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    DescriptionSecond Language Learning Theories is an introduction to the field of second language learning for students without a substantial background in linguistics. Drawing on the expertise of both a specialist in the teaching of second languages and a linguist specializing in second language acquisition, this textbook provides an up-to-date introductory survey of the most active and significant perspectives on the subject. In this new edition, the authors have revised and updated the text throughout to reflect the substantial developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. New studies have been incorporated as examples and there is more material on work in L2 phonology and lexis, as well as syntax. The evaluation sections in each chapter have been expanded and generally the book is rebalanced in favour of newer material. The first edition quickly established itself as the textbook of choice for students new to second language learning. The updates and revisions in this new edition ensure that the book remains as fresh, engaging and useful as the day it was first published.


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    Title
    Second Language Learning Theories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rosamond Mitchell, By (author) Florence Myles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 538 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340807668
    ISBN 10: 0340807660
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17240
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: LAN020000
    BIC subject category V2: CJA
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: CFDC
    LC classification: P118.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 401.93
    Abridged Dewey: 418
    DC22: 418
    LC classification: P118.2 .M58 2004
    Thema V1.0: CFDC, CJA
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hodder Arnold
    Publication date
    26 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rosamond Mitchell is Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, UK. Florence Myles is Professor of French Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Newcastle, UK.
    Review quote
    "Libraries that own the first edition of this volume will want to replace it with this updated version, which provides a detailed, comprehensive overview for those beginning to study second-language acquisition. Recommended."--ChoiceReview for a previous edition: "SLA theories are presented by Mitchell and Myles in a clear and engaging style. ... A great advantage of this text over others is that it reviews both connectionism and sociocultural theory, two newcomers in the field of SLA which are no doubt bound to figure very prominently in the future."--Second Language Research
    Table of contents
    Second language learning: Key concepts and issues The recent history of second language learning research Linguistics and language learning: The Universal Grammar approach Cognitive approaches to second language learning Functional/pragmatic perspectives on second language learning Input and interaction in second language learning Socio-cultural perspectives on second language learning Sociolinguistic perspectives