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Comprehending and Speaking About Motion in L2 Spanish : A Case of Implicit Learning in Anglophones

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This book presents an original investigation into the learning of motion event descriptions by Anglophone learners of Spanish. The author examines cross-linguistic differences between English and Spanish, focusing on the verbal patterns of motion events, to explore how learners overcome an entrenched first-language preference in order to move toward the lexicalization pattern of the additional language. The study’s findings highlight the gradual nonlinear process Anglophones traverse to acquire and produce form-meaning mappings describing motion in Spanish. The author suggests that as motion event descriptions are not normally the focus of explicit instruction, students learn this concept primarily from exposure to Spanish. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the investigation, this book will be of interest to researchers working in Hispanic linguistics, cognitive semantics, and Spanish language learning and teaching.
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Foreign Language Study
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Samuel A. Navarro Ortega
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2017
TCIN: 51969959
UPC: 9783319493060
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-7621
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