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  • Syntactic Developmentby William O'Grady

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 43.00

    Syntactic Development presents a broad critical survey of the research literature on child language development. Giving balanced coverage to both theoretical and empirical issues, William O'Grady constructs an up-to-date picture of how children acquire the syntax of English. Part 1 offers an overview of the developmental data pertaining to a range... more...

  • Input Matters in SLAby Thorsten Piske; Martha Young-scholten

    Channel View Publications 2008; US$ 59.95

    This volume bridges the knowledge gap between second language acquisition researchers and second language pedagogy professionals in its focus on a topic of mutual interest: input. The reader-friendly contributions from seasoned researchers including Stephen Krashen, Bill VanPatten and new voices offer a wide range of existing and new perspectives on... more...

  • Language Development Over the Lifespanby Kees de Bot; Robert W. Schrauf

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 69.95

    Language Development Over the Lifespan is a reference resource for those conducting research on language development and the aging process, and a supplementary textbook for courses in applied linguistics/bilingualism programs that focus on language attrition/aging and adult literacy development in second languages.  It offers an integrative approach... more...

  • First Language Acquisitionby Eve V. Clark

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    This edition of Eve Clark's highly successful textbook focuses on children's acquisition of a first language. more...

  • The Acquisition of Finitenessby Elma Blom

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 141.14

    The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties... more...

  • Meaning in the Second Languageby Roumyana Slabakova

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 173.73

    Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...

  • The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Contextby Vera Regan; Martin Howard; Isabelle Lemee

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 44.95

    Drawing on cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of a range of sociolinguistic variables in L2 French, this volume explores the relationship between 'study abroad' and the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation patterns by the advanced second language learner. more...

  • Lexical Processing in Second Language Learnersby Tess Fitzpatrick; Andy Barfield

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 49.95

    Presents studies of second language vocabulary research. This title address various aspects of L2 lexical processing and explore different models of acquisition, processing and storage. more...

  • Language Talent and Brain Activityby Grzegorz Dogil; Susanne Maria Reiterer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.87

    The series Trends in Applied Linguistics meets the challenges of the rapidly growing field of applied linguistics. In a very broad sense, applied linguistics is understood by focusing on the application of theoretical linguistics to current problems arising in different contexts of human society. Given the interdisciplinary character... more...

  • The Emergence of Languageby Brian MacWhinney

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 93.95

    For nearly four centuries, our understanding of human development has been controlled by the debate between nativism and empiricism. Nowhere has the contrast between these apparent alternatives been sharper than in the study of language acquisition. However, as more is learned about the details of language learning, it is found that neither nativism... more...