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  • Key Topics in Second Language Acquisitionby Vivian Cook; David Singleton

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 20.00

    This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research. Each chapter comprises an introductory discussion of the... more...

  • Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetaryby Vivian Cook

    Touchstone 2005; US$ 12.99

    "It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word." -- Andrew Jackson Weird or wierd? Necessary or neccessary? Recomend or recommend? English spelling is fiendish, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it. Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary is at once a celebration of spelling and a solace to anyone who has ever... more...

  • The English Writing Systemby Vivian Cook

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2004; US$ 45.00

    Combining an academic perspective from linguistics and psychology with insights into everyday spelling mistakes, The English Writing System will interest students and teachers of linguistics, literature, the English language, psychology and education. more...

  • Second Language Learning and Language Teachingby Vivian Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Second Language Learning and Language Teaching remains the essential textbook for all student teachers of modern languages and TESOL as well as applied linguistics. more...

  • All In A Wordby Vivian Cook

    Melville House 2010; US$ 15.95

    Delve into the hidden nature of words:  An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun   Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some never get spoken, and others never written? Each... more...

  • It’s All in a Wordby Vivian Cook

    Profile 2010; US$ 17.58

    Cross words, crass words, kind words, bad words, first words, rude words, new words, weazel words, teen words, rap words, power words, colour words, Indian words, Brit words, Blairwords, war words, ad words, p-c words, borrowed words, Shakespeare’s amazing words, false words, fine words, wine words, American words, name words, last words, even... more...

  • Portraits of the L2 Userby Vivian Cook

    Channel View Publications 2002; US$ 30.00

    Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics about L2 users. It thus provides an innovative overview of current second language acquisition theories, results and methods, seen from a common perspective. more...

  • The Effects of the Second Language on the Firstby Vivian Cook (University of Essex)

    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...

  • Second Language Writing Systemsby Vivian Cook; Benedetta Bassetti

    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...

  • Language and Bilingual Cognitionby Vivian Cook; Benedetta Bassetti

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 90.00

    This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between language and cognition with a focus on bilinguals, bringing together contributions from international leading figures in various disciplines . It is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students with an interest in language and cognition, or in bilingualism... more...