An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

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Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language requirements. This book provides a synthesis of empirical findings on second and foreign language learning by children and adults, emphasising the design and execution of appropriate research.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 24mm | 439.98g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • LONGMAN
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0582553776
  • 9780582553774
  • 1,071,071

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Second language acquisition research methodology3. SLA - Types of data analysis4. Interlanguage studies: Substantive findings5. The linguistic environment for language acquisition6. Explanations for differential success among second language learners7. Theories in second language acquisition8. Instructed second language acquisitionBibliographyIndexshow more

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'..the comprehensiveness of the book, combined with its detailed descriptions of empirical studies and the extensive bibliography, make it an excellent reference source for readers already familiar with the field.'Applied Linguistics, Vol 17, No 3, 1996.'One of the most useful features of this volume is its extensive and comprehensive bibliographical coverage of research in language teaching, language acquisition and related areas of applied linguistics.'Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol XXVIII, No 3, 1992.'I believe that instructors using the book can feel confident that students will have a balanced mainstream view of the core issues in SLA.'Issue in Applied Linguistics, Vol 3, No 2, 1992.show more

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