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  • Speech Acts Across Culturesby Susan Gass; Joyce Neu

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 84.00

    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$ 210.00

    Wo liegen die Schnittstellen von Sprache und Musik? Kann Gesang prosodische Merkmale der Sprache transportieren? Ist er ein wichtiger Faktor für Kinder im frühen Spracherwerb? Diese Fragen stehen im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches, das erstmals die Prosodie alltäglicher gesungener Sprache untersucht. Im Vergleich der Sprachen Deutsch, Französisch... more...

  • Problem Solving in a Foreign Languageby Lena Heine

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • 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$ 62.64

    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...

  • Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmaticsby Anne Barron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 188.00

    Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics provides readers with a much-needed insight into the development of pragmatic competence, an area of research long neglected in interlanguage pragmatics. The longitudinal investigation which provides the basic material for this book consists of a corpus of requests, offers and refusals of offers elicited from... more...

  • The Acquisition of Diminutivesby Ineta Savickiene; Wolfgang U. Dressler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This chapter explores the hypothesis that diminutive usage in child-directed speech may provide multiple benefits for language acquisition. We summarize a series of experiments that exposed naïve English-speaking adults to Dutch or Russian diminutives, and tested their ability to isolate words in fluent speech or acquire gender categories. Across studies,... more...

  • The Acquisition of Direct Object Scrambling and Clitic Placementby Jeannette C. Schaeffer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 143.00

    This book offers a new contribution to the debate concerning the “real time acquisition” of grammar in First Language Acquisition Theory. It combines detailed and quantitative observations of object placement in Dutch and Italian child language with an analysis that makes use of the Modularity Hypothesis. Real time development is explained... more...