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Kang, EunYoung – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2015
Since the late '60s, the field of second language acquisition (SLA) has grown enormously. Throughout its development, SLA researchers have investigated a wide range of issues including the processes involved in second language learning, as well as the psycholinguistic, affective and social factors that influence its success or failure (Spada,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction
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Gee, James Paul – TESOL Quarterly, 1988
Considers two aspects of knowing language, besides grammar and vocabulary, that are often understressed: 1) perspective taking (through rhythm and intonation) and 2) manipulation of language variation. This observation is discussed in relation to the contrast between incidental and intentional learning, and an argument is made for an intimate…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Incidental Learning