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Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition Series


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The Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series is designed to provide systematic and accessible coverage of the links between basic concepts and findings in cognitive science and second language acquisition (SLA). Titles in the series summarize issues and research in areas of cognitive science which have relevance to SLA, and when read in combination, provide a comprehensive overview of the conceptual and methodological intersects between these two fields. Books in the series are organized under the subfields of cognitive science (representational, functional, developmental, and differential cognitive psychology), and will cover such topics as speech production, fluency, gestures, lexical processing, sentence processing, connectionism, social cognition, working memory, and more.

Research findings and theoretical constructs from cognitive science have become increasingly influential in SLA research in recent years. The Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series is a valuable reference for scholars who want to increase their knowledge of theoretical and operational definitions in cognitive science, and their applications to SLA. Its titles are ideal for graduate students and researchers in SLA, applied linguistics, cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and language education, and can also serve as textbooks for advanced courses in these fields.

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Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition

Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Yasuhiro Shirai
August 02, 2018

The latest title in the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition Series presents a comprehensive review of connectionist research in second language acquisition (SLA). Second language researchers and the cognitive science community will find accessible discussions of the relevance of...

Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition

Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Karen Roehr-Brackin
April 30, 2018

Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present an in-depth overview of metalinguistic awareness as it relates to SLA. In this volume, Roehr-Brackin discusses metalinguistic awareness in the context of both child and adult language learning, and outlines the...

Second Language Sentence Processing

Second Language Sentence Processing

1st Edition

Alan Juffs, Guillermo A. Rodríguez
December 02, 2014

This addition to the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series presents a comprehensive review of the latest research findings on sentence processing in second language acquisition. The book begins with a broad overview of the core issues of second language sentence processing...

Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition

Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Natasha Tokowicz
November 07, 2014

Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition provides a comprehensive overview of research on second language lexical processing, integrating converging research and perspectives from Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. The book begins by introducing the dominant issues...

Cognitive Bases of Second Language Fluency

Cognitive Bases of Second Language Fluency

1st Edition

Norman Segalowitz
June 08, 2010

Winner of the 2011 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize Exploring fluency from multiple vantage points that together constitute a cognitive science perspective, this book examines research in second language acquisition and bilingualism that points to promising avenues for understanding and promoting...

Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition

Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Judit Kormos
March 01, 2006

This extremely up-to-date book, Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition, is the first volume in the exciting new series, Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. This new volume provides a thorough overview of the field and proposes a new integrative model of how L2 speech is...

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