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Processing Instruction and Discourse (Hardback)
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Processing Instruction and Discourse (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 04/01/2010
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Processing Instruction is an approach to grammar instruction for second language learning, contrasting with traditional grammar instruction in its focus on structured input rather than learners' output. This book compares student assessment after traditional grammar instruction and after Processing Instruction to assess the positive benefits of this method of second language teaching. Rather than examining sentence-level tasks, the study looks at the relative effectiveness of Processing Instruction on discourse-level linguistic ability. Case studies using empirical data from second language learners of Japanese, Italian and English are used to highlight the benefits to the learner of this method of enhanced input. This monograph will be of interest to postgraduates and academics researching second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826434968
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm

'The present volume addresses one aspect of processing instruction that merited further research, namely, the interplay between this type of instruction and discourse. It presents original research examining the impact of processing instruction on discourse-level interpretation and production tasks, as well the effects of presenting input to learners as connected discourse. This book is indispensable for researchers and students interested in processing instruction, but it is also an immensely useful collection of sources for those who are more broadly concerned with instructed second language acquisition.'
- Professor Teresa Cadierno, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

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