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This volume examines theoretical foundations, empirical research, and pedagogical implementations of focus on form.
Traditional language teaching can result in limited fluency, whereas communicative approaches tend to produce fluency with less accuracy. This book presents a potential solution to this dilemma. The paperback edition respects students' "internal linguistic syllabus" by drawing their attention to problematic linguistic features during communicative activities, thus providing an alternative to methodologies that treat accuracy and fluency separately. This volume examines theoretical foundations, empirical research, and a range of possible pedagogical implementations.
Original empirical studies which span the range of implicit to explicit kinds of focus on form are presented.
The final chapter relates the studies in the volume to the extensive and related research recently appearing in applied linguistic journals.