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  1. New Books 2 items
    1. Handbook of cognitive linguistics and second language acquisition - Peter Robinson, Nick C. Ellis, ProQuest (Firm) 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  2. Weekly Reading 1 item
    1. Below are the texts you will need to read each week to (a) discuss in the seminars, and (b) review in your literature review assessment.

      Most are available online, some are only available physically in the library, and some are available in both forms so that you can choose.

      Please note that for legal reasons, we cannot post the articles or chapters themselves here or on Moodle as this would infringe copyright.

  3. Week 2 2 items
    1. Chapter 4. One functional approach to SLA, In: Theories in second language acquisition: an introduction - Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig 2015

      Chapter Essential, Key or Purchase This is the paper version. This chapter is in Theories in second language acquisition: an introduction, edited by Bill VanPatten & Jessica Williams. It's in the library on shelf 418.0071/VAN.

    2. Chapter 4. One functional approach to SLA: The concept-orientated approach - Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig 2015

      Chapter Essential, Key or Purchase This is the online version. This chapter is in Theories in second language acquisition: an introduction, edited by Bill VanPatten & Jessica Williams.

  4. Week 3 1 item
    1. On the Nature of Interlanguage Representation: Universal Grammar in the Second Language - Lydia White 2008

      Chapter Essential, Key or Purchase Although there are only three licences for this title to read online, you can download a copy for yourself to read offline. You will need to install some software on your PC or download an app if you read it on your smartphone. Instructions should be given on the website when you click on the Download button.

  5. Week 4 1 item
    1. The Critical Period: Some problems - David Singleton 2006

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase APA ref: Singleton, D. (2006). The critical period hypothesis: some problems. Interlingüística, (17), 48-56.

  6. Week 5 1 item
    1. Factors affecting degree of foreign accent in an L2: A review - Thorsten Piske, Ian MacKay, James Flege

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase This is the complete article. Notice that I will give you an edited version on Monday, Week 4.

  7. Week 6 1 item
    1. Online pronoun resolution in L2 discourse: L1 influence and general learner effects - Leah Roberts, Marianne Gullberg, Peter Indefrey 2008

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase

  8. Week 7 ~ Consolidation Week 2 items
    This week, read these two articles from The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics in the Wiley Online Library. In Week 8, come ready to summarise them and explain their implications for your field of interest.
    1. Output-Based Instructional Approaches - Paul D. Toth

      Chapter Essential, Key or Purchase

    2. Input-Based Instructional Approaches - Eve Zyzik

      Chapter Essential, Key or Purchase

  9. Week 8 1 item
    1. Sociocultural theory and second language development (Chapter 11) pp 207-226 - James Lantolf, Steven Thorne, Matthew Poehner

      Chapter Essential, Key or Purchase

  10. Week 9 1 item
  11. Week 10 3 items
    1. The Effects of Form-Focused Instruction on the Acquisition of Subject-Verb Inversion in German - Martina Lindseth 03/2016

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase This is the text for the reading task this week. Find the task on Moodle.

    2. Why Explicit Knowledge Cannot Become Implicit Knowledge - Bill VanPatten 12/2016

      Article Recommended or Additional This is VanPatten's response to Lindseth's article. It's interesting but not necessary for the task.

    3. Automatization, Skill Acquisition, and Practice in Second Language Acquisition - Robert Dekeyser, Raquel Criado

      Chapter Recommended or Additional This (very accessible) article sets out the principles, theory, and examples of how skill theory might explain results like Lindseth's, with which VanPatten disagrees so violently.

  12. Week 11 2 items
    1. Language Aptitude and Grammatical Difficulty: An EFL Classroom-Based Study - Şebnem Yalçın, Nina Spada 06/2016

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase

  13. Week 12 1 item
    1. Usage-Based Approaches to SLA - Ellis, N. C. & Wulff, S. 2014

      Book Essential, Key or Purchase Please read Chapter 5, Usage-Based Approaches to SLA, pp 75-93

  14. Week 13 1 item
    1. Understanding: second language acquisition - Lourdes Ortega 2013

      Book Essential, Key or Purchase

  15. Indicative Reading 19 items
    This is a list of publications you could use for your further reading to help you with your assessments. The weekly texts are required reading and are listed by Week number below.
    1. Second language acquisition: a theoretical introduction to real-world applications - Alessandro G. Benati, Tanja Angelovska 2016

      Book Recommended or Additional

    2. A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics - Crystal, David 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential, Key or Purchase This is linguistics dictionary for quick reference: David Crystal gives short, clear definitions and explanations of nearly all the terminology you are likely to meet in your studies.

    3. Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar - M.A.K. Halliday and Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen 2007

      Book 

    4. Second language acquisition: an advanced resource book - Kees De Bot, Wander Lowie, Marjolyn Verspoor 2005

      Book 

    5. Second language acquisition: an advanced resource book - Kees De Bot, Wander Lowie, Marjolyn Verspoor, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    6. Understanding second language acquisition - Rod Ellis 2015

      Book 

    7. The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition - Susan M. Gass, Alison Mackey 2012

      Book 

    8. Understanding second language acquisition - Lourdes Ortega 2009

      Book 

    9. Introducing second language acquisition - Muriel Saville-Troike 2012

      Book  Previous edition available

    10. A dynamic approach to second language development: methods and techniques - Marjolyn Verspoor, Kees De Bot, Wander Lowie 2011

      Book 

    11. A dynamic approach to second language development methods and techniques - Kees De Bot, Wander Lowie, Marjolyn Verspoor, ebrary, Inc 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    12. A dynamic approach to second language development methods and techniques - Kees De Bot, Wander Lowie, Marjolyn Verspoor, ProQuest (Firm) 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    13. The Cambridge handbook of second language acquisition - Julia Rogers Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten 2013

      Book 

    14. The Cambridge handbook of second language acquisition - Julia Rogers Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    15. The Cambridge handbook of second language acquisition - Julia Rogers Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten, ebrary, Inc 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  16. Other Readings for further study 7 items
    These are mainly sources we NEARLY gave you but had to choose just one; and sources you could look at if you're really interested in that particular topic.
    1. Why Explicit Knowledge Cannot Become Implicit Knowledge - Bill VanPatten 12/2016

      Article  This is VanPatten's response to Lindseth's article. It's interesting but not necessary for the task!

    2. Second language phonology and speech - Ellen Broselow, Yoonjung Kang

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase

    3. Theories in Second Language Acquisition : An Introduction - Bill VanPatten , and Jessica Williams 2014

      Book Essential, Key or Purchase Read Chapter 5: Usage-Based Approaches to SLA, pp 75-93

    4. The associative cognitive CREED - Nick Ellis

      Document  This is an on-line pdf version of this article: Ellis, N. (2007). The associative cognitive CREED. In B. VanPatten and J. Williams (eds). Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction. London: Routledge.; Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp 77-95.

    5. Second Language Learning: An information processing perspective - Barry McLaughlin, Tammi Rossman, Beverly McLeod 06/1983

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase This is the final text. There are no questions: it is an essential text for reviewing and extending your understanding of language learning from the perspective of cognitive psychology.

    6. Second Language Learning: An information processing perspective - Barry McLaughlin, Tammi Rossman, Beverly McLeod 06/1983

      Article Essential, Key or Purchase