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- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 75.00
Between early childhood and adulthood, language acquisition is succeeded by a bloom of repertoire for managing interaction, a growing sensitivity to the relation of language and society, an expanding ability to wield power through the strategic use of language, and an increasing sophistication in framing speech activities. This book examines a wide... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 79.99
This book brings together Patricia F. Carini's concept of the developing child as a "maker of works" and M.M. Bakhtin's theory of language as "hero" to re-examine how we have defined and researched early written language development. Through a collection of five essays and a documentary account of one young writer, Himley explores fundamental questions... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 176.95
The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition presents an integrated discussion of key, and sometimes controversial, issues in second language acquisition research. Discusses the biological and cognitive underpinnings of SLA, mechanisms, processes, and constraints on SLA, the level of ultimate attainment, research methods, and the status of SLA... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00
This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition (SLA). Introducing in a step-by-step fashion a range of fundamental concepts in the study of SLA, it is set to become the leading introduction to the field for students of linguistics, psychology, education, and trainee language teachers. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development addresses the impact of language and literacy on cognitive development. Top researchers examine the cognitive significance of the growth in children's ability to express themselves symbolically, whether that involves communicating linguistically, mathematically, logically, or through some other symbol... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 48.00
This outstanding volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of linguistic research into the acquisition of phonology, focusing on constraints in phonological acquisition. An introduction by the editors, providing a brief general tutorial on Optimality Theory, is followed by 10 chapters by well-known researchers in the field. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 49.95
This volume, as a sequel to 'Fossilization in Adult Second Language Acquisition' by Han (2004), brings together a collection of most recent theoretical and empirical studies on fossilization, a classic problem of second language acquisition. It covers a wide range of perspectives and issues. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95
Research results over the past decades have consistently demonstrated that a key reason why many second language learners fail--while some learners do better with less effort--lies in various learner attributes such as personality traits, motivation, or language aptitude. In psychology, these attributes have traditionally been called "individual differences."... more...
- Channel View Publications 2006; US$ 25.00
This book examines the various ways in which age affects the process and the product of foreign language learning in a school setting. It presents studies that cover a wide range of topics, from phonetics to learning strategies. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in SLA research, language planning and language teaching. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 27.99
A debate on lexical acquisition by some of the most prominent and influential psychologists in the area of language development. In the final commentary chapter, an exchange between competing colleagues sharpens differences and, in some cases, brings consensus. more...