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ERIC Number: EJ902044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-6001
Extended, Embodied Cognition and Second Language Acquisition
Atkinson, Dwight
Applied Linguistics, v31 n5 p599-622 Dec 2010
A "cognitivist" approach to cognition has traditionally dominated second language acquisition (SLA) studies. In this article, I examine two alternative approaches--"extended cognition" and "embodied cognition"--for how they might help us conceptualize SLA. More specifically, I present: (i) summaries of extended and embodied cognition, followed by reasons why the two can be treated as a single, synthetic perspective; (ii) an approach to SLA grounded in an extended, embodied view of cognition--i.e. a "sociocognitive" approach--in three principles; and (iii) a naturally occurring example of extended, embodied cognition-for-SLA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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