Processing instruction for the acquisition of the article in Spanish

  • Gemma Santiago Alonso University of Ljubljana
Keywords: acquisition of the Spanish article, article Ø, definite article, indefinite article, cognitive grammar, processing instruction

Abstract

The present work has two main objectives: meaningful learning of the article in Spanish from the perspective of cognitive grammar to provide learners a Model of Processing Instruction for the Spanish article. This cognitive grammar-based instruction draws on the pedagogical approach developed by Ruiz Campillo (1998), Radden Dirven (2007), Castañeda and Chamorro (2014) and Montero (2014a). From this approach, article selection can be managed using a minimum of operational values that are prototypical in nature, and that in turn may allow learners to produce an unlimited number of utterances. In terms of the methodology selected the processing instruction in VanPatten (1996, 2002, 2004, 2007) has been chosen, and an instructional model is proposed with both interpretative activities (focused on structured input) and productive activities (focused on structured output) based on Alonso Raya et al. (2005), Chamorro Guerrero et al. (2006), Castañeda and Chamorro (2014) and Montero (2014a).

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Author Biography

Gemma Santiago Alonso, University of Ljubljana

Gemma Santiago Alonso es licenciada en Filología Hispánica por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y doctora en Didáctica de lenguas extranjeras por la Universidad de Liubliana, donde trabaja como profesora de lengua española. Además, es miembro de la comisión para la lengua española del Centro Nacional de Exámenes de Eslovenia y colabora como formadora de profesores con diversas instituciones. Sus áreas de interés, siempre enmarcadas dentro de la lingüística aplicada, se centran tanto en la adquisición de segundas lenguas como en el procesamiento de la gramática desde la perspectiva de la gramática cognitiva.

Published
2017-11-08
How to Cite
Santiago Alonso, G. (2017). Processing instruction for the acquisition of the article in Spanish. Verba Hispanica, 25(1), 357-378. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.25.1.357-378
Section
Didactic