide a contextually-grounded perspective on learning, teaching, writing, second-language development, and curriculum policy. The book will interest researchers, educators, and administrators of ESL, university, college, and literacy programs around the world.

Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams

Language Teachingthe following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled for publication: 23 22 21 2O 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 ... RANDALL, Mick: Memory, Psychology and Second Language Learning. ... CUMMING, Alister (ed.): ...

Author: Martin East

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students’ inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write, and this can be problematic. This book paints a comprehensive picture of the differences a dictionary makes and brings out the implications for language learning, teaching, and testing practices. It draws on research in which participants in three studies took writing tests in two test conditions – with and without a dictionary. They were also asked what they thought about the two test types. Their performances and opinions were analyzed in a variety of ways. Conclusions from the data highlight some of the practical issues to be kept in mind if we want to help foreign language learners to use bilingual dictionaries effectively when writing.

Studies in French Applied Linguistics

In the series Language Learning 69' Language Teachingthe following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled for publication: 23 22 21 ... EAST, Martin: Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams. ... CUMMING, Alister ...

Author: Dalila Ayoun

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027289940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Studies in French Applied Linguistics invites the reader to adopt a broad perspective on applied linguistics, illustrating the fascinating multifaceted work researchers are conducted in so many various, inter-connected subfields. The five chapters of the first part are dedicated to the first and second language acquisition of French in various settings: First language acquisition by normal children from a generative perspective and by children with Specific Language Impairment; second language acquisition in Canadian immersion settings, from a neurolinguistic approach to phonology and natural language processing and CALL. The six chapters of the second part explore the contribution of French in various subfields of applied linguistics such as an anthropological approach to literacy issues in Guadeloupean Kréyòl, literacy issues in new technologies, phonological and lexical innovations in the banlieues, French in North Africa, language planning and policy in Quebec, as well as the emerging field of forensic linguistics from an historical perspective.

Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning

In Honor of James Emil Flege Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Murray J. Munro. In the series Language Learning & Language Teaching the following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled for publication : 18 ... 15 CUMMING , Alister ( ed . ) ...

Author: Ocke-Schwen Bohn

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027219737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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Deals with the language experience in second language speech learning

Learning and Teaching Languages Through Content

In the series Language Learning & Language Teaching the following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled for publication : 18 LYSTER , Roy : Learning and Teaching Languages Through Content . A counterbalanced approach .

Author: Roy Lyster

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027219745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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Based on a synthesis of classroom SLA research that has helped to shape evolving perspectives of content-based instruction since the introduction of immersion programs in Montreal more than 40 years ago, this book presents an updated perspective on integrating language and content in ways that engage second language learners with language across the curriculum. A range of instructional practices observed in immersion and content-based classrooms is highlighted to set the stage for justifying a counterbalanced approach that integrates both content-based and form-focused instructional options as complementary ways of intervening to develop a learner s interlanguage system. A counterbalanced approach is outlined as an array of opportunities for learners to process language through content by means of comprehension, awareness, and production mechanisms, and to negotiate language through content by means of interactional strategies involving teacher scaffolding and feedback.

Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching

In the series Language Learning & Language Teaching the following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled for publication: 15 CUMMING, Alister (ed.): Goals for Academic Writing. ESL students and their instructors.

Author: John Michael Norris

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics. It introduces readers­ ­to a cutting-edge approach for reviewing and summarizing exactly what accumulated research has to say about theoretical and practical subjects. John Norris and Lourdes Ortega first elucidate the value and practice of synthesis, and they challenge all members of the research community to adopt a “synthetic ethic”. The book then features seven empirical syntheses, each modeling rigorous synthetic practice in definitively reviewing the state of knowledge and research quality in important domains. Included are five meta-analyses on: Universal Grammar; Task-Based Interaction; Corrective Feedback; Instructed Pragmatics Development; and Reading Strategy Training. Also included are a qualitative meta-synthesis on Effective Teaching for English Language Learners, and a historiographical synthesis of Proficiency Assessment practices. Rounding out the collection are commentaries by two renowned experts in language learning and teaching research: Nick Ellis and Craig Chaudron.

Speech Act Performance

Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning. In honor of James Emil Flege. 2007. xvii, 406 pp. 16 ayoUn, Dalila (ed.): French Applied Linguistics. 2007. xvi, 560 pp. 15 cUMMing, alister (ed.): Goals for Academic Writing.

Author: Alicia Martínez Flor

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219893

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Speech acts are an important and integral part of day-to-day life in all languages. In language acquisition, the need to teach speech acts in a target language has been demonstrated in studies conducted in the field of interlanguage pragmatics which indicate that the performance of speech acts may differ considerably from culture to culture, thus creating communication difficulties in cross-cultural encounters. Considering these concerns, the aim of this volume is two-fold: to deal with those theoretical approaches that inform the process of learning speech acts in particular contextual and cultural settings; and, secondly, to present a variety of methodological proposals, grounded on research-based ideas, for the teaching of the major speech acts in second/foreign language classrooms. This volume is a valuable theoretical and practical resource not only for researchers, teachers and students interested in speech act learning/teaching but also for textbook writers wishing to have an informed opinion on the pedagogical implications derived from research on speech act performance.

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning. In honor of James Emil Flege. 2007. xvii, 406 pp. 16 AYOUN, Dalila (ed.): French Applied Linguistics. 2007. xvi, 560 pp. 15 CUMMING, Alister (ed.): Goals for Academic Writing.

Author: Elma Blom

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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"Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research" provides students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible and practical information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. It includes contributions on first and child/adult second language learners, language-impaired children, and on the acquisition of both spoken and signed language. Part I discusses specific experimental methods, explaining the rationale behind each one, and providing an overview of potential participants, the procedure and data-analysis, as well as advantages and disadvantages and dos and don ts. Part II focuses on comparisons across groups, addressing the theoretical, applied and methodological issues involved in such comparative work. This book will not only be of use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also to any scholars wishing to learn more about a particular research method. It is suitable as a textbook in postgraduate programs in the fields of linguistics, education and psychology."

Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner

Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning. In honor of James Emil Flege. 2007. xvii, 406 pp. 16 AyOun, Dalila (ed.): French Applied Linguistics. 2007. xvi, 560 pp. 15 cuMMing, Alister (ed.): Goals for Academic Writing.

Author: Jenefer Philp

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This new volume of work highlights the distinctiveness of child SLA through a collection of different types of empirical research specific to younger learners. Characteristics of children's cognitive, emotional, and social development distinguish their experiences from those of adult L2 learners, creating intriguing issues for SLA research, and also raising important practical questions regarding effective pedagogical techniques for learners of different ages. While child SLA is often typically thought of as simple (and often enjoyable and universally effortless), in other words, as “child's play”, the complex portraits of young second language learners which emerge in the 16 papers collected in this book invite the reader to reconsider the reality for many younger learners. Chapters by internationally renowned authors together with reports by emerging researchers describe second and foreign language learning by children ranging from pre-schoolers to young adolescents, in home and school contexts, with caregivers, peers, and teachers as interlocutors.

Appraising Research in Second Language Learning

Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning. In honor of James Emil Flege. 2007. xvii, 406 pp. 16 AYOUN, Dalila (ed.): French Applied Linguistics. 2007. xvi, 560 pp. 15 CUMMING, Alister (ed.): Goals for Academic Writing.

Author: Graeme Keith Porte

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

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Designed for students of applied linguistics and second language acquisition on research training courses, practising language teachers, and those in training, this combination textbook/workbook is a set or recommended textbook on more than a hundred undergraduate and postgraduate courses worldwide. Now in its second edition, it remains the only book to provide specific advice and support to those wishing to learn a methodical approach to the critical analysis of a research paper. It seeks to answer a current need in the literature for a set of procedures that can be applied to the independent reading of quantitative research. Innovative features of the workbook include awareness-raising reading tasks and guided exercises to help develop and practise the critical skills required to appraise papers independently. Through informed and constructive appraisal of others work, readers themselves are shown how to become more research literate, to discover new areas for investigation, and to organise and present their own work more effectively for publication and peer evaluation. This revised second edition sees a closer integration of the text-and workbook and a number of additions to the text itself, as well as further guided and unguided research appraisal exercises."

A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development

Applying priming research to L2 teaching and learning. Insights from Psycholinguistics. ... 22 EAST, Martin: Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams. Impact and implications. 2008. xiii, 228 pp. ... 15 CUMMING, Alister ...

Author: Marjolyn Verspoor

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

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applied linguistics. --Book Jacket.

Discourse in Content and Language Integrated Learning CLIL Classrooms

In the series Language Learning & Language Teaching the following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled for ... 19 RANDALL , Mick : Memory , Psychology and Second Language Learning . 2007. ... 15 CUMMING , Alister ( ed . ) ...

Author: Christiane Dalton-Puffer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027219796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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The label CLIL stands for classrooms where a foreign language (English) is used as a medium of instruction in content subjects. This book provides a first in-depth analysis of the kind of communicative abilities which are embodied in such CLIL classrooms. It examines teacher and student talk at secondary school level from different discourse-analytic angles, taking into account the interpersonal pragmatics of classroom discourse and how school subjects are talked into being during lessons. The analysis shows how CLIL classroom interaction is strongly shaped by its institutional context, which in turn conditions the ways in which students experience, use and learn the target language. The research presented here suggests that CLIL programmes require more explicit language learning goals in order to fully exploit their potential for furthering the learners' appropriation of a foreign language as a medium of learning.

French Applied Linguistics

French Applied Linguistics. 2007. xvi, 560 pp. 15 CUMMING, Alister (ed.): Goals for Academic Writing. ESL students and their instructors. 2006. x11, 204 pp. 14 HUBBARD, Philip and Mike LEVY (eds): Teacher Education in CALL.

Author: Dalila Ayoun

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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This state-of-the-art volume on French Applied Linguistics includes two introductory chapters, the first summarizes the past, present and future of French in applied linguistics, and the second reviews the history of French from a sociolinguistic perspective. The six chapters of the first part cover the core aspects of the second language acquisition of French: phonology, semantics/syntax, syntax/morphology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and grammatical gender. The seven chapters of the second part explore the contribution of French in various subfields of applied linguistics such as language ideology and foreign language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, and French Sign Language. A chapter studies the role of affective variables on language learning, while another investigates natural language and lexical creativity. The chapters on creole studies and applied linguistics in West Africa address issues in first and second language acquisition in complex sociolinguistic and political contexts. The last chapter serves as an epilogue focusing on Louisiana, a region rich in linguistic history.

Teacher Education in CALL

In the series Language Learning & Language Teaching the following titles have been published thus far or are scheduled for publication: 15 Cumming, Alister (ed.): Goals for Academic Writing. ESL students and their instructors.

Author: Philip Hubbard

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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This volume addresses the need for a more considered and systematic approach to teacher education and training in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), in all its forms: Technology Enhanced Language Learning, Network-Based Language Learning, Information and Communication Technologies for Language Learning and so on. The 20 chapters of the book are divided into five parts: (1) foundations of teacher education in CALL; (2) CALL degree programs; (3) CALL pre-service courses; (4) CALL in-service projects, courses, and workshops; (5) alternatives to formal CALL training. The chapters cover a broad range of levels, environments, countries, and languages. Rather than simply offering inspired speculation, the chapters provide practical information to readers, reporting on what has actually been done in a wide variety of teacher education programs and courses around the world. In many cases, the chapters describe how programs and courses have evolved, and include either qualitative or quantitative research, or both, to inform the structure of CALL courses, tasks and activities.

Introduction to Applied Linguistics From Practice to Theory

Christophersen, Paul (1973), Second-Language Learning: Myth and Reality, Harmondsworth: Penguin. Clapham, Caroline, Charles J. Alderson and Diane Wall (1997), Introduction to Language Testing and Evaluation, Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Alan Davies

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748633562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This second edition of the foundational textbook An Introduction to Applied Linguistics provides a state-of-the-art account of contemporary applied linguistics. The kinds of language problems of interest to applied linguists are discussed and a distinction drawn between the different research approach taken by theoretical linguists and by applied linguists to what seem to be the same problems. Professor Davies describes a variety of projects which illustrate the interests of the field and highlight the marriage it offers between practical experience and theoretical understanding. The increasing emphasis of applied linguistics on ethicality is linked to the growth of professionalism and to the concern for accountability, manifested in the widening emphasis on critical stances. This, Davies argues, is at its most acute in the tension between giving advice as the outcome of research and taking political action in order to change a situation which, it is claimed, needs ameliorisation. This dilemma is not confined to applied linguistics and may now be endemic in the applied disciplines.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

The principles & prerequisites of autonomous learning are discussed , the individual modules are described ... Michael & Cumming , Alister ( Shiraz U , 71944 Iran ) , Observing ESL Writing Instruction : A Case Study of Four Teachers ...

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