Noticing in Second Language Acquisition


  • Zhixuan Zhang



Second Language Acquisition (SLA); Attention; Awareness; Noticing; The Noticing Hypothesis.


In recent decades, the term "Noticing" has been a controversial research topic in the field of cognitive psychology and second language acquisition. Since Schmidt (1990) put forward the noticing hypothesis, many researchers have tried to verify the important role of awareness in second language acquisition (SLA) through various experimental designs. By reviewing the development of the Noticing Hypothesis, and theoretical constructs that underlie the role of noticing, this paper aims to justify the role of noticing as one crucial level of consciousness in enhancing second language learning.


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How to Cite

Zhang, Z. (2022). Noticing in Second Language Acquisition. BCP Education & Psychology, 7, 184–190.