Automatization, Skill Acquisition, and Practice in Second Language Acquisition
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Dekeyser, R. and Criado, R. 2012. Automatization, Skill Acquisition, and Practice in Second Language Acquisition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
In the last few decades, the study of second language acquisition has been dominated by perspectives from linguistics, in particular syntactic theory, psycholinguistics, and socio-linguistics. Cognitive-psychological perspectives are increasingly common in the study of the mental lexicon and online processing. Given, however, that second/foreign language proficiency implies a set of skills that enable speakers to comprehend and produce messages quickly and efficiently, cognitive psychology in general and skill acquisition theory in particular are also unquestionably relevant to second language acquisition, assuming that one is interested in what students can do with the language at various stages of learning, and not just what the underlying abstract competence is.
- cognitive science;
- computer mediated communication;
- language teaching;
- second language acquisition;
- teaching methods in applied linguistics