Brian MacWhinney

List of John Benjamins publications for which Brian MacWhinney plays a role.


Book series


MacWhinney, Brian 2019 Chapter 13. Task-based analysis and the Competition ModelResearching L2 Task Performance and Pedagogy: In honour of Peter Skehan, Wen, Zhisheng (Edward) and Mohammad Javad Ahmadian (eds.), pp. 305–316
This chapter examines relations between Peter Skehan’s task-based analysis of second language production (Skehan, 1998) and the Competition Model (MacWhinney, 2012, 2015b). Both of these approaches have a long history of development. However, until recently, there has been little interaction… read more | Chapter
MacWhinney, Brian 2018 Chapter 14. A unified model of first and second language learningSources of Variation in First Language Acquisition: Languages, contexts, and learners, Hickmann, Maya †, Edy Veneziano and Harriet Jisa (eds.), pp. 287–312
The Unified Competition Model views first and second language learning as depending on a shared set of socio-cognitive processes. Differences between the two types of acquisition depend not on the expiration of a critical period, but on the operation of the risk factors of entrenchment, transfer,… read more | Chapter
Presson, Nora, Colleen Davy and Brian MacWhinney 2013 Chapter 7. Experimentalized CALL for adult second language learnersInnovative Research and Practices in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism, Schwieter, John W. (ed.), pp. 139–164
Improvements in computer technology have opened up new possibilities for integrating web-based language learning with classroom practice. In particular, experimental computer-assisted language learning (eCALL) methods can make student learning more efficient, while also providing detailed data for… read more | Article
Schmid, Monika S., Marjolijn H. Verspoor and Brian MacWhinney 2011 Coding and extracting dataA Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development: Methods and techniques, Verspoor, Marjolijn H., Kees de Bot and Wander Lowie (eds.), pp. 39–54
MacWhinney, Brian 2010 Chapter 1. A tale of two paradigmsLanguage Acquisition across Linguistic and Cognitive Systems, Kail, Michèle and Maya Hickmann † (eds.), pp. 17–32
The modern study of language, particularly as practiced in the Anglophone community, can be viewed as the tale of two competing paradigms: Universal Grammar (UG) and emergentism. These two paradigms take fundamentally different positions on these eight core issues: competence-performance, the… read more | Article
Mitsugi, Sanako and Brian MacWhinney 2010 Second language processing in Japanese scrambled sentencesResearch in Second Language Processing and Parsing, VanPatten, Bill and Jill Jegerski (eds.), pp. 159–176
This study used self-paced reading to examine the processing of Japanese ditransitive scrambling by both native speakers and by second language (L2) learners of Japanese. Because Japanese places the verb at the end of the clause, the impact of verb-based expectations should be less than it is in… read more | Article
MacWhinney, Brian 2009 The emergence of linguistic complexitySyntactic Complexity: Diachrony, acquisition, neuro-cognition, evolution, Givón, T. and Masayoshi Shibatani (eds.), pp. 405–432
Linguists have often argued that recursion produces linguistic complexity. However, recursion itself preexisting processes such as lexical insertion, lexical combination, memory stacks, and methods of interpretation. In the brain, recursion is an emergent property of a set of adaptations that… read more | Article
MacWhinney, Brian 2002 9. The gradual emergence of languageThe Evolution of Language out of Pre-language, Givón, T. and Bertram F. Malle (eds.), pp. 231–263
MacWhinney, Brian 2001 Last wordsTrends in Bilingual Acquisition, Cenoz, Jasone and Fred Genesee (eds.), pp. 257–264
MacWhinney, Brian 2001 Emergentist approaches to languageFrequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure, Bybee, Joan L. and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 449 ff.
MacWhinney, Brian 1994 The Dinosaurs and the RingThe Reality of Linguistic Rules, Lima, Susan D., Roberta Corrigan and Gregory Iverson, pp. 283 ff.
MacWhinney, Brian 1989 Competition and lexical categorizationLinguistic Categorization: Proceedings of an International Symposium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 10–11, 1987, Corrigan, Roberta, Fred Eckman and Michael Noonan (eds.), pp. 195–241
Bates, Elizabeth and Brian MacWhinney 1987 A functionalist approach to the acquisition of grammarFunctionalism in Linguistics, Dirven, René † and Vilém Fried (eds.), pp. 209 ff.