Referent Similarity and Nominal Syntax in Task-Based Language Teaching

Authors: Lambert, Craig

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  • Connects TBLT to broader usage-based theories of first and second language emergence
  • Connects tasks to specific aspects of the developing language system for speakers of English as a first and second language
  • Provides empirical support for an approach to sequencing tasks in L2 course design and future research on TBLT
  • Provides teachers and materials designers with concrete principles for designing tasks to push L2 learners’ output across content areas and educational contexts internationally
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This volume addresses an important gap in the literature on task design and second language use. Building on insights from over 50 years of research on the relationship between task demands and language use, it examines how referent similarity relates to developmentally-relevant variation in the use of nominal structures, comparative structures and abstract lexis among first and second language speakers of English. In addition to providing an empirical basis for future research on tasks, it shares both theoretical and practical information on task design, which will greatly benefit curriculum and material developers.

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Craig Lambert is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.  He has taught in post-graduate TESOL programs at Anaheim University in the United States and at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, and has more than 20 years of hands-on teaching experience in Japan, where he worked as an English teacher, course coordinator and teacher trainer.  His research on second language speech processing, syntactic development, task-based learning and learner engagement has been published internationally.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Referent Similarity and Nominal Syntax in Task-Based Language Teaching
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3089-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3089-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3088-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 154
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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