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    DescriptionSecond Language Learning Theories is a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic. The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how various theories view language, the learner, and the acquisition process. Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of SLA. Key features include: * a fully re-worked chapter on cognitive models of language and language learning * a new chapter on information processing, including the roles of different types of memory and knowledge in language learning * the addition of a glossary of key linguistic terms to help the non-specialist * a new timeline of second language learning theory development This third edition takes account of the significant developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. Highly active domains in which theoretical and methodological advances have been made are treated in more depth to ensure that this new edition of Second Language Learning Theories remains as fresh and relevant as ever.

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    Second Language Learning Theories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rosamond Mitchell, By (author) Florence Myles, By (author) Emma Marsden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9781444163100
    ISBN 10: 1444163108

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    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    20 figures
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    07 February 2013
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    Author Information
    ROSAMOND MITCHELL is Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Southampton. FLORENCE MYLES is Professor of Second Language Acquisition, Department of Linguistics, University of Essex EMMA MARSDEN is Senior Lecturer in Second Language Education, University of York
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    ...reader-friendly...a useful and interesting addition to the bookshelves of practising and future language professionals. University of British Columbia
    Table of contents
    1. Second language learning: key concepts and issues 2. The recent history of second language learning research 3. Linguistics and language learning: the Universal Grammar approach 4. Cognitive approaches to second language learning (1): general, implicit learning mechanisms 5. Cognitive approaches (2): the role of memory systems and conscious learning 6. Interaction in second language learning 7. Meaning-based perspectives on second language learning 8. Sociocultural perspectives on second language learning 9. Sociolinguistic perspectives 10. Conclusion