SLA

Course Description

This course prepares students to understand fundamental concepts and the development of the scholarship in SLA. The course covers traditions and fundamentals of SLA field and how they have evolved reflecting the progressive changes in the field. The students will be exposed to multiple perspectives in SLA in theory and research to ensure solid understanding and stimulated to develop research interest in the field.

References

Johnson, M. (2004). A philosophy of second language acquisition. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Kramsch, C., & Whiteside, A. (2007). Three fundamental concepts in second language acquisition and their relevance in multilingual contexts. The Modern Language Journal91(s1), 907-922.

Larsen-Freeman, D. (2004) Language acquisition and language use from a chaos/

complexity theory perspective. In Claire Kramsch (Ed.). Language acquisition and language socialization: Ecological perspectives. London, Continuun.

Leather, J. (2004). Modeling the acquisition of speech in a “multilingual” society: An ecological approach. In Claire Kramsch (Ed.). Language acquisition and language socialization: Ecological perspectives. London, Continuun.

Lemke, J. (2004). Language development and identity: Multiple timescales

in the social ecology of learning. In Claire Kramsch (Ed.). Language acquisition and language socialization: Ecological perspectives. London, Continuun.

Ochs, E. (2004). Becoming a speaker of culture. In Claire Kramsch (Ed.). Language acquisition and language socialization: Ecological perspectives. London, Continuun.

Saville-Troike, M. (2006). Introducing second language acquisition. Cambridge: CUP

Scollon, R. (2004). Cross-cultural learning and other catastrophes. In Claire Kramsch (Ed.). Language acquisition and language socialization: Ecological perspectives. London, Continuun.

van Lier, L. (2004). An ecological-semiotic perspective on language and

linguistics. In Claire Kramsch (Ed.). Language acquisition and language socialization: Ecological perspectives. London, Continuun.