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  • Learning a Second Language through Interactionby Rod Ellis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 57.00

    This book examines different theoretical perspectives on the role that interaction plays in second language acquisition. The principal perspectives are those afforded by the Interaction Hypothesis, Socio-Cultural Theory and the Levels of Processing model. Interaction is, therefore, defined broadly; it is seen as involving both intermental and intramental... more...

  • The Lexicon?Syntax Interface in Second Language Acquisitionby Roeland van Hout; Aafke Hulk; Folkert Kuiken; Richard J. Towell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    Second language acquisition has to integrate the totality of the SLA process, which includes both the learning of the core syntax of a language and the learning of the lexical items that have to be incorporated into that syntax. But these two domains involve different kinds of learning. Syntax is learnt through a process of implementing a particular... more...

  • Memory, Psychology and Second Language Learningby Mick Randall

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 54.00

    This book explores the contributions that cognitive linguistics and psychology, including neuropsychology, have made to the understanding of the way that second languages are processed and learnt. It examines areas of phonology, word recognition and semantics, examining ?bottom-up? decoding processes as compared with ?top-down? processes as they affect... more...

  • Narrative Development in a Multilingual Contextby Ludo Verhoeven; Sven Strömqvist

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 188.00

    In this volume, the results of a number of empirical studies of the development of narrative construction within a multilingual context are presented and discussed. It is explored what operating principles underlie the process of narrative production in L1 and L2. Developmental relations between form and function will be studied across a broad range... more...

  • Paths of Development in L1 and L2 acquisitionby Sharon Unsworth; Teresa Parodi; Antonella Sorace; Martha Young-Scholten

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00

    The main focus of generative language development research in recent decades has been the logical problem of language acquisition - how learners go beyond the input to acquire complex linguistic knowledge. This collection deals with the complementary issue of the developmental problem of language acquisition: How do learners move from one developmental... more...

  • Phonology and Second Language Acquisitionby Jette G. Hansen Edwards; Mary L. Zampini

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 54.00

    This volume is a collection of 13 chapters, each devoted to a particular issue that is crucial to our understanding of the way learners acquire, learn, and use an L2 sound system. In addition, it spans both theory and application in L2 phonology. The book is divided into three parts, with each section unified by broad thematic content: Part I, ?Theoretical... more...

  • Planning and Task Performance in a Second Languageby Rod Ellis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 54.00

    The last decade has seen a growing body of research investigating various aspects of L2 learners? performance of tasks. This book focuses on one task implementation variable: planning. It considers theories of how opportunities to plan a task affect performance and tests claims derived from these theories in a series of empirical studies. The book... more...

  • Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmaticsby Anne Barron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 188.00

    Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics provides readers with a much-needed insight into the development of pragmatic competence, an area of research long neglected in interlanguage pragmatics. The longitudinal investigation which provides the basic material for this book consists of a corpus of requests, offers and refusals of offers elicited from... more...

  • The Acquisition of Diminutivesby Ineta Savickiene; Wolfgang U. Dressler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This chapter explores the hypothesis that diminutive usage in child-directed speech may provide multiple benefits for language acquisition. We summarize a series of experiments that exposed naïve English-speaking adults to Dutch or Russian diminutives, and tested their ability to isolate words in fluent speech or acquire gender categories. Across studies,... more...

  • The Acquisition of Direct Object Scrambling and Clitic Placementby Jeannette C. Schaeffer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 143.00

    This book offers a new contribution to the debate concerning the “real time acquisition” of grammar in First Language Acquisition Theory. It combines detailed and quantitative observations of object placement in Dutch and Italian child language with an analysis that makes use of the Modularity Hypothesis. Real time development is explained... more...