Lecture by Catherine Doughty, April 9, 2001

Effects of Instruction in Second Language Acquisition

by Catherine Doughty, University of Hawaii at Manoa

This talk will present an up-to-date survey of the recent explosion of empirical research on the effects of instruction on second language acquisition.  The findings will be discussed in terms of L2 learning rate, sequences, processes, and ultimate attainment.  We will consider the relative effectiveness of types of instruction, such as explicit or implicit procedures, and degree, amount, and integration of attention to forms, meaning and use.  Future directions for research will be suggested from the perspective of cognitive underpinnings of instruction that facilitate processing for language learning.

Monday, April 9, 2001