Bibliografía - capítulo

The aim of this introduction is to set the scene and present the three contexts on focus in the monograph and justify this choice of topic within second language acquisition (SLA) research, the perspective taken in this volume. Starting with the latter, in the past two decades the examination of the effects of different contexts of acquisition has attracted the attention of researchers, based on the idea that “the study of SLA within and across various contexts of learning forces a broadening of our perspective of the different variables that affect and impede acquisition in general” (Collentine & Freed 2004: 157).

Para ordenar un poco el asunto, organizaré la exposición en «fases». En la primera de ellas intentaré un estado crítico de la cuestión revisando algunos de los mitos que, desde mi punto de vista, persisten en la enseñanza del subjuntivo. El resto constituye un simple ordenamiento del protocolo que propongo para entender y administrar didácticamente el fenómeno de la selección modal: una fase lógica para empezar a entender qué significa el subjuntivo en términos de comunicación, una fase legislativa para proporcionar la base de un protocolo de decisión, una fase cartográfica para dibujar el mapa por donde habremos de movernos en el proceso de aprendizaje y, por último, una fase lúdica que, en contra de lo que sugiere su nombre, plantea el espinoso problema de manejar las aparentes desviaciones que se observan en el uso nativo del modo sin que ello resulte en una inmanejable lista de excepciones.

In the current study I explore the relationship between epistemology and methodology through a reanalysis of production data on grammatical gender in additionallanguage Spanish that were analysed in Gudmestad et al. (2019). This reanalysis consists of a shift in the epistemology from the one adopted by Gudmestad et al., where gender marking, which occurs between nouns and both determiners and adjectives, is a unified linguistic phenomenon. In contrast, the assumption in the present investigation is that the acquisition of gender marking entails learning gender assignment and gender agreement, two different learning processes that are observable in language behaviour with determiners and adjectives, respectively. In order to reflect critically on the relationship between epistemology and methodology and specifically on its influence on the interpretation of learner data, I conduct a multi-step analysis that is guided by the differentiation between gender assignment, which can be observed on determiners, and gender agreement, which can be observed on adjectives. I also discuss how the interpretation of the findings can be impacted by the epistemology that guides the current study.

Aquí se recoge bibliografía sobre la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas en general y de ELE en particular.

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