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Author Benati, Alessandro G.

Title Processing instruction and discourse / Alessandro G. Benati and James F. Lee
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part 1: Processing instruction: theory, practice, and research. VanPatten's theory of input processing -- Practical model: processing instruction -- Processing instruction: experimental research -- Part 2: Processing instruction and discourse -- Exploring the effects of processing instruction on a discourse-level guided composition with the Spanish subjunctive after the adverb cuando / Erin M. McNulty -- Exploring the effects of processing instruction on discourse-level interpretation tasks with the Japanese passive construction / Noriko Hikima -- Exploring the effects of processing instruction on discourse-level interpretation tasks with English past tense -- Exploring the effects of discourse-level structured input activities with French causative / Wynne Wong
Summary 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 le
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-231) and indexes
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Subject Languages, Modern -- Grammar -- Study and teaching.
Second language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Lee, James F.
ISBN 1441136851 (electronic bk.)
1441194037 (paperback)
9781441136855 (electronic bk.)
9781441194039 (paperback)