Aptitude-Treatment Interaction in Second Language Learning
Robert M. DeKeyser | University of Maryland
This volume brings together seven empirical studies about aptitude-treatment interactions (ATI), i.e., about how (second language) learners with different aptitudes match or don’t match with different educational treatments; and aptitude-testing interactions, i.e., about how learners with different aptitudes perform better or worse depending on the way their knowledge and skills are tested. The authors are all established researchers or rising stars in the field of second language acquisition (SLA), who believe that little can be said about the effectiveness of teaching and testing methods or techniques without taking individual differences into account. Many of the studies corroborate in SLA what has become a central finding in the psychological and educational research about ATI: the more a method puts the burden of information processing on the student, the bigger the role of the corresponding aptitudes. The kinds of findings documented in this volume contribute to a scientific basis for the art of language teaching that will become increasingly useful as emerging technologies make adaptation to individuals and groups more feasible. Originally published as special issue of Journal of Second Language Studies 2:2 (2019).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 116] 2021. v, 202 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Aptitude-treatment interaction in second language learningRobert M. DeKeyser | pp. 1–4
Individualization of practice distribution in second language grammar learning: The role of metalinguistic rule rehearsal ability and working memory capacityYuichi Suzuki | pp. 5–31
The interaction between timing of explicit grammar explanation and individual differences in second language acquisitionIlina Kachinske and Robert DeKeyser | pp. 33–68
The associations between individual differences in working memory and the effectiveness of immediate and delayed corrective feedbackMengxia Fu and Shaofeng Li | pp. 69–92
Verbal working memory as a predictor of explicit and implicit knowledge of English passive voiceMirosław Pawlak and Adriana Biedroń | pp. 93–115
Working memory and planning time as predictors of fluency and accuracyKatharine Brown Nielson and Robert DeKeyser | pp. 117–151
Phonological short-term memory capacity and L2 oral performanceGisela Granena and Yucel Yilmaz | pp. 153–171
The value of introspective measures in aptitude-treatment interaction research: A window on individual differences in actionRebecca Sachs, Yuka Akiyama and Kimi Nakatsukasa† | pp. 173–201
Index | p. 202
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