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  • Rationality and the Literate Mindby Roy Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    In this volume, Harris challenges the received mainstream opinion that reason is an intrinsic property of the human mind, and argues that the whole Western conception of rational thought, from Classical Greece down to modern symbolic logic, is a by-product of the way literacy developed in European cultures. more...

  • Syntactic Developmentby William O'Grady

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • First Language Acquisitionby Eve V. Clark

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 41.00

    First published in 2009, this edition of Eve Clark's highly successful textbook focuses on children's acquisition of a first language. 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, as well as 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... more...

  • Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Selfby Zoltán Dörnyei; Ema Ushioda

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 69.95

    With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive anthology of conceptual and empirical papers describing the latest developments in L2 motivation research that involves the reframing of motivation in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity. 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...

  • The Acquisition of Finitenessby Elma Blom

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 133.00

    The book provides a theoretical and empirical evaluation of a field that has been the focus of generative theories on language acquisition: the acquisition of finiteness and related properties such as root infinitives, verb movement and null subjects. It contains a critical empirical assessment of the various hypotheses, lists the implications for... more...

  • Meaning in the Second Languageby Roumyana Slabakova

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    The book examines which linguistic properties are hard and which are easy to acquire when learning a second language. The Bottleneck Hypothesis is proposed, which states that inflectional morphemes and their features present the most formidable challenge to learners, while syntax and phrasal semantics pose less difficulty. The numerous empirical studies... more...

  • Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in Second Language Learning, Testing and Teachingby Rod Ellis; Shawn Loewen

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 40.00

    The implicit/explicit distinction is central to our understanding of the nature of L2 acquisition. This book begins with an account of how this distinction applies to L2 learning, knowledge and instruction. It then reports a series of studies describing the development of a battery of tests providing relatively discrete measurements of L2 explicit/... 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...