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Learner contributions to language learning : new directions in research / edited by Michael P. Breen.

Contributor(s): Breen, Michael P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Applied linguistics and language study. Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Longman, 2001Description: xxii, 218 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0582404754 (pbk.).Subject(s): Second language acquisition | Applied linguistics - study & teachingDDC classification: 418/.0071
Contents:
Contents Introduction: Conceptualisation, affect, and action in contextIndividual cognitive/ affective learner contributions and differential success in second langugae acquisition Diana Larsen-Freeman The role of learning strategies in second language acquisition Anna Uhli Chamot Metacognitive Knowledge in SLA: the neglected variable Anita L. Wenden The metaphorical constructions of second language learners Rod Ellis 'The bleached bones of a story': learners' constructions of language teachers Rebecca L. Oxford Overt participation and covert acquisition in the language classroom Micahel P. Breen (S)econd (L)anguage (A)ctivity theory: understanding second language learners as people James P. Lantolf and Aneta Pavlenko Non-participation, imagined communities and the language classroom Bonny Norton Postscript: New directions for reasearch on learner contributions
Summary: An active area of study and debate in second language acquisition is "learner contribution" - what a learner can bring to the learning process. This text presents an account of learners' personal attributes - those that have been shown to have an impact upon language learning.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-210) and indexes.

Contents Introduction: Conceptualisation, affect, and action in contextIndividual cognitive/ affective learner contributions and differential success in second langugae acquisition Diana Larsen-Freeman The role of learning strategies in second language acquisition Anna Uhli Chamot Metacognitive Knowledge in SLA: the neglected variable Anita L. Wenden The metaphorical constructions of second language learners Rod Ellis 'The bleached bones of a story': learners' constructions of language teachers Rebecca L. Oxford Overt participation and covert acquisition in the language classroom Micahel P. Breen (S)econd (L)anguage (A)ctivity theory: understanding second language learners as people James P. Lantolf and Aneta Pavlenko Non-participation, imagined communities and the language classroom Bonny Norton Postscript: New directions for reasearch on learner contributions

An active area of study and debate in second language acquisition is "learner contribution" - what a learner can bring to the learning process. This text presents an account of learners' personal attributes - those that have been shown to have an impact upon language learning.

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