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  • Language, Literacy, and Learning in STEM Educationby Mary Jane Curry; David I. Hanauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    There is increasing pressure for STEM education to reform in the direction of student-centered learning approaches, active learning, interdisciplinarity, and data-driven evaluations and assessments of student learning. These requirements derive from the need for STEM education to facilitate economic development, national health, technological innovation,... more...

  • Multilingual Cognition and Language Useby Luna Filipovic; Martin Pütz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Set in the context of bilingualism in Māori and English, this chapter discusses the interpretation of novel English compounds as right or left-headed. The aim is to report evidence of structural transfer in bilinguals on the level of word formation. In accordance with Grosjean (2012), this study provides evidence for structural transfer when bilinguals... more...

  • An Introduction to Child Language Developmentby Susan H Foster-Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language development is as important as having reliable data about... more...

  • The Acquisition of Syntaxby Marc-Ariel Friedemann; Luigi Rizzi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This volume contains a collection of studies that survey recent research in developmental linguistics, illustrating the fruitful interaction between comparative syntax and language acquisition. The contributors each analyse a well defined range of acquisition data, aiming to derive them from primitive differences between child and adult grammar. The... more...

  • Experiential Learning in Foreign Language Educationby Vijo Kohonen; Ritta Jaatinen; Pauli Kaikkonen; Jorma Lehtovaara

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The goal of foreign language teaching is expanding from communicative competence towards an intercultural action competence. Essential in the new orientation is the shift towards a more balanced emphasis between the external factors in the learning environment and the personal capacity, conceptions, beliefs and assumptions inside the learner's mind.... more...

  • Measuring L2 Proficiencyby Pascale Leclercq; Amanda Edmonds

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    The creation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has given rise to interest and debate among policy makers, testers, teachers and researchers alike in the reliability and feasibility of the assessment of second language (L2) proficiency. This volume brings together concrete ideas on identifying and measuring L2 proficiency... more...

  • Motivation and Foreign Language Learningby David Lasagabaster; Aintzane Doiz; Juan Manuel Sierra

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    The chapter approaches motivation from a practitioners’ perspective and tries to illustrate how motivational theories can help language teachers working in higher education to gain deeper insights into students’ learning behavior. Particular attention is paid to the importance of setting challenging short-term goals and providing ample... more...

  • Zweitspracherwerb im Jugendalterby Patrick Grommes; Bernt Ahrenholz

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This compendium of papers on second language acquisition in adolescence is based on a workshop led by the editors that was held at the 2011 conference of the DGFF (German Society for Foreign Language Research). The papers cover a wide range of subjects, including age as a learning factor andassisted second-language acquisition. The volume also provides... more...

  • Manual of Language Acquisitionby Christiane Fäcke

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 280.00

    This manual contains overviews on language acquisition and distinguishes between first- and second-language acquisition. It also deals with Romance languages as foreign languages in the world and with language acquisition in some countries of the Romance-speaking world. This reference work will be helpful for researchers, students, and teachers interested... 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...