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- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00
This engaging and accessible book explains the incredible mastery of language by young children, discussing how they learn to produce and distinguish among sounds, and their acquisition of words and meanings, and of the rules for building sentences. An invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover how children acquire language. more...
- Taylor & Francis Ltd 2004; US$ 35.00
An introduction to the field of second language learning for students without a substantial background in linguistics, this book provides an up-to-date introductory survey of the most active and significant theoretical perspectives on the subject. more...
- Channel View Publications 2013; US$ 50.00
Affectivity is at the core of everything we do in life. Thus, its development is also central to learning/acquisition and is important for educational contexts. The studies presented in this volume consider the different contexts of language learning and examine different types of participants in this process. Most of them look at a formal instruction... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 38.00
Cognitive linguistics is a relatively new discipline which is rapidly becoming mainstream and influential, particularly in the area of second language teaching. This book looks at how cognitive linguistics can inform our teaching, and lead to intriguing suggestions for alternative ways of presenting grammar and vocabulary in the language classroom. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 39.95
This text examines the under-researched and often troubling phenomenon of silence in second language learning through a triangulation of SLA research, memoirs and language learner diaries, and psychoanalytic concepts of anxiety, ambivalence, conflict and loss. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 69.95
This is the first book to treat the acquisition and use of a second language writing system. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and writing systems, it investigates how people read, write and analyse a writing system that represents a second language. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
The study of speech errors, or "slips of the tongue," is a time-honored methodology which serves as a window to the representation and processing of language and has proven to be the most reliable source of data for building theories of speech production planning. However, until Kids' Slips, there has never been a corpus of such errors from children... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46
Investigates the key role of linguistic awareness in third language acquisition. This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language learning. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2006; US$ 49.95
Features a case study explaining the French/English bilingual and biliterate development of three children in one family beginning with their births and ending in late adolescence. This book focuses on the children's acquisition of French and English during their early through late adolescence, in both their Louisiana and Quebec home environments. more...