Understanding Second Language Acquisition

Understanding Second Language Acquisition

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Rod Ellis provides readers with a comprehensive review of this important area of applied linguistics. He does not take up a particular stance, but examines different theories of second language acquisition and the critical reactions to them. Winner BAAL Book Prizeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 019437081X
  • 9780194370813
  • 572,961

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; 1. Key issues in Second Language Acquisition ; 2. The role of the first language ; 3. Interlanguage and the 'natural' route of development ; 4. Variability in interlanguage ; 5. Individual learner differences and Second Language Acquisition ; 6. Input, interaction, and Second Language Acquisition ; 7. Learner strategies ; 8. The Universal Hypothesis and Second Language Acquisition ; 9. The role of formal instruction in Second Language Acquisition ; 10. Theories of Second Language Acquisition ; Conclusion ; Glossary ; References ; Indexshow more

Review quote

'We have in this book a thorough, well-argued, cautious account of current work in the SLA tradition' * Bernard Spolsky, Applied Linguistics *show more

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