Issues in Second Language Proficiency.

Benati provides clarity about the characteristics and notion of language proficiency in the field of second language acquisition.  He looks at four areas of research paradigmatically related to the role of proficiency: theorizing and measuring second language proficiency; the dimensions of L2 pro...

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Author / Creator: Benati, Alessandro G.
Format: eBook Electronic
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2011.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Attaining Second Language Proficiency
  • Part 1: Theory and the Dimensions of Second Language Proficiency
  • 2. What Is 'Priming', And What Might Priming Techniques Be Able to Tell Us About L2 Learning and Proficiency?
  • 3. Cross-linguistic Influence In L2 Verb Frames: The Effects of Word Familiarity and Language Proficiency
  • 4. The Role of Working Memory in the Development of L2 Grammatical Proficiency
  • Part 2: Factors Contributing to the Attainment of L2 Proficiency
  • 5. Statistical Learning And Innate Knowledge in the Development of Second Language Proficiency: Evidence From the Acquisition of Gender Concord
  • 6. Metalinguistic Knowledge: A Stepping Stone Towards L2 Proficiency?
  • 7. The Development of Vocabulary Proficiency in Relation to Learning Style
  • 8. Second Language Reading Proficiency and Word Recognition: The Concept of Saliency and Its Application Across Different Scripts
  • 9. L2 Proficiency: Measuring the Intelligibility of Words and Extended Speech
  • 10. English With a Native-like Accent: An Empirical Study on Proficiency
  • Part 3: Attaining L2 Proficiency in the Classroom
  • 11. Formal Intervention and The Development of Proficiency: The Role of Explicit Information
  • 12. Secondary and Cumulative Effects in Attaining L2 Proficiency in the Classroom: The Acquisition of French
  • 13. Models of Speaking and The Assessment of Second Language Proficiency
  • 14. Researching Task Difficulty: Towards Understanding L2 Proficiency
  • 15. On Transfer, Proficiency and Cross-individual/Aggregate Sla Differences: Examining Adjectival Semantics In L2 Spanish
  • Index.