Cognitive Bases of Second Language Fluency PDF ePub eBook

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Cognitive Bases of Second Language Fluency free pdf 'Fluency' refers to the ability to execute skilled actions - whether involving music, sport, chess, mental calculation or some other complex activity, including language - in a manner that is accurate, rapid, fluid, relatively effortless and that appears fully integrated with other ongoing action. Defined in this way, fluency can be distinguished from other aspects of ability in a skill, such as expert knowledge (e.g., mathematical knowledge), theoretical understanding in a domain (e.g., scientific theory), or creative ability (improvisation on the piano). This volume focuses on fluency, its cognitive bases, and its nature and role in second language acquisition. Exploring fluency from multiple vantage points that together constitute a cognitive science perspective, the book examines research in second language acquisition and bilingualism that point to promising avenues for understanding - and ultimately helping to promote - fluent second language skills. It is a valuable reference for scholars in SLA, cognitive psychology, and language teaching, and an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in these fields.

About Norman Segalowitz

Norman Segalowitz is Professor of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and the Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance. He has published widely on cognitive psychological issues in second language acquisition and functioning in adults.

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Author : Norman Segalowitz
Publisher : Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Data Published : 01 June 2010
ISBN : 0805856625
EAN : 9780805856620
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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