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Title: Language Learning Roundtable: Memory and Second Language Acquisition 2012, Hong Kong
Author: Zhisheng Wen
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Institution: Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Author: Arthur McNeill
Institution: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Author: Mailce Borges Mota
Institution: Federal University of Santa Catarina
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
Abstract: Organized under the auspices of the Language Learning Roundtable Conference Grant (2012), this seminar aimed to provide an interactive forum for a group of second language acquisition (SLA) researchers with particular interests in cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics to discuss key theoretical and methodological issues in the roles of key human memory systems (in particular, working memory) in various aspects of SLA. The seminar consisted of a tutorial workshop (Michael Ullman), three keynotes (Michael Ullman, Peter Skehan, and Cem Alptekin), and other invited speeches addressing the more specific relationships between working memory (WM) and various aspects of SLA (e.g. vocabulary, grammar, reading, speaking, writing, and interpreting).


This article appears IN Language Teaching Vol. 47, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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