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Speech production and the cognition hypothesis

Kormos, Judit (2011) Speech production and the cognition hypothesis. In: Second language task complexity. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 39-60. ISBN 978-9027207197

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Abstract

This chapter discusses how the Cognition Hypothesis can be applied in the study of L2 speech production. The paper presents a bilingual model of speech production, which also incorporates psycholinguistic processes involved in dialogic interactions, and discusses how attention is allocated in producing L1 and L2 speech. It is then argued that the Cognition Hypothesis can be supported by theoretical considerations and empirical findings from the psycholinguistic study of speech production. The chapter shows how tasks increasing in complexity along the resource-directing dimension can enhance second language learning through the extension of the L2 conceptual system, which in turn triggers lexical, syntactic and morphological development by driving learners to make new form-meaning connections and by providing practice opportunities.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: speech production ; second language ; task complexity
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 51026
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2011 16:05
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 16:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51026

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