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

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

Working Memory

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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• Working memory is a psychological construct that refers to the processing space in the mind/brain when a person computes information. • Working memory is an essential element (although it has a limited capacity in humans) in developing our ability to process linguistic data. It does play a central role in language processing for its role (ability to process symbols, store capacity and integrate information) in both comprehension and production of language.

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Benati, Alessandro. Working Memory. Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 161-164 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781781798812. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43209. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43209. Feb 2022

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