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- 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...
- Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 39.95
Contains studies on second language lexical processes based on the findings by authors mostly from Central Europe. Questions of integration, storage, vocabulary acquisition and assessment, word retrieval, and lexical access are the focus of the studies, which include reference to language users from Finno-Ugric and Slavic language backgrounds. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 56.03
language-specific competence within the acquisitional process. Together with the focus on acquisition of the verb and its grammar research in this domain provides a fruitful basis for discussion. The maturation model of language acquisition assumes that UG becomes the language specific grammar over time and that UG is entirely available only up until... more...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 169.12
The study endeavors a detailed and systematic classification of linguistic simultaneity expressions. Further, it aims at a well described survey of how simultaneity is expressed by native speakers in their own language. On the basis of real production data the book answers the questions of how native speakers express temporal simultaneity... more...
- De Gruyter 2005; US$ 190.26
This book gives an overview of current research on instructed second language acquisition (ISLA). Data-based studies included in this book deal with the acquisition of specific linguistic phenomena (e.g., verb and noun morphology, lexicon, clause structures) in a range of target languages (e.g., English, French, German, Russian) from... more...
- Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 44.95
Assembles 11 analytical and empirical studies on the process of second language acquisition, probing an array of issues, from transfer appropriate processing to L2 default processing strategies, among hearing or deaf learners of a variety of target languages including English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, and American Sign Language. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2008; US$ 54.95
This book presents the most comprehensive study to date of the starting point of second language acquisition. With its focus on the language input that learners receive and what they do with this input, the study sheds light on questions still unanswered in second language acquisition literature, such as what knowledge is brought to the acquisition... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00
This volume brings together contributions by leading researchers of the social interactional and socio-cultural approaches to language learning and teaching. It provides both an introduction to this important growth point and also an overview of cutting edge research, covering a wide range of language learning and teaching contexts. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 42.00
Vocabulary richness, including lexical diversity and use of rare words, has an important role in assessing proficiency, diagnosing progress and testing theory in the study of language development. This book reviews different methods for quantifying how vocabulary is deployed in spontaneous speech and writing, before introducing an alternative approach... more...