AAUSC 2008: Conceptions of L2 Grammar: Theoretical Approaches and Their Application in the L2 Classroom, 1st Edition

  • Stacey Katz Bourns Harvard University
  • Johanna Watzinger-Tharp University of Utah
  • Carl Blyth, Series Editor University of Texas at Austin
  • ISBN-10: 1428231498  |  ISBN-13: 9781428231498
  • 216 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
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The volume focuses on theoretical approaches to grammar and how they relate to the teaching and learning of grammar and to language program development. Practice includes, but is not limited to, articulation, assessment, classroom culture, curriculum and materials development, and teacher education. In keeping with the mission of AAUSC, it is our goal to present a wide variety of languages and perspectives, and a broad range of scholars and practitioners.

Table of Contents

1. Stacey Katz and Carl Blyth: "What is Grammar?"
2. Wynne Wong: "Rethinking a Focus on Grammar – From Drills to Structured Input/Meaningful Output: Data from the French Subjunctive."
3. Andrew Farley et al.: "Structured Input and Textual Enhancement: Impacts on L2 Production in Spanish and French."
4. Ron Leow: "Input Enhancement and L2 Grammatical Development: What the Research Reveals."
5. Dale Koike: "A Grammar of L2 Pragmatics: Issues in Learning and Teaching."
6. Jane Hacking: "Socio-Pragmatic Competence in Russian: How Input is Not Enough."
7. Betsy Kerr: "Applications of the Use of Corpora and Concordancing in Second Language Learning and Teaching."
8. Alene Moyer: "Conceptions of L2 Phonology: Integrating Cognitive and Sociolinguistic Approaches to Research and Teaching."
9. Eduardo Negueruela: "A Conceptual Approach to Promoting L2 Grammatical Development."
10. Miao-Fen Tseng: "An Analysis of Interlanguage Conditionals in Mandarin Chinese and American English and Pedagogical Implications in Teaching CFL and ESL."
11. Hiram Maxim: "Developing Formal Language Abilities along a Genre-based Continuum."

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Stacey Katz Bourns

Stacey Katz received her Ph.D from the University of Texas, Austin, in French Linguistics. Stacey Katz is currently the Director of Language Programs in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She has published several pedagogical texts and presented her research at major conferences. Stacey's research interests include Applied French Linguistics, French syntax and French pragmatics.

Johanna Watzinger-Tharp

Johanna Watzinger-Tharp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Utah. She earned her MA and PhD in L2 at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on L2 methodology and teacher education, variation in German, and dual immersion, and has been published in scholarly venues such as Foreign Language Annals, the Modern Language Journal and Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German. Her publications also include co-edited volumes and German language textbooks. In 2010, the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) awarded her the Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. She has served in leadership positions of national professional organizations and serves as the co-chair of Utah's World Language Council, which produced the Utah Language Roadmap for the 21st Century that helped establish Utah's Dual Language Immersion Program.

Carl Blyth, Series Editor

Carl Blyth (Ph.D., Cornell University) is the Director of the Texas Language Technology Center (TLTC) and Associate Professor of French Linguistics in the Department of French and Italian. He is the author and co-author of dozens of journal articles, chapters, and books relating to language learning along with several media based introductory French products.