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  • 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...

  • Becoming a Word Learnerby Roberta Michnick Golinkoff; Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek; Lois Bloom; Linda B. Smith; Amanda L. Woodward

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 64.99

    A debate on lexical acquisition by some of the most prominent and influential psychologists in the area of language development. In the final commentary chapter, an exchange between competing colleagues sharpens differences and, in some cases, brings consensus. more...

  • The Acquisition of Complex Sentencesby Holger Diessel

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    Provides a comprehensive account of how children acquire complex sentences. more...

  • Intercultural Language Use and Language Learningby Eva Alcon Soler; Maria Pilar Safont Jorda

    Springer 2007; US$ 59.95

    Attempts to address an issue that deserves further attention on the part of language acquisition researchers. This volume brings together three main research areas: those of the study of English as a lingua franca, the development of communicative competence, and the use and acquisition of a language beyond a second one in instructed contexts. more...

  • Second Language Lexical Processesby Z. Lengyel; J. Navracsics

    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...

  • At the same Barbara Schmiedtová

    De Gruyter Mouton 2004; US$ 196.00

    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 in general,... more...

  • Understanding Second Language Processby ZhaoHong Han

    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...

  • Foreign Language Inputby Rebekah Rast

    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...