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Construction Learning as a Complex Adaptive System

Psycholinguistic Evidence from L2 Learners of English

Authors: Baicchi, Annalisa

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  • Takes a multidisciplinary approach to language learning
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  • Advances our understanding of constructions as the building blocks of language learning
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This book presents the current state of the art on Construction Grammar models and usage-based language learning research. It reports on three psycholinguistic experiments conducted with the participation of university-level Italian learners of English, whose second language proficiency corresponds to levels B1 and B2 of the ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’ (CEFR). This empirical research on the role of constructions in the facilitation of language learning contributes to assessing how bilinguals deal with L2 constructions in the light of sentence-sorting, sentence-elicitation, and sentence-completion tasks. Divided into two parts, the book first introduces the main theoretical prerequisites and then reports on the experimental studies. It provides a comprehensive review of the current research in a range of disciplines, including complexity theories, cognitive semantics, construction grammars, usage-based linguistics, and language learning.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18269-8
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Construction Learning as a Complex Adaptive System
Book Subtitle
Psycholinguistic Evidence from L2 Learners of English
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18269-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18269-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-18268-1
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 131
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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