Peter Robinson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Peter Robinson plays a role.

Book series


Subjects Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Psycholinguistics
Subjects Language acquisition | Language teaching


This chapter first summarises the basic pedagogic claim of the Cognition Hypothesis, that the cognitive demands of tasks be sequenced from simple to complex for learners, and describes a theoretically motivated model for syllabus designers and teachers to follow in planning and implementing such… read more
This chapter provides an overview of pedagogic and theoretical issues that have motivated recent research into second language task complexity. The first two sections describe how procedures for task analysis, and decisions about task complexity, can be accommodated in task-based language teaching… read more
Cadierno, Teresa and Peter Robinson 2009 Language typology, task complexity and the development of L2 lexicalization patterns for describing motion eventsAnnual Review of Cognitive Linguistics: Volume 7, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco José (ed.), pp. 245–276 | Article
The present paper focuses on the acquisition of L2 constructions for the expression of motion from a typological (Cadierno, 2008; Talmy, 1985, 1991, 2000) and a psycholinguistic perspective with implications for pedagogy (Robinson, 2003a, 2007; Robinson & Gilabert, 2007a, 2007b). Specifically, we… read more
Robinson, Peter 2009 Chapter 10. Task complexity, cognitive resources, and syllabus design: A triadic framework for examining task influences on SLATask-Based Language Teaching: A reader, Van den Branden, Kris, Martin Bygate and John M. Norris (eds.), pp. 193–226 | Article
Howe, Christopher, Adrian Barbrook, Linne Mooney and Peter Robinson 2004 Parallels between stemmatology and phylogeneticsStudies in Stemmatology II, Reenen, Pieter van, August den Hollander and Margot van Mulken (eds.), pp. 3 ff. | Article
Spencer, Matthew, Linne Mooney, Adrian Barbrook, Barbara Bordalejo, Christopher Howe and Peter Robinson 2004 The effects of weighting kinds of variantsStudies in Stemmatology II, Reenen, Pieter van, August den Hollander and Margot van Mulken (eds.), pp. 227 ff. | Article
Robinson, Peter 1996 Computer-Assisted Stemmatic Analysis and ‘Best-Text’ Historical EditingStudies in Stemmatology, Reenen, Pieter van and Margot van Mulken (eds.), pp. 71 ff. | Article
Robinson, Peter 1981 Nord Media Computer vision '81 conferenceInformation Design Journal 2:2, pp. 144–146 | Review