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  • The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisitionby Susan M. Gass; Alison Mackey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition brings together 36 leading international figures in the field to produce a state-of-the-art overview of second language acquisition. more...

  • Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisitionby Jill Jegerski; Bill VanPatten

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This text provides students and researchers with the means to understand and use current methods in psycholinguistics as they are applied to second language learners.  Research Methods in Second Language Psycholinguistics  is an essential resource for anyone interested in conducting second language research using psycholinguistic methods. more...

  • The Psychology of the Language Learnerby Zoltán Dörnyei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Language Productionby Victor Ferreira; Matthew Goldrick; Michele Miozzo

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 129.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Language Production provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of the complex mechanisms involved in language production. It describes what we know of the computational, linguistic, cognitive, and brain basis of human language production - from how we conceive the messages we aim to convey, to how we retrieve the right... more...

  • Individual Differences in Second Language Learningby Peter Skehan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Understanding the way in which learners differ from one another is of fundamental concern to those involved in second-language acquisition, either as researchers or teachers. This account is the first to review at book length the important research into differences, considering matters such as aptitude, motivation, learner strategies, personality and... more...

  • 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...

  • Playing With Languagesby Amy L. Paugh

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Over several generations villagers of Dominica have been shifting from Patwa, an Afro-French creole, to English, the official language. Despite government efforts at Patwa revitalization and cultural heritage tourism, rural caregivers and teachers prohibit children from speaking Patwa in their presence. Drawing on detailed ethnographic fieldwork... 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...