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  • 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...

  • Functional Categories in Learner Languageby Peter Jordens; Christine Dimroth

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 168.00

    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 of inflection,... more...

  • Speech Acts Across Culturesby Susan Gass; Joyce Neu

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 70.00

    This book investigates the notion of Speech Acts from a cross-cultural perspective. The starting point for this book is the assumption that speech acts are realized from culture to culture in different ways and that these differences may result in communication difficulties that range from the humorous to the serious. The book deals with methodological... more...

  • Musik und Sprachprosodieby Simone Falk

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    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 book provides... more...

  • Language Learning and Study Abroadby Dr Celeste Kinginger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    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 Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    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 language and... more...

  • The Sociolinguistic Competence of Immersion Studentsby Raymond Mougeon; Terry Nadasdi; Katherine Rehner

    Channel View Publications 2010; US$ 49.95

    Reports the findings of a research project on the acquisition of the native norms of spoken French variation by French immersion students who have learnt their second language primarily in an educational context. This book discusses pedagogical strategies to improve the students' mastery of spoken French variation. 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

    Georgetown University Press 2005; US$ 44.95

    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 possibilities... more...

  • Second Language Learning Theoriesby Florence Myles; Rosamund Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    An introduction to the field of second language learning for students without a substantial background in linguistics, this book provides an up-to-date introductory survey of the most active and significant theoretical perspectives on the subject. more...