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Accessing the Workings of the Mind:

From Input to Intake

 

Author: Li-ling Chuang

Print (paperback):           ISBN: 9781911033073

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Description

Summary

This work is an extended study on the role of brain and cognition in L2 learning processes. By taking account of the type of encoding needed to convert input into intake and the tasks that EFL young learners are capable of, this book hopes to inform L2 practitioners of the potentially effective repertoire to assist L2 learners in advancing further their English learning. 

Key Features

  • Written by an eminent academic.
  • Based on research undertaken over many years.
  • Includes a details and thorough analysis of many, interconnected topics.

 

Readership
Academics and the general reader.
 
ISBN (print):                    9781911033073 
ISBN (Digital PDF):       9781911033080
ISBN (epub):                   9781911033080
ISBN (Kindle):                 9781911033080
 
Publication date:             February 2016
Territorial rights:              worldwide
Number of pages:           100
Size (print):                      234mm x 156mm
Readership:                    university and professional
  


Contents

Encoding Input into Intake

Input-based processing instruction

Components of the second language acquisition process

Top-down and bottom-up encoding processes


Encoding Listening via Contextual Story Grammar Mapping

Dual coding and reading while listening

Story grammar mapping and comprehension

Encoding listening input into intake

Experimental study on listening enhancement

Participants and instruments

Materials and procedure

Results and discussion

Conclusion


Encoding Language Input via Rhyme and Rhythm

Phonological loop, working memory and language learning

Features of songs and chants

Encoding language input with songs and chants

Experimental study on decoding to comprehend

Participants and instruments

Materials and procedure

Results and discussion

Conclusion


Encoding Reading via Differentiated Storytelling

Reading comprehension processes and instruction

Storytelling and schema

Differentiated reading instruction

Encoding reading with differentiated storytelling

Experimental study on reading enhancement

Participants and instruments

Materials and procedure

Results and discussion

Conclusion


Conclusion

Summary of major findings

Future studies

References

Appendix A: Story Grammar Mapping Worksheet

Appendix B: Rhyme and Rhythm Worksheet

Appendix C: Differentiated Storytelling Worksheets 

Author

The author Dr.Li-ling Chuang is Associate Professor of Graduate Institute of Children's English at NCUE, Taiwan. She received her doctoral degree in Linguistics from UMCP, USA. Prior to joining the faculty at NCUE, she had served as a head of Department of English at Dayeh University. Current research interests include brain-based L2 teaching, L2 acquisition and processing, and L2 learning strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

Accessing the Workings of the Mind

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