The Study of Second Language Acquisition

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The Study of Second Language Acquisition

Second Edition

Format: Paperback

A comprehensive and coherent account of the research and theory in the field of second language acquisition, including chapters on instructed SLA.

This book is an encyclopedic survey of second language acquisition research as this has developed over the last forty years. It provides sections on the description of learners' language, the role of the linguistic environment and social context, internal mechanisms, individual learner differences, and the role of instruction. It provides a balanced account by representing a variety of perspectives, including cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and neurolinguistic.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442257-4
  • Pages: 1,176
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156 mm

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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

  • '...highly recommended to graduate students of TESOL/Applied Linguistics who want to have snapshots of the major themes, trends and research findings in SLA. University faculty and researchers...will see its value as a handy encyclopaedia, while practitioners ...will also find it tremendously useful.'
    - Lawrence Jun Zhang, System 38 Book Reviews

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Part of... Oxford Applied Linguistics

Home to the most innovative studies in its field, the Oxford Applied Linguistics series furthers research in English teaching and learning, and provides strong foundations for language pedagogy.

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