Understanding Second Language Acquisition e-book for Kindle Understanding Sla 2e Mobi Format

Understanding Second Language Acquisition e-book for Kindle Understanding Sla 2e Mobi Format

Second Edition

Format: e-book (Kindle)
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This new, fully updated edition continues to provide an authoritative and highly readable introduction to key areas of theory and research in second language acquisition.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442202-4
  • Print Length (pages): 376

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Key features

  • The author presents a comprehensive overview of the different theories in this field and examines critical reactions to them.
  • The book reflects recent trends in looking at cognitive and social aspects of second language acquisition, as well as examining the roles
    played by implicit and explicit instruction in language learning.
  • Additional online resources are available at www.oup.com/elt/teachers/understandingsla/

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The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.

The scope of the series includes:
  • second language acquisition
  • bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
  • language pedagogy and teacher education
  • testing and assessment
  • language planning and policy
  • language internationalization
  • technology-mediated communication
  • discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis
  • pragmatics
  • stylistics
  • lexicography
  • translation

Reviews

  • An excellent and much-needed, in-depth review of the research on how children and literate adults learn a second language. Ellis provides a sound knowledge base for language teachers and beginning graduate students in applied linguistics, focusing on relevant findings of research on second-language learning by children and literate adults in both naturalistic and instructed contexts.
    - Elaine Tarone, Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota
  • '[Ellis] fills a gap in the SLA research base. This is a much needed source of information in the study area... This book is intended for a broad audience: undergraduate students who want to explore the field of SLA; graduate students who are involved with applied linguistics and language teaching; and teachers who want to understand better how L2 learners learn in different contexts, and also how about implicit and explicit language learning differ... The author recognizes different studies in SLA research and provides valuable information on theory and research.'
    - Linguist List
  • 'Rod Ellis has made a twofold contribution to SLA, as a researcher in his own right and as an indefatigable chronicler of the field. In this latter capacity, as the author of this book, he writes - as always - clearly, accessibly and objectively, referring to, comparing and evaluating a huge range of studies old and new, highlighting the benefits and shortcomings of different approaches to research, the theoretical assumptions behind them and the soundness of the conclusions which have been drawn from them. Throughout the text, there are clear summaries of key points, and key terms (about 220 of them) are highlighted in the text and explained in a glossary... What of the relevance of this book to English language teachers? Well, it would be hard to disagree with the author's contention that: "An understanding of how learners learn a foreign language seems to me an essential requirement for language teachers."
    - Modern English Teacher

Contents


Second language acquisition research: an overview


Age and second language acquisition

Psychological factors and second language acquisition

The development of a second language

Variability in learner language

The role of the first language

Input and interaction: the cognitive-interactionist perspective

Cognitive aspects of second language acquisition

Social aspects of second language acquisition

The role of explicit instruction

The role of implicit instruction

Understanding and applying second language acquisition