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Second Language Acquisition in Multilingual and Mixed Ability Indian Classrooms

  • Vaishna Narang
  • Salonee Priya
  • Varalakshmi Chaudhry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Vaishna Narang, Salonee Priya, Varalakshmi Chaudhry
    Pages 1-22
  3. Vaishna Narang, Salonee Priya, Varalakshmi Chaudhry
    Pages 23-67
  4. Vaishna Narang, Salonee Priya, Varalakshmi Chaudhry
    Pages 69-95
  5. Vaishna Narang, Salonee Priya, Varalakshmi Chaudhry
    Pages 97-169
  6. Vaishna Narang, Salonee Priya, Varalakshmi Chaudhry
    Pages 171-194
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-233

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses current research on learning theories and pedagogical practices in second language acquisition, and tries to bridge the gap between the two. Second language acquisition is perceived as the study of the relationship between input, intake and output in a particular task performance, and Indian classrooms are the context for the research studies in this book. The empirical studies discussed in this book are based on two tasks: seminar speech task (SST) and written test performance task (WTPT). The pedagogical practices discussed cover three specific areas: tasks, skills, and strategies. The study focuses on text input processing for written versus spoken tasks, at various levels of task performance, and for language versus information. The authors discuss, among other issues, various elements of second language speech production, teachers’ evaluation of communicative versus form-focused tasks, and task-based versus proficiency-based performance.

As a study located in multilingual and mixed ability classrooms, this work provides immense insights to teacher-educators and researchers working in ESL settings with learners from diverse backgrounds.

Keywords

Errors and self-corrections in spoken English Ideas about first and second language acquisition Indianisms in English Research on Indian mixed ability classes Research on language processing for production Research studies in India on language teaching Second language listening research Speech production in first language in India The Indian ELT scenario

Authors and affiliations

  • Vaishna Narang
    • 1
  • Salonee Priya
    • 2
  • Varalakshmi Chaudhry
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Linguistics, SLL & CSJawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Linguistic Empowerment CellJawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Linguistic Empowerment CellJawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2604-8
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2603-1
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2604-8
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