Nick C. Ellis is Professor of Psychology and Research Scientist in the English language Institute at the University of Michigan.Peter Robinson is Professor of Linguistics and SLA in the Department of English, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo.The EM Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition /EM unifies the various theoretical and empirical strands within the burgeoning research field of cognitive linguistics.
Additionally, it introduces and applies these basic concepts to the field of second language acquisition. The editorial team of Peter Robinson and Nick Ellis, both pioneers in cognitive linguistics, has assembled an astonishing group of well-known researchers to participate in this volume. As a handbook, it will be useful to researchers. The tutorial style of the chapters will make it useful to students in a variety of language-intensive disciplines, especially in second language acquisition."Cognitive Linguistics (Cl) is an approach to the study of language informed by both linguistics and psychology. It describes how language interfaces with cognition, and how it adapts in the course of language usage, phylogeneticallv in language evolution, ontogenetically in language acquisition, and moment-to-moment in situated, on-line language processing and performance. Second language Acquisition (SLA) involves the study of the cognitive representations and mechanisms of second language processing, their time-course of acquisition, and, where possible and feasible, their relevance to instruction, The Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second language Acquisition brings these two areas of theory and research together."--BOOK JACKET.
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