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  • Functional Categories in Learner Languageby Christine Dimroth; Peter Jordens

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 152.00

    Research on spontaneous processes of language acquisition has shown that early learner systems are based on lexical structures. At some point in acquisition this lexical-semantic system is given up in favour of a target-like functional category system. This work deals with the driving forces behind the acquisition of the functional properties... more...

  • Speech Acts Across Culturesby Susan Gass; Joyce Neu

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 65.11

    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...

  • Musik und Sprachprosodieby Simone Falk

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 162.87

    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...

  • Problem Solving in a Foreign Languageby Lena Heine

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 162.87

    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...

  • 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$ 57.55

    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...

  • Gestures in Language Developmentby Marianne Gullberg; Kees de Bot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 120.00

    Gestures are prevalent in communication and tightly linked to language and speech. As such they can shed important light on issues of language development across the lifespan. This volume, originally published as a Special Issue of Gesture Volume 8:2 (2008), brings together studies from different disciplines that examine language development in children... more...

  • Language Acquisition across Linguistic and Cognitive Systemsby Michèle Kail; Maya Hickmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    In this chapter I aim to systematically discuss the various factors that play a role in the second language acquisition processes that finally lead to what is known as ultimate attainment – from a neuro-imaging point of view. Therefore a basic threefold classification into “biological”, “psychological” and “socio-linguistic”... more...