Acknowledgements ; Preface ; Introduction ; 1. Comprehension and production strategies in language learning ; 2. The role of memory and lexical learning ; 3. Psycholinguistic processes in language use and language learning ; 4. Models of language learning ; 5. A rationale for task-based instruction ; 6. Implementing task-based instruction ; 7. Processing perspectives on testing ; 8. Research into language aptitude ; 9. Issues in aptitude theory: exceptional learners and modularity ; 10. Learning style ; 11. Learners, learning, and pedagogy ; 12. Conclusions ; Bibliography ; Index
Discusses psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of language. By Peter Skehan. Part of the Oxford Applied Linguistics series.
'Peter Skehan systematically analyzes minute increments of carefully presented data and succeeds in foregrounding areas of investigation that have been underrepresented in the second language acquisition research of recent years.' * Kenneth W Mildenberger Award Committee *