Informed by the latest research in the fields of second language acquisition and applied linguistics, El espanol y la linguistica aplicada responds to the central questions that lie at the heart of learning Spanish as a second or foreign language. What does it mean to know a language? Can technology help second language learners? How does studying abroad promote language acquisition? Framing chapters in terms of these and other critical areas of inquiry, Robert J. Blake and Eve C. Zyzik examine the linguistic challenges and pitfalls involved in Spanish-language learning and delve into practical implications for students and teachers. Written entirely in Spanish, some chapters focus on specific areas of Spanish grammar that tend to pose difficulty for learners, while others explore broad pedagogical themes related to the concept of proficiency, the nature of input, and the impact of learning context. Each chapter ends with a series of guided questions for reflection and further research.
Designed to address the pre-service training needs of Spanish language professionals, El espanol y la linguistica aplicada will also be of interest to anyone wishing to develop linguistic expertise in this important world language.
Table of Contents
Indice Cuadros y tablas Prefacio por Lourdes Ortega Introduccion 1 'Que significa saber un idioma? 2 'Es suficiente el input para aprender una L2? 3 'Cuantas palabras hay que saber para hablar bien el espanol? 4 'Es el primer sustantivo siempre el sujeto de la oracion? 5 'Por que tantas terminaciones verbales en espanol? 6 'Que variedad de espanol debemos ensenar en el aula? 7 'Ayudan las nuevas tecnologias a aprender lenguas? 8 'Por que es importante irse al extranjero para estudiar una L2? Glosario Referencias indice general
Robert J. Blake is professor of Spanish linguistics at University of California, Davis. He is the author of Brave New Digital Classroom, Second Edition and a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. Eve C. Zyzik is associate professor of Spanish at University of California, Santa Cruz. She has published numerous journal articles on Spanish SLA and language pedagogy.