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English Language Education

Exploring Language Aptitude: Views from Psychology, the Language Sciences, and Cognitive Neuroscience

Editors: Reiterer, Susanne M. (Ed.)

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  • Approaches language learning aptitude from different perspectives giving the audience a multifaceted insight into the field
  • Contains novel, experimental, primary research which has never been published before
  • All studies use a similar and uniform layout and methodology (e.g. aptitude tests), and are therefore very well comparable
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This book presents original, empirical data from quantitative and qualitative research studies in the field of language learning aptitude, ability, and individual differences. It does so from the perspectives of Second Language Acquisition, psychology, neuroscience and sociolinguistics. All studies included in the book use a similar and uniform layout and methodology. Each chapter contains a study examining factors such as memory, personality, self-concept, bilingualism and multilingualism, education, musicality or gender. The chapters investigate the influence of these concepts on language learning aptitude and ability. Several of these chapters analyse hypotheses which have never been tested before and therefore provide novel research results. The book contributes to the field both by verifying and contesting existent findings and by exploring novel approaches to devising research in the subject area.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction: Towards an Interdisciplinary Understanding of Language Aptitude

    Pages 1-15

    Ameringer, Victoria (et al.)

  • Cognitive Abilities: Different Memory Functions and Language Aptitude

    Pages 19-42

    Ameringer, Victoria

  • Aptitude for Vocabulary Acquisition

    Pages 43-56

    Hackl, Hannah

  • Working Memory and Language Aptitude with Focus on L2 Vocabulary Learning

    Pages 57-71

    Kim, Hyun Jung

  • On the Role of Self-Efficacy as a Possible Component of Language Aptitude in the Acquisition of British [æ]

    Pages 75-100

    Leisser, Daniel

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91917-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91916-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06327-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Language Aptitude: Views from Psychology, the Language Sciences, and Cognitive Neuroscience
Editors
  • Susanne M. Reiterer
Series Title
English Language Education
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91917-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91917-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91916-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06327-6
Series ISSN
2213-6967
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 388
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations
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