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Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition

  1. Nuria Sagarra

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1286

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Sagarra, N. 2012. Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Working memory (WM) is the temporary storage and processing of incoming information needed to execute complex cognitive actions (Baddeley, 2007), such as processing a foreign language (L2).

Keywords:

  • cognitive science;
  • second language acquisition;
  • working memory