Sensitive Periods, Language Aptitude, and Ultimate L2 AttainmenteBook - 2013
Research in second language acquisition has long posited that learners' individual differences affect ultimate attainment. This chapter reviews studies that examine how learners with differing cognitive aptitudes respond to instructional treatments. Most of these studies showed significant aptitude-by-treatment interactions (ATI), which suggest that the effectiveness of a particular type of instruction depends on stable, cognitive abilities, such as language analysis or working memory.
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (311 pages)