The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes:

(1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of cutting edge issues;

(2) share the authors’ understanding of, and approaches to, the issues; and

(3) provide direct links between research and practice.

In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers, and teacher-educators who are interested in second language learning and teaching.


section I|71 pages

Second Language Processes and Products

section II|118 pages

Approaches to Second Language Instruction

section III|115 pages

Language and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

chapter 12|19 pages

Grammar Acquisition

chapter 14|14 pages

L2 Fluency Development

chapter 17|19 pages

Written Language Learning

section IV|57 pages

Instructed Second Language Acquisition Learning Environments

chapter 18|18 pages

ISLA in East Asian Contexts

chapter 19|22 pages

Study Abroad and ISLA

chapter 20|15 pages

Computer-Assisted SLA

section V|126 pages

Individual Differences and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

section VI|93 pages

Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods

chapter 28|17 pages

Quantitative Research Methods

chapter 30|21 pages

Classroom-Based Research

chapter 31|15 pages

Experimental Research Methods

chapter 32|19 pages

Ethics in ISLA