Research and Perspectives on Processing Instruction

James F. Lee, Alessandro G. Benati

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This volume tracks the impact processing instruction has made since its conception. It provides an overview of new research trends on measuring the relative effects of processing instruction. Firstly, the authors explain processing instruction, both its main theoretical underpinnings as well as the guidelines for developing structured input practices. Secondly, they review the empirical research conducted, to date, so that readers have an overview of new research carried out on the effects of processing instruction. The authors finally reflect on the generalizability and limits of the research on processing instruction and offer future directions for processing instruction research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin / New York
PublisherMouton de Gruyter
ISBN (Electronic)9783110215335
ISBN (Print)9783110215328
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameStudies on Language Acquisition (SOLA)
PublisherMouton de Gruyter


  • processing instruction research, processing instruction, applied linguistics, language teaching, second language acquisition

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