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  • Problem Solving in a Foreign Languageby Lena Heine

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    This book fills some of the major theoretical gaps for the popular teaching form of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). It re-examines the basis for CLIL from a cognitive perspective and gives an overview of the foundations of problem solving, thinking and language processing. Besides that, it presents a study in which the language and... more...

  • Neurolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Perspectives on SLAby Janusz Arabski; Adam Wojtaszek

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 54.95

    Demonstrates the ways in which the developments in non-invasive techniques of brain monitoring allow researchers to test hypothesis related to biological foundations of language acquisition. This book offers psycholinguistic modelling of a number of components of second language competence. more...

  • The Sociolinguistic Competence of Immersion Studentsby Raymond Mougeon; Terry Nadasdi; Katherine Rehner

    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...

  • Language in Useby Andrea E. Tyler; Mari Takada; Yiyoung Kim

    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...

  • Second Language Learning Theoriesby Florence Myles; Rosamund Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    An introduction to the field of second language learning for students without a substantial background in linguistics, this book provides an up-to-date introductory survey of the most active and significant theoretical perspectives on the subject. more...

  • Beliefs about SLAby Paula Kalaja; Barcelos A.M. Ferreira

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...