Foreign Language Instruction from a dynamic usage-based (DUB) perspective

Audrey Rousse-Malpat, Marjolijn Verspoor

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    In this chapter we combine ideas of usage based linguistics and dynamic systems theory to argue that language is a dynamic usage based system and L2 learning is a dynamic process. Two teaching approaches based on Dynamic Usage-based (DUB) principles with mainly implicit attention to form--a movie approach and the Accelerative Integrated Method--were compared with two more traditional teaching approaches. The results show that if effectiveness is operationalized as gain in general proficiency, both in spoken and written production, and if the intervention is at least one semester long, the DUB approaches are more effective than their traditional semi-communicative counterparts. We also argue that effects of such methods should not be measured in one-off interventions because implicit learning may take longer than explicit learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUsage-inspired L2 Instruction
    Subtitle of host publicationResearched Pedagogy
    EditorsAndrea E. Tyler, Lourdes Ortega, Mariko Uno, Hae In Park
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishers
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9789027264466
    ISBN (Print)9789027200242, 9789027200259
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    NameLanguage Learning & Language Teaching
    PublisherJohn Benjamins

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