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Task-Based Learning: Cognitive Underpinnings

  1. Peter Robinson,
  2. Roger Gilabert

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1143

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Robinson, P. and Gilabert, R. 2012. Task-Based Learning: Cognitive Underpinnings. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Over the past thirty years, proposals for task-based language teaching (TBLT) have drawn on a variety of claims about, and research into, the cognitive processes thought to promote successful second language acquisition (SLA).


  • cognitive development;
  • esl/efl;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • second language acquisition;
  • semantics;
  • interactionist language studies