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.


chapter 1|12 pages

Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA)

An Overview
ByShawn Loewen, Masatoshi Sato

section I|71 pages

Second Language Processes and Products

chapter 2|18 pages

Knowledge and Skill in ISLA

ByRobert DeKeyser

chapter 3|17 pages

Intentional and Incidental L2 Learning

ByRonald P. Leow, Celia C. Zamora

chapter 4|19 pages

Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency in L2 Production

ByMarije Michel

chapter 5|15 pages

Sociocultural Theory in the L2 Classroom

ByNeomy Storch

section II|118 pages

Approaches to Second Language Instruction

chapter 6|21 pages

Content-Based Language Teaching

ByRoy Lyster

chapter 7|18 pages

Task-Based Language Teaching

ByRod Ellis

chapter 8|20 pages

Cognitive-Interactionist Approaches to L2 Instruction

ByYouJin Kim

chapter 9|20 pages

Concept-Based Language Instruction

ByJames P. Lantolf, Xian Zhang

chapter 10|15 pages

Processing Instruction

ByBill VanPatten

chapter 11|22 pages

Assessment in the L2 Classroom

ByUte Knoch, Susy Macqueen

section III|115 pages

Language and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

chapter 12|19 pages

Grammar Acquisition

ByHossein Nassaji

chapter 13|22 pages

Acquisition of L2 Pragmatics

ByKathleen Bardovi-Harlig

chapter 14|14 pages

L2 Fluency Development

ByTracey M. Derwing

chapter 15|20 pages

Pronunciation Acquisition

BySara Kennedy, Pavel Trofimovich

chapter 16|19 pages

Vocabulary Acquisition

ByBeatriz González-Fernández, Norbert Schmitt

chapter 17|19 pages

Written Language Learning

ByCharlene Polio, Jongbong Lee

section IV|57 pages

Instructed Second Language Acquisition Learning Environments

chapter 18|18 pages

ISLA in East Asian Contexts

ByYuko Goto Butler

chapter 19|22 pages

Study Abroad and ISLA

ByCarmen Pérez-Vidal

chapter 20|15 pages

Computer-Assisted SLA

ByHayo Reinders, Glenn Stockwell

section V|126 pages

Individual Differences and Instructed Second Language Acquisition

chapter 21|17 pages

Social Dimensions and Differences in Instructed SLA

ByPatricia A. Duff

chapter 22|22 pages

Cognitive Differences and ISLA

ByShaofeng Li

chapter 23|15 pages

Motivation in the L2 Classroom

ByKata Csizér

chapter 24|18 pages

Psychological Dimensions and Foreign Language Anxiety

ByJean-Marc Dewaele

chapter 25|17 pages

L2 Instructor Individual Characteristics

ByLaura Gurzynski-Weiss

chapter 26|20 pages

Child ISLA

ByRhonda Oliver, Bich Nguyen, Masatoshi Sato

chapter 27|15 pages

Instructed Heritage Language Acquisition

BySilvina Montrul, Melissa Bowles

section VI|93 pages

Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods

chapter 28|17 pages

Quantitative Research Methods

ByLuke Plonsky

chapter 29|19 pages

Qualitative Research Methods

ByPeter I. De Costa, Lorena Valmori, Ina Choi

chapter 30|21 pages

Classroom-Based Research

ByAlison Mackey

chapter 31|15 pages

Experimental Research Methods

ByKim McDonough

chapter 32|19 pages

Ethics in ISLA

BySusan Gass, Scott Sterling