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  • Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Developmentby Eric Amsel; James P. Byrnes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development addresses the impact of language and literacy on cognitive development. Top researchers examine the cognitive significance of the growth in children's ability to express themselves symbolically, whether that involves communicating linguistically, mathematically, logically, or through some other symbol... more...

  • Kids Talkby Susan M. Hoyle; Carolyn Temple Adger

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 75.00

    Between early childhood and adulthood, language acquisition is succeeded by a bloom of repertoire for managing interaction, a growing sensitivity to the relation of language and society, an expanding ability to wield power through the strategic use of language, and an increasing sophistication in framing speech activities. This book examines a wide... more...

  • Shared Territoryby Margaret Himley

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 87.99

    This book brings together Patricia F. Carini's concept of the developing child as a "maker of works" and M.M. Bakhtin's theory of language as "hero" to re-examine how we have defined and researched early written language development. Through a collection of five essays and a documentary account of one young writer, Himley explores fundamental questions... more...

  • Introducing Second Language Acquisitionby Muriel Saville-Troike

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    A clear and practical introduction to the key issues and concepts in second language acquisition (SLA). more...

  • Constraints in Phonological Acquisitionby René Kager; Joe Pater; Wim Zonneveld

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 46.00

    A 2004 overview of linguistic research into acquisition of phonology, focusing on constraints in phonological acquisition. more...

  • The Handbook of Second Language Acquisitionby Catherine J. Doughty; Michael H. Long

    Wiley 2008; US$ 176.95 US$ 153.36

    The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition presents an integrated discussion of key, and sometimes controversial, issues in second language acquisition research. Discusses the biological and cognitive underpinnings of SLA, mechanisms, processes, and constraints on SLA, the level of ultimate attainment, research methods, and the status... more...

  • Studies of Fossilization in Second Language Acquisitionby Zhao Hong Han

    Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 49.95

    This volume, as a sequel to 'Fossilization in Adult Second Language Acquisition' by Han (2004), brings together a collection of most recent theoretical and empirical studies on fossilization, a classic problem of second language acquisition. It covers a wide range of perspectives and issues. more...

  • Language Learners in Study Abroad Contextsby DuFon; Eton E. Churchill

    Channel View Publications 2006; US$ 30.00

    Examining the overseas experience of language learners in diverse contexts through a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, studies in this volume look at the acquisition of language use, socialization processes, learner motivation, identity and learning strategies. In this way, the volume offers a privileged window into learner experiences... 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...

  • Age and the Rate of Foreign Language Learningby Carmen Munoz

    Channel View Publications 2006; US$ 25.00

    This book examines the various ways in which age affects the process and the product of foreign language learning in a school setting. It presents studies that cover a wide range of topics, from phonetics to learning strategies. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in SLA research, language planning and language teaching. more...