Language Acquisition in Study Abroad and Formal Instruction Contexts

Language Acquisition in Study Abroad and Formal Instruction Contexts

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This publication constitutes essential reading for academics, teachers and language policy makers wanting to understand, plan, and implement an educational language program involving learner mobility. The book provides data and analyses from a long-term program of research on study abroad (the SALA Project), which looked into the short and long-term effects of instructional and mobility contexts on language and cultural development from two perspectives: the participantsa€™ language acquisition development over 2, 5 years, and the practitionersa€™ perspective in relation to the design and implementation of a mobility program. The book is innovative in the longitudinal data it offers, the light it sheds on (i) an array of language skills, both productive and receptive, oral and written, tapping into phonology, lexis, grammar and discourse, (ii) the role of individual differences (including attitudes, motivation, beliefs, and intercultural awareness), and (iii) the insights on the effects of length of stay. In sum, this book represents a welcome addition to previous research on the outcomes of mobility policies to promote L2 learnersa€™ linguistic development and the individual and educational conditions that appear to facilitate success in study abroad programs.TheAcquisition ofSociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context. Bristol: Multilingual ... L2 lexical and morphosyntactic development: Positive effects of content-based study abroad. ... PhD dissertation, University of Southern California.

Title:Language Acquisition in Study Abroad and Formal Instruction Contexts
Author:Carmen Pérez-Vidal
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company - 2014-07-15


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