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  • Speech Acts Across Culturesby Susan Gass; Joyce Neu

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 63.64

    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 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...

  • Problem Solving in a Foreign Languageby Lena Heine

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 159.18

    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... more...

  • Musik und Sprachprosodieby Simone Falk

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 159.18

    This study is the first to examine the prosodic structure of everyday sung language and its relevance for language acquisition. Using extensive authentic recordings in German, Russian and French, the author demonstrates how language and music interact with each other and how singing promotes small children?s acquisition of language. The... more...

  • Language Learning and Study Abroadby Dr Celeste Kinginger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Study abroad is often seen as a crucial dimension of language learning - developing communicative proficiency, language awareness, and intercultural competence. The author provides an overview and assessment of research on language learning in study abroad settings, reviewing the advantages and constraints of perspectives adopted in this research. 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...

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

    Georgetown University Press 2005; US$ 46.95

    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... more...

  • Beliefs About SLAby P. Kalaja; A.M. Ferreira Barcelos

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 56.25

    This edited collection of articles illustrates more recent work on beliefs about SLA, drawing on the thinking of (educational) philosophers and (discursive) psychologists, including Dewey, Bakhtin, Vygotsky, and Potter. The data for these reports have been collected by a variety of means, e.g., narratives, diary/journal entries, interviews, completion... more...

  • Child Second Language Acquisitionby Sonia Rocca

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    As one of the first books in child second language acquisition (SLA), this book focuses on the core area of tense-aspect morphology, reporting on three L1-Italian children learning L2 English vs. three L1-English children learning L2 Italian. An innovative longitudinal/bidirectional research design, where two languages represent both source and target,... more...

  • Connected Wordsby Paul Meara

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 49.95

    What words come into your head when you think of SUN? For native English speakers, the most common responses are MOON, SHINE and HOT, and about half of all native speaker responses to SUN are covered by these three words. L2 English speakers are much less obliging, and produce patterns of association that are markedly different from those produced... more...