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    Second Language Acquisition (Oxford Introductions to Language Study) (Paperback) By (author) Rod Ellis, Series edited by H. G. Widdowson

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    DescriptionIn the age of the global village and the world wide web, understanding the way in which people learn languages is of ever increasing importance. This book makes the essentials of this rapidly expanding area of study accessible to readers encountering it for the first time.

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    Second Language Acquisition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rod Ellis, Series edited by H. G. Widdowson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 158
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780194372121
    ISBN 10: 019437212X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27240
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    LC classification: BL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    DC21: 401.93
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: CFDC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FOR007000
    BIC subject category V2: EBA
    DC22: 418
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: CFDC, CJA
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Thema educational purpose qualifier V1.0: 4LE
    Illustrations note
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    08 May 1997
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    Review quote
    ... a powerful tool in opening the door, even to the novice, into this field. - Issues in Applied Linguistics I am impressed with both the aims of this book and the way the design sets out to achieve them. Second Language Acquisition will be useful for anyone curious to learn about the issues of this rapidly expanding and complex area. - IATEFL Newsletter
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; SECTION 1 ; Survey ; 1. L2 acquisition ; What is 'second language acquisition'? ; What are the goals of SLA? ; 2. The nature of learner language ; Errors and error analysis ; Developmental patterns ; Variability in learner language ; Summary ; 3. Interlanguage ; Behaviourist learning theory ; A mentalist theory of language learning ; What is 'interlanguage'? ; A computational model of L2 acquisition ; 4. Social aspects of interlanguage ; Interlanguage as a stylistic continuum ; The acculturation model of L2 acquisition ; Social identity and investment in L2 learning ; 5. Discourse aspects of interlanguage ; Acquiring discourse rules ; The role of input and interaction in L2 acquisition ; The role of output in L2 acquisition ; Summary ; 6. Psycholinguistic aspects of interlanguage ; L1 transfer ; The role of consciousness in L2 acquisition ; Processing operations ; Communication strategies ; Two types of computational model ; 7. Linguistic aspects of interlanguage ; Typological universals: relative clauses ; Universal Grammar ; Learnability ; The critical period hypothesis ; Access to UG ; Markedness ; Cognitive versus linguistic explanations ; 8. Individual differences in L2 acquisition ; Language aptitude ; Motivation ; Learning strategies ; 9. Instruction and L2 acquisition ; Form-focused instruction ; Learner-instruction matching ; Strategy training ; Summary ; 10. Conclusion: multiple perspectives in SLA ; SECTION 2 ; Readings ; SECTION 3 ; References ; SECTION 4 ; Glossary