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Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition

By Yasuhiro Shirai

Routledge – 2015 – 208 pages

Series: Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition Series

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    978-0-415-52892-4
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Description

The latest title in the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series presents a comprehensive review of connectionist research in second language acquisition (SLA). Second language reseachers and the cognitive science community will find accessible discussions of the relevance of connectionist research to SLA and hands-on guidance on how to run network simulations, including information on the various simulation software programs and resources available. This important volume is key reading for any student or researcher interested in how second language acquisition can be better understood from a connectionist perspective.

Contents

1. Overview: connectionism and language acquisition research. 2. Why connectionist research on SLA? 3. Rules vs connections. 4. The critical period hypothesis. 5. Connectionist research on bilingualism. 6. Connectionist accounts and applications. 7. Conclusion and future directions. Appendix: Resources for running network simulations.

Name: Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Yasuhiro Shirai. The latest title in the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition series presents a comprehensive review of connectionist research in second language acquisition (SLA). Second language reseachers and the cognitive science community will find...
Categories: Language Acquisition, Bilingualism - Second Language, Bilingualism / ESL, Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Language, Psychology of