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  • Discontinuity in Second Language Acquisitionby Stefano Rastelli

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 45.00

    With a particular focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process and thus that some items might be learned twice, statistically and grammatically. It argues that the switch from one way of learning to another is statistically-driven and grammatically... more...

  • Second Language Learningby Michael Sharwood Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    A survey and analysis of second language theory discusses the development of ideas in this expanding area of language studies. It looks at the implications of these ideas and directions for future research. Contains study questions and activities as well as practical guidelines on the use of available research resources. more...

  • An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Researchby Diane Larsen-Freeman; Michael H. Long

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language requirements. This book provides a synthesis of empirical findings... more...

  • Testing Second Language Speakingby Glenn Fulcher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The testing and assessment of second language learners is an essential part of the language learning process. Glenn Fulcher's Testing Second Language Speaking is a state-of-the-art volume that considers the assessment of speaking from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The book offers the first systematic, comprehensive and up-to-date... more...

  • The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Languageby J. Charles Alderson; Eeva-Leena Haapakangas; Ari Huhta; Lea Nieminen; Riikka Ullakonoja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language explores the implications of language assessment research on classroom-based assessment practices by providing an in-depth look at the little-examined field of diagnosis in second and foreign language reading. This volume examines the development of second and foreign language reading and... more...

  • Not Like a Native Speakerby Rey Chow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished state of affairs, this lingering historical experience of being caught among unequal languages, is the subject of Rey Chow's book. A... more...

  • Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisitionby Natasha Tokowicz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition provides a comprehensive overview of research on second language lexical processing, integrating converging research and perspectives from Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. The book begins by introducing the dominant issues addressed by research in the field in cognitive science... more...

  • Theories in Second Language Acquisitionby Bill VanPatten; Jessica Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This volume is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and language teaching. Each chapter focuses on a single... more...

  • Certainty-uncertainty ? and the Attitudinal Space in Betweenby Sibilla Cantarini; Werner Abraham; Elisabeth Leiss

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Religious belief is an emotional attitude that is not based on a “certain” experience. Adolescence is a very uncertain stage of life and an unstable faith can mirror this turbulence. The aim of this work is to investigate the discursive construction of religious experience in late adolescence. We asked 230 university students to write about... more...

  • Consciousness and Second Language Learningby John Truscott

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning. It offers extensive background information on theories of consciousness and provides a detailed consideration of both the nature of consciousness and the cognitive context in which it appears. It presents the established Modular Online Growth and Use of Language (MOGUL) framework... more...