April 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 139 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138485501 - CAT# K349340
Series: Routledge Research in Language Education
Shadowing is a theoretically and empirically well-examined method to develop L2 learners’ listening comprehension (Input Effect), to enhance their subvocal rehearsal mechanism in the phonological working memory for learning new words, formula, and constructions (Practice Effect), to simulate some stages of speech production (Output Effect), and to develop metacognitive monitoring and control by the executive working memory (Monitoring Effect) for all L2 learners. In Japan and some other Asian countries, shadowing is a well-recognized, popular method of learning English and Japanese as L2, and this book offers the chance for anyone new to this method to benefit. Through the research contained within this book, readers will be armed with detailed and useful accounts of the four effects above (i.e. input, practice, output, and monitoring effects) from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint.
1. What is Shadowing?
2. Shadowing for L2 Listening Comprehension
3. Shadowing for Promoting Second Language Learnability
4. Shadowing for L2 Speech Production
5. Shadowing to Develop Metacognitive Monitoring and Control
6. Establishing a New Concept of Practice in L2 Acquisition