ERIC Number: ED419393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Focus on Form in Classroom Second Language Acquisition. The Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series.
Doughty, Catherine, Ed.; Williams, Jessica, Ed.
This collection of essays addresses issues in second language instruction related to focus on linguistic form, as distinguished from communicative or experiential language instruction. Papers include: "Issues and Terminology" (Catherine Doughty, Jessica Williams); "Focus on Form: Theory, Research, and Practice" (Michael H. Long, Peter Robinson); "Beyond Focus on Form: Cognitive Perspectives on Learning and Practicing Second Language Grammar" (Robert M. DeKeyser); "Focus on Form through Conscious Reflection" (Merrill Swain); "Getting the Learners' Attention: A Typographical Input Enhancement Study" (Joanna White); "Communicative Focus on Form" (Catherine Doughty, Elizabeth Varela); "What Kind of Focus and On Which Forms?" (Jessica Williams, Jacqueline Evans); "The Role of Focus-on-Form Tasks in Promoting Child L2 Acquisition" (Birgit Harley); "The Importance of Timing on Focus on Form" (Patsy M. Lightbown); and "Pedagogical Choices in Focus on Form" (Catherine Doughty, Jessica Williams). Contains 430 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Children, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Time Factors (Learning)
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211 (paperback: ISBN-0-521-62551-3; hardcover: ISBN-0-521-62390-1).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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