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  • Precursors of Functional Literacyby Ludo Verhoeven; Carsten Elbro; Pieter Reitsma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00

    The purpose of this volume is to present recent research in the field of the acquisition of functional literacy and its precursors. The volume aims to capture the state of the art in this rapidly expanding field. An attempt is made to clarify the vague and often inconsistent definitions of functional literacy from the perspective of development. Cognitive,... more...

  • Representational Deficits in SLAby Neal Snape; Yan-kit Ingrid Leung; Michael Sharwood Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    The main focus of this collection is to explore the question of ?representational deficits? in second language acquisition, currently a much-debated topic. The volume is intended as a tribute to Roger Hawkins, a leading scholar in generative second language acquisition, whose research has been devoted to explaining lack of native-like success in terms... more...

  • Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learnerby Jenefer Philp; Rhonda Oliver; Alison Mackey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This new volume of work highlights the distinctiveness of child SLA through a collection of different types of empirical research specific to younger learners. Characteristics of children?s cognitive, emotional, and social development distinguish their experiences from those of adult L2 learners, creating intriguing issues for SLA research, and also... more...

  • Second Language Acquisition of Articlesby María del Pilar García Mayo; Roger Hawkins

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    The studies in this collection address a topic that has recently become the focus of considerable interest in second language acquisition (SLA) research: the acquisition of articles. Languages appear to vary in whether they have articles (English, German, Norwegian do, but Chinese, Japanese, Russian do not). Languages that have articles also appear... more...

  • The Second Time Around ? Minimalism and L2 Acquisitionby Julia Herschensohn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    Linking recent advances in theoretical syntax and empirical research in language development, the book claims that second language acquisition is not totally distinct from first language acquisition, but rather is a replay, a relearning of language. It argues that Universal Grammar is a template guiding acquisition of L1 while constraining acquisition... more...

  • Slips of the Tongueby Nanda Poulisse

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 165.00

    This book reports the results of an extensive study of slips of the tongue produced by foreign language (L2) learners at different levels of proficiency. Thus, it provides new data which can be used to test current monolingual models of speech production and to further the development of bilingual speech production models. Moreover, it offers a new... more...

  • Telicity in the Second Languageby Roumyana Slabakova

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 149.00

    The author combines a syntax-theoretical treatment of telicity marking and an empirical study of the second language acquisition of English telicity marking by native speakers of Bulgarian, a Slavic language. It is argued that Vendler’s lexical classes of verbs (states, activities, accomplishments and achievements) can be represented in four... more...

  • Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisitionby Geoff Jordan

    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...

  • Gestures in Language Developmentby Marianne Gullberg; Kees de Bot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 120.00

    Gestures are prevalent in communication and tightly linked to language and speech. As such they can shed important light on issues of language development across the lifespan. This volume, originally published as a Special Issue of Gesture Volume 8:2 (2008), brings together studies from different disciplines that examine language development in children... more...

  • Language Acquisition across Linguistic and Cognitive Systemsby Michèle Kail; Maya Hickmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    How and why do all children learn language? Why do some have difficulties while others are early language learners? What are the consequences of early bilingualism? Is it possible to reach native-like competence in a foreign language? Although we still cannot fully answer these questions, research during the last two decades has begun to solve some... more...