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The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language
Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers
pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA).
Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length
articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each
chapter serves three purposes:
(1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of
cutting edge issues;
(2) share the authors’ understanding of, and approaches to, the
issues; and
(3) provide direct links between research and practice.
In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has
attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that
provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical
discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers,
graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers,
and teacher-educators who are interested in second language
learning and teaching.
Shawn Loewen is Associate Professor of Second Language Studies at Michigan State University,
Masatoshi Sato is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 ISLA: An overview
Shawn Loewen & Masatoshi Sato
SECTION I. Second Language Processes and Products
Chapter 2 Knowledge and skill in ISLA
Robert DeKeyser
Chapter 3 Intentional and incidental L2 learning
Ronald Leow & Celia Zamora
Chapter 4 Complexity, accuracy, and fluency in L2
Marije Michel
Chapter 5 Sociocultural theory in the L2 classroom
Neomy Storch
SECTION II. Approaches to Second Language Instruction
Chapter 6 Content-based language teaching
Roy Lyster
Chapter 7 Task-based language teaching
Rod Ellis
Chapter 8 Cognitive-interactionist approaches to L2
Youjin Kim
Chapter 9 Concept-based language instruction
James Lantolf & Xian Zhang
Chapter 10 Processing Instruction
Bill VanPatten
Chapter 11 Assessment in the L2 classroom
Ute Knoch & Susy Macqueen
SECTION III. Language and Instructed Second Language
Chapter 12 Grammar acquisition
Hossein Nassaji
Chapter 13 Acquisition of L2 pragmatics
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
Chapter 14 L2 Fluency development
Tracey Derwing
Chapter 15 Pronunciation acquisition
Sara Kennedy & Pavel Trofimovich
Chapter 16 Vocabulary acquisition
Beatriz González-Fernández & Norbert Schmitt
Chapter 17 Written language learning
Charlene Polio & Jongbong Lee
SECTION IV. Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Learning Environments
Chapter 18 ISLA in East Asian contexts
Yuko Goto-Butler
Chapter 19 Study abroad and ISLA
Carmen Pérez-Vidal
Chapter 20 Computer-assisted SLA
Hayo Reinders & Glenn Stockwell
SECTION V. Individual Differences and Instructed Second
Language Acquisition
Chapter 21 Social dimensions and differences in ISLA
Patricia Duff
Chapter 22 Cognitive differences and ISLA
Shaofeng Li
Chapter 23 Motivation in the L2 classroom
Kata Csizér
Chapter 24 Psychological dimensions and foreign language
Jean-Marc Dewaele
Chapter 25 L2 Instructor individual characteristics
Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
Chapter 26 Child ISLA
Rhonda Oliver, Bich Nguyen, & Masatoshi Sato
Chapter 27 Instructed heritage language acquisition
Silvina Montrul & Melissa Bowles
SECTION VI. Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Research Methods
Chapter 28 Quantitative research methods
Luke Plonsky
Chapter 29 Qualitative research methods
Peter De Costa, Lorena Valmori, and Ina Choi
Chapter 30 Classroom-based research
Alison Mackey
Chapter 31 Experimental research methods
Kim McDonough
Chapter 32 Ethics in ISLA
Susan Gass and Scott Sterling

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