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Second Language Acquisition

Introducing Intervention Research


Tania Ionin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Based on classic and cutting-edge research, this textbook shows how grammatical phenomena can best be taught to second language and bilingual learners. Bringing together second language research, linguistics, pedagogical grammar, and language teaching, it demonstrates how linguistic theory and second language acquisition findings optimize classroom intervention research. The book assumes a generative approach but covers intervention studies from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each chapter describes relevant linguistic structures, discusses core challenges, summarizes research findings, and concludes with classroom and…

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Key features

  • Presents a unique approach by bringing together the fields of linguistics, SLA, and intervention research in a clear and user-friendly way
  • Familiarizes current and future language teachers with existing research findings that can inform how grammatical phenomena can best be taught
  • Content and structure have been carefully designed to make the theories and research relevant to language teaching
  • Supports students learning through sample intervention studies, end-of-chapter questions, study boxes, and a glossary
  • Online resources include sample intervention materials and lecture slides, both of which contain data analysis exercises

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