Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

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Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Alessandro Benati [+-]
The University of Hong Kong
Alessandro Benati is Director of CAES at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is known for his work in second language acquisition and second language teaching. He has published ground-breaking research on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. He is a member of the REF Panel 2021 and Honorary Professor at the University of York SJ.

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While we accept that input is indispensable for acquisition, output might have a facilitative role. Output, as part of interaction, may enhance acquisition.. However, the research has yet to convincingly demonstrate that output and interaction assist in the development of formal features of the language related to syntax and there is no evidence that it plays any significant role in the properties of language governed by Universal Grammar. There is evidence that interaction may facilitate the acquisition of lexical items (words) and their meanings, and there is also evidence that it may promote acquisition of certain transparent surface features of language such as certain verb and noun inflections.

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Benati, Alessandro. Output. Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 149-153 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781781798812. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38043. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38043. Feb 2022

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