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Title Issues in second language proficiency / edited by Alessandro G. Benati
Published London : Continuum, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Attaining Second Language Proficiency; Part 1: Theory and the Dimensions of Second Language Proficiency; 2. What Is 'Priming', And What Might Priming Techniques Be Able to Tell Us About L2 Learning and Proficiency?; 3. Cross-linguistic Influence In L2 Verb Frames: The Effects of Word Familiarity and Language Proficiency; 4. The Role of Working Memory in the Development of L2 Grammatical Proficiency; Part 2: Factors Contributing to the Attainment of L2 Proficiency
Summary Benati provides clarity about the characteristics and notion of language proficiency in the field of second language acquisition. He looks at four areas of research paradigmatically related to the role of proficiency: theorizing and measuring second language proficiency; the dimensions of L2 proficiency; factors contributing to the attainment of L2 proficiency; and attaining L2 proficiency in the classroom. It also contains a variety of research accounts about the specific factors which have an effect on proficiency together with a theorised measurement of proficiency in second language resear
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communicative competence.
Second language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Benati, Alessandro G.
ISBN 1282297031
1441175938 (electronic bk.)
9781441175939 (electronic bk.)