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- Multilingual Matters 2003; US$ 34.95
Addressing issues which are critical for language planning, this is an overview of research on the age factor in foreign language learning. It presents research on foreign language learning in bilingual communities in formal instruction settings focusing on syntax, phonology, writing, and more. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2003; US$ 49.95
This study examines changes in the first language of people who know a second language. It presents theories and research that investigate the first language of second language users from a variety of perspectives including vocabulary, pragmatics, cognition and syntax. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2003; US$ 89.95
This book examines the acquisition of requests in English by a seven- year-old Japanese girl during her 17-month residence in Australia. The study focuses on the linguistic repertoire available to the child as she attempts to make requests and vary these to suit different goals and addressees. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 42.00
This is a new and groundbreaking study of how children acquire language and how this affects language change over the generations. The book is written by an international team of experts and is distinctive in utilizing computational simulation and modeling to help ensure the theories constructed are complete and precise. more...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00
This authoritative textbook provides a linguistic perspective on second language acquisition. It argues for a role for Universal Grammar in second language acquisition. Theories as to the role of Universal Grammar and the extent of language transfer are presented and discussed, together with relevant empirical research. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 39.95
This text is a systematic attempt to address the issue of fossilization in relation to a fundamental question in second language acquisition research, which is: why are learners, adults in particular, unable to develop the level of competence they have aspired to? more...
- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 39.95
This work critically addresses the age debate in second language acquisition studies, presenting an in-depth study of factors that predict foreign accent. more...
- Channel View Publications 2004; US$ 25.00
This book examines the evidence relative to the idea that there is an age factor in first and second language acquisition, evidence that has sources ranging from studies of feral children to evaluations of language programmes in primary schools. It goes on to explore the various explanations that have been advanced to account for such evidence. Finally,... more...