How Languages are Learned: An Introduction to the Main Theories of First and Second Language Acquisition

How Languages are Learned: An Introduction to the Main Theories of First and Second Language Acquisition

Paperback Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers S.

By (author) Patsy M. Lightbown, By (author) Nina Spada

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 244mm x 18mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0194422240
  • ISBN 13: 9780194422246
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Numerous line drawings
  • Sales rank: 13,237

Product description

This thoroughly updated third edition presents the main theories of language acquisition, considering their bearing on language teaching. It discusses the effects of factors such as intelligence, personality, and age. It helps teachers assess the merits of different methods and textbooks. This new edition includes more information on theories of first language acquisition and early bilingualism, and the affects of motivation and style.

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