Shadowing as a Practice in Second Language Acquisition: Connecting Inputs and Outputs

1st Edition

Shuhei Kadota

Published May 3, 2019
Reference - 200 Pages - 139 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138485501 - CAT# K349340
Series: Routledge Research in Language Education

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Shadowing is a theoretically and empirically well-examined method to develop L2 learners’ listening comprehension (input effect); enhance their subvocal rehearsal mechanism in the phonological working memory for learning new words, formula, and constructions (practice effect); simulate some stages of speech production (output effect); and  develop metacognitive monitoring and control by their executive working memory (monitoring effect). 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.

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