Second Language
Acquisition Topics

Vivian Cook

Multi-competence   SLA photos   Bilingual signs  Online writings 
Index for Second Language Learning and Language Teaching   
Writing Systems Website
  Core SLA issues (MA course)

General
topics






 

 

 

Early developments in SLA research

Krashen’s Input Hypothesis

Grammatical sequences in SLA

Temporal variables approaches

The ESF project and functional development

L2 acquisition of phonology  

Cook's Instant Accent test

L2 acquisition of vocabulary

YouTubes on: Wine words, Passionate Visions; Meanings of 'language' etc

L2 and Universal Grammar [Old UG paper]

What is L2 Learning? (talk handout)
Foreign and second languages (second part of paper)

The multi-competence
perspective

multi-competence menu


Multi-competence definition 

Evidence for multi-competence

Multi-competence outline

Annotated multi-competence references

Bilingual cognition: sources

Bilingual cognition and language teaching: talk handout

Draft book section on multi-competence and UG

Background to the L2 user perspective

Basing teaching on the L2 user: draft of a chapter

YouTube: the L2 user

Research
Methodology

SLA research methodology

Mean Length of Utterance  

SLA research tools on-line

Motivation test

Learning strategies Test skeleton

Learning
and using

L2 spelling 

L2 learner spelling corpora

L2 writing systems

L2 communication /compensatory strategies

Pidgins and creoles

Codeswitching

Bilingualism

Multilingualism and bilingualism

Cognitive processes in L2 users

Bilingualism models and memory
Neurolinguistics of SLA

Images of L2 users

Bilingual public signs

Individual differences

Motivation

Attitudes

Other individual factors

L2 learning strategies

Controversial
questions 

Does age matter in SLA?

Is L1 learning like L2 learning?

Language
teaching

Background to language teaching

The native speaker 

Using L1 in language teaching 

Goals of English language teaching

Keywords

Short Glossary of language teaching methods

Old Teaching Articles

Youtube on: English tones

Key issues in SLA and language teaching 

Some
research 
tools and
links

Speech Accent Archive  

SLA quotes

Research toolsGlossary

Foreign language links (external, some in Finnish)