Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition by Dwight Atkinson

By Dwight Atkinson

This quantity presents six replacement techniques to learning moment language acquisition – 'alternative' within the feel that they distinction with and/or supplement the cognitivism pervading the sector. All six ways – sociocultural, complexity concept, conversation-analytic, identification, language socialization, and sociocognitive – are defined in keeping with an analogous set of six headings, taking into consideration direct comparability throughout approaches.


Each bankruptcy is authored via major advocates for the strategy defined: James Lantolf for the sociocultural process; Diane Larsen-Freeman for the complexity conception method; Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner for the conversation-analytic strategy; Bonny Norton and Carolyn McKinney for the id procedure; Patricia Duff and Steven Talmy for the language socialization strategy and Dwight Atkinson for the sociocognitive technique.


Introductory and statement chapters around out this quantity. The editor’s advent describes the importance of other ways to SLA reviews given its strongly cognitivist orientation. Lourdes Ortega’s observation considers the six methods from an 'enlightened conventional' viewpoint on SLA reports – a perspective that is cognitivist in orientation yet wide sufficient to offer severe and balanced attention to substitute approaches.


This quantity is key analyzing within the box of moment language acquisition.

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