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  • Out of the Mouths of Shelley Klein

    Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 0.99

    You have to hand it to children. They do have a wonderfully straightforward view of the world, and a way with words that manages to make day-to-day life much more fun. In Out of the Mouths of Babes you'll find a fantastic selection of the side-splitting bloopers, hiccups, innocent misunderstandings and downright funny things that kids have come out... more...

  • Silence in Second Language Acquistionby Colette A. Granger

    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...

  • 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...

  • Raising Bilingual-Biliterate Children in Monolingual Culturesby Stephen J. Caldas

    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...

  • Cross-Linguistic Influences in the Second Language Lexiconby Janusz Arabski

    Multilingual Matters 2006; US$ 79.95

    Contains a selection of papers analyzing language transfer, a phenomenon which results from language contact in bilingual and multilingual language acquisition and learning contexts. The main focus of this volume is on the lexical aspects of language transfer. more...

  • Phonological Development and Disorders in Childrenby Zhu Hua; Barbara Dodd

    Multilingual Matters 2006; US$ 109.95

    Presents a collection of empirical studies on phonological acquisition and disorder of monolingual children speaking different languages, and bilingual children speaking different language pairs. The research findings provide information for clinical assessment and diagnosis, as well as evidence concerning theories of language acquisition. more...

  • Linguistic Relativity in SLAby ZhaoHong Han; Teresa Cadierno

    Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 54.95

    Crosslinguistic influence is an established area of second language research, and as such, it has been subject to extensive scrutiny. This volume examines the relationship between thought and language, in particular thought as shaped by first language development and use, and its interaction with second language use. more...

  • Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teachingby John M. Norris; Lourdes Ortega

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 54.00

    This volume presents the first collection of work on research synthesis in applied linguistics. It introduces readers­ ­to a cutting-edge approach for reviewing and summarizing exactly what accumulated research has to say about theoretical and practical subjects. John Norris and Lourdes Ortega first elucidate the value and practice of synthesis,... more...

  • Trends in Bilingual Acquisitionby Jasone Cenoz; Fred Genesee

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 128.00

    The chapters in this volume provide the first comprehensive overview of trends in research on early phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development in children acquiring two (or more) languages simultaneously. Ongoing as well as emerging issues are examined and discussed by leading researchers in the field. Collectively, these studies extend... more...

  • Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulusby Alexander Clark; Shalom Lappin

    Wiley 2010; US$ 104.95 US$ 94.46

    This unique contribution to the ongoing discussion of language acquisition considers the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus in language learning in the context of the wider debate over cognitive, computational, and linguistic issues. Critically examines the Argument from the Poverty of the Stimulus - the theory that the linguistic input... more...