Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning (Second Language Acquisition)

1 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781853599262: Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning (Second Language Acquisition)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book contributes to the growth of interest in task-based language learning and teaching that has been seen in recent years. It brings together research that focuses on various aspects and effects of pedagogic task design and presents work that uses tasks to examine oral interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in different languages (English as a second/foreign language, French/German/Italian/Spanish as foreign languages). It also provides guidelines for task classification, sequencing and design.The book is addressed to both professionals and students interested in second language acquisition research. It will also be of use to professionals involved in language pedagogy and curriculum design.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

María del Pilar García Mayo received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Iowa (U.S.A). She is Full Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her research interests are second language acquisition (in particular the acquisition of syntactic aspects of English as a second/foreign language from a generative perspective and input and interaction in formal language learning contexts) and second language research methodology. Her recent publications have focused on the acquisition of syntactic aspects of English as a third language and on issues related to interaction and focus on form in the foreign language classroom.

Review:

The book provides a much needed examination of options in classifying and sequencing language learning tasks. Framed by Robinson's insightful overview of competing theoretical claims in the area, eleven new data-based studies elucidate relationships between pedogic task types and accuracy, complexity and fluency in L2 speech and writing, and between task types and acquisition. Garcia-Mayo's book advances the international research agenda on task-based language teaching.

(Mike Long, University of Maryland)

Various aspects of tasks, task features, and task complexity are of key interest to today’s second language acquisition researchers, who seek to understand the intricacies of how task-based interaction plays a facilitative role in instructed language development, and how research on tasks can inform task-based syllabus design. This new edited collection provides a rich compendium of work on second language tasks that will be invaluable for researchers and students of task-based language learning alike. The book also provides research-based evidence for second language teachers and educators who want to learn about best practices in task-based formal language instruction. Taken as whole, the text provides a broad and balanced overview of the current state of the art in instructed task research, with an impressive range of chapters from leading researchers in the field. The book deals with an interesting variety of target and source languages, modes, contexts and settings, and a range of aspects of task features from multiple complementary perspectives. It makes an important and timely contribution to the field and will be read with interest and profit by any serious task scholar.

(Alison Mackey, Georgetown University)

Written for researchers, practitioners, and students of SLA and task-based language learning and teaching, this book provides a wide-ranging collection of research on second language (L2) tasks in formal language instruction, covering both cognitive and sociocultural perspectives, both oral and written modalities, various target languages and features, and learners of different first languages (L1s) and proficiency levels. Notable is the inclusive scope of areas dealt with in the book, including oral interaction, writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, learning strategies, pragmatics, and computer-mediated communication. This book provides an excellent up-to-date anthology of L2 task research. It makes successful contribution to the enhancement of our understanding of various aspects of task-based research and is certainly a welcome and important addition to the field.

(Bo-Ram Suh Georgetown University 30th October 2007 Studies in Second Language Acquisition)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 34.95
US$ 28.67

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781853599279: Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning (Second Language Acquisition)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1853599271 ISBN 13:  9781853599279
Publisher: Multilingual Matters, 2006
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Channel View Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Channel View Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book contributes to the growth of interest in task-based language learning and teaching that has been seen in recent years. It brings together research that focuses on various aspects and effects of pedagogic task design and presents work that uses tasks to examine oral interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in different languages (English as a second/foreign language, French/German/Italian/Spanish as foreign languages). It also provides guidelines for task classification, sequencing and design.The book is addressed to both professionals and students interested in second language acquisition research. It will also be of use to professionals involved in language pedagogy and curriculum design. Seller Inventory # AAR9781853599262

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by Channel View Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Channel View Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book contributes to the growth of interest in task-based language learning and teaching that has been seen in recent years. It brings together research that focuses on various aspects and effects of pedagogic task design and presents work that uses tasks to examine oral interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in different languages (English as a second/foreign language, French/German/Italian/Spanish as foreign languages). It also provides guidelines for task classification, sequencing and design.The book is addressed to both professionals and students interested in second language acquisition research. It will also be of use to professionals involved in language pedagogy and curriculum design. Seller Inventory # AAR9781853599262

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

MarãA Del Pilar GarcãA Mayo
Published by Multilingual Matters (2006)
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LIMEROCK BOOKS INC.
(SARASOTA, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Multilingual Matters, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. This Book is in Good Condition; Customer Satisfaction Comes First.Delivery Time 4-12 days. 100% Money back Guaranteed!!!. book. Seller Inventory # 1853599263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Garcia Mayo, Maria Del Pilar
Published by Multilingual Matters Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Multilingual Matters Ltd, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CW-9781853599262

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo
Published by Channel View Publications Ltd
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Channel View Publications Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781853599262

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by Multilingual Matters
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Multilingual Matters. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1853599263 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 5-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # N#E7702

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Dr. Mar?a del Pilar Garc?a Mayo
Published by Channel View Publications (2006)
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Channel View Publications, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CW-9781853599262

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by Channel View Publications Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Channel View Publications Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book contributes to the growth of interest in task-based language learning and teaching that has been seen in recent years. It brings together research that focuses on various aspects and effects of pedagogic task design and presents work that uses tasks to examine oral interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in different languages (English as a second/foreign language, French/German/Italian/Spanish as foreign languages). It also provides guidelines for task classification, sequencing and design.The book is addressed to both professionals and students interested in second language acquisition research. It will also be of use to professionals involved in language pedagogy and curriculum design. Seller Inventory # BTE9781853599262

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Multilingual Matters
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Multilingual Matters. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1853599263 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1520158

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Multilingual Matters (2006)
ISBN 10: 1853599263 ISBN 13: 9781853599262
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Multilingual Matters, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1853599263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book