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Author Benati, Alessandro G.

Title Grammar acquisition and processing instruction : secondary and cumulative effects / Alessandro Benati and James F. Lee
Published Bristol, UK : Multilingual Matters, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 211 pages) : illustrations
Series Second language acquisition
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England)
Contents Theory of input processing: how learners work with input -- Processing instruction: research and practice in assessing primary effects -- From processing instruction on the acquisition of italian noun-adjective agreement to secondary transfer-of-training effects on italian future tense verb morphology -- From processing instruction on the acquisition of english past tense to secondary transfer-of-training effects on english third person singular present tense (with Scott Dean Houghton) -- From processing instruction on the acquisition of french imparfait to secondary transfer-of-training effects on french subjunctive and to cumulative transfer-of-training effects with french causative constructions (with Cecile Laval)
Summary "Research on Processing Instruction has so far investigated its primary effects. This book presents the results of a series of experimental studies investigating possible secondary and cumulative effects of Processing Instruction on the acquisition of French, Italian and English as a second language. The results of the three experiments have demonstrated that Processing Instruction not only provides learners with the primary benefit of learning to process and produce the morphological form on which they received instruction, but also a secondary benefit in that they transferred that training to processing and producing another morphological form on which they had received no instruction." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general.
Second language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Lee, James F.
LC no. 2008026640
ISBN 1847691056 (electronic bk.)
9781847691057 (electronic bk.)