PRACTICE IN STUDY ABROAD CONTEXTS

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Abstract

Understanding the ways in which study abroad and/or immersion experiences can shape second language learning constitutes a vibrant domain of second language acquisition research. Investigating how learners use their languages when abroad is required to better understand how the nature and extent of language use during study abroad (SA) can influence the rates and routes of second language (L2) development. SA research has mostly focused on how production skills develop as a result of SA, typically using assessments of L2 skills before and after SA. In skill acquisition theory, establishing reliable and accurate declarative knowledge is argued to be an essential first step in the L2 learning process. Describing practice as deliberate means that language use is interpreted as being goal-directed and mostly driven by external and internal motivation, consistent with emergentist/usage-based accounts of L2 learning that forefront critical roles for how learners use language to carry out specific communicative functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractice and Automatization in Second Language Research
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Skill Acquisition Theory and Cognitive Psychology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages160-177
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000918663
ISBN (Print)9781032539904
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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