Introduction to the Polis Method: Bibliography

Items especially recommended for further reading are indicated by an asterisk.

SLA Research and Theory


* Atkinson, D. (2011). (Ed.) Alternative approaches to second language acquisition. New York: Routledge.

Doughty, C. J., & Long, M. H. (2003). (Eds.) The handbook of second language acquisition. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Firth, A., & Wagner, J. (1997). On discourse, communication, and (some) fundamental concepts in SLA research. The Modern Language Journal, 81, 285-300.

Gregg, K. R. (1984). Krashen’s monitor and Occam’s razor. Applied Linguistics, 5, 79-100.

Hulstijn, J. H., Young, R. F., Ortega, L., Bigelow, M., DeKeyser, R., Ellis, N. C., . . . Talmy, S. (in press). Bridging the gap: Social and cognitive approaches to research in second language acquisition and teaching. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

* Jordan, G. (2004). Theory construction in second language acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Krashen, S. D. (1985). The input hypothesis: Issues and implications. New York: Longman.

Larsen-Freeman, D. (2007). Reflecting on the cognitive-social debate in second language acquisition. The Modern Language Journal, 91, Focus Issue, 773-87.

Long, M. H. (1993). Assessment strategies for second language acquisition theories. Applied Linguistics, 14, 225-49.

Mackey, A. (2007). Interaction as practice. In R. DeKeyser (Ed.), Practice in a second language: perspectives from applied linguistics and cognitive psychology (pp. 85-110). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

* Ortega, L. (2009). Understanding second language acquisition. London: Hodder.

Swain, M. (1985). Communicative competence: Some roles of comprehensible input and comprehensible output in its development. In S. Gass & C. Madden (Eds.), Input in second language acquisition (pp. 235-53). Rowley, MA: Newbury House.

Swain, M. (1993). The output hypothesis: Just speaking and writing aren’t enough. Canadian Modern Language Review, 50, 158-64.

* VanPatten, B., & Williams, J. (2007). (Eds.) Theories in second language acquisition: An introduction. New York: Routledge.

White, L. (2003). Second language acquisition and universal grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


SLA Research and Classical Languages


* Gruber-Miller, J. (2006). (Ed.). When dead tongues speak: Teaching beginning Greek and Latin. New York: Oxford University Press.

Overland, P., Fields, L., & Noonan, J. (2011). Can Communicative Principles Enhance Classical Language Acquisition? Foreign Language Annals, 44, 583–598.

Patrick, R. (2010). Preparing Latin teachers for second language acquisition. Teaching Classical Languages, 1, 184-91.