Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

The effects of structured input activities and explicit information on the acquisition of gender agreement in Italian and the simple past in Spanish

Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Alessandro G. Benati [+-]
University of Portsmouth
Professor Alessandro Benati is Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Head of School of Languages and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He is internationally known for his research in second language learning and teaching, with special emphases on processing instruction. He is a pioneering researcher in the area of second language acquisition (SLA) and has built a reputation on two fronts. On one front, he is a premier Italian language scholar producing the most empirical work on the teaching and acquisition of Italian in the world. On the other front, he is a scholar in the more general field of instructed SLA, with an emphasis on the effects of formal instruction on the acquisition of grammatical properties by second language learners. He has a strong publications record with 12 established monographs, chapters and articles in international journals (Language Awareness, IRAL, and Language Teaching Research).
Paula Romero-Lopez
University of Greenwich

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This chapter examines the results obtained in a parallel study conducted by two researchers investigating the processing of input in Italian and Spanish. Both investigations seek to tease apart the components of the processing instruction approach and determine which one is the causative factor in learners’ changing performance.

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Benati, Alessandro G.; Romero-Lopez, Paula. The effects of structured input activities and explicit information on the acquisition of gender agreement in Italian and the simple past in Spanish. Applied Linguistics at the Interface. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 29-46 Nov 2004. ISBN 9781904768579. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21519. Date accessed: 23 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21519. Nov 2004

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