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Autor: Susy Macqueen
ISBN-13: 9783034310109
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 325
Gewicht: 479 g
Format: 226x152x27 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Emergence of Patterns in Second Language Writing

Linguistic Insights
A Sociocognitive Exploration of Lexical Trails
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Contents: What is lexicogrammatical patterning? - Lexicogrammatical patterns and second language learning - Emergence theory - Sociocultural theory - Emergent sociocognition - Methodology - Findings: Patterning, Assistance and Imitation - A model of language patterning - Lexicogrammatical pattern emergence and the broader context - Implications for assisting L2 users.
This book received the Cambridge/Language Teaching Brumfit Award 2010. Drawing upon a convergence of sociocultural theory and linguistic emergentism, this book presents a longitudinal investigation of the development of ESL users' written lexicogrammatical patterning (collocations and colligations). A qualitative methodology ('Lexical Trail Analysis') was developed in order to capture a dynamic and historical view of the ways in which the participants combined words in their writing. This involved tracing single lexemes diachronically through individuals' written corpora. The writers were interviewed about the histories of particular word combinations. Selected patterns were later tested using the principles of dynamic testing. The findings of these combined data types - essays, interviews and tests - suggest that sociocognitive resources such as memory and attention and the ability to imitate and adapt linguistic resources are paramount in the massive task of internalizing the lexicogrammatical patterning of a second language. The participants were agents of change, seeking assistance and adapting patterns to suit their changing goals. Their activity is theorized in a model of language patterning from which implications for second language learning and teaching are drawn.
Autor: Susy Macqueen
Susy Macqueen is a Research Fellow in the Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne. Her main research interests are lexicogrammatical patterns (formulaic sequences, collocations, etc.), second language learning and language assessment. She has a particular interest in complex systems and sociocultural approaches to research.

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Autor: Susy Macqueen
ISBN-13:: 9783034310109
ISBN: 3034310102
Erscheinungsjahr: 21.05.2012
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 479g
Seiten: 325
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 226x152x27 mm, illustrations