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- Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 49.95
Reports the findings of a research project on the acquisition of the native norms of spoken French variation by French immersion students who have learnt their second language primarily in an educational context. This book discusses pedagogical strategies to improve the students' mastery of spoken French variation. more...
- Georgetown University Press 2005; US$ 44.95
Language in Use creatively brings together, for the first time, perspectives from cognitive linguistics, language acquisition, discourse analysis, and linguistic anthropology. The physical distance between nations and continents, and the boundaries between different theories and subfields within linguistics have made it difficult to recognize the possibilities... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 59.95
A collection of articles, which illustrates work on beliefs about SLA, drawing on the thinking of (educational) philosophers and (discursive) psychologists, including Dewey, Bakhtin, Vygotsky, and Potter. It gives accounts of starting points, definitions, methods of data collection and analysis, main findings and implications for further research. more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00
This cross-linguistic volume innovates research of the acquisition of diminutives in the inflecting-fusional languages Lithuanian, Russian, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch, the agglutinating languages Turkish, Hungarian and Finnish and in the introflecting Hebrew. These languages differ in various aspects relevant for the acquisition... more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 147.00
Recently, many SLA researchers have adopted a postmodernist approach which challenges the assumption that SLA research is a rationalist, scientific endeavour. The resulting epistemological arguments, plus problems of theory proliferation, contradicting theories, and theory domain, hinder progress towards a unified theory of SLA. Theory Construction... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 173.00
This book presents a thorough description of morphosyntactic knowledge developed by learners of French in four different learning situations ? first language (L1) acquisition, second (L2) language acquisition, bilingualism, and acquisition by children with Specific Language Impairment ? within the theoretical framework of generative grammar. This approach... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 165.00
This volume is a collection of studies by some of the foremost researchers of French acquisition in the generative framework. It provides a unique perspective on cross-learner comparative research in that each chapter examines the development of one component of the grammar (functional categories) across different contexts in French learners: i.e.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00
This volume includes a selection of papers that address a wide range of acquisition phenomena from different Romance languages and all share a common theoretical approach based on the Principles and Parameters theory. They favour, discuss and sometimes challenge traditional explanations of first and second language acquisition in terms of maturation... more...