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  • Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learningby Ocke-Schwen Bohn; Murray J. Munro

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    The notion of phonetic segment, phone and phoneme are closely related and all are intuitively appealing. At least one of them seems like the right description for speech. But all those who report these intuitions happen to be people who learned to write using a phonetic alphabet in early childhood. Speech is difficult to attend to because of its rapidity,... more...

  • Learning a Second Language through Interactionby Rod Ellis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 165.00

    This book examines different theoretical perspectives on the role that interaction plays in second language acquisition. The principal perspectives are those afforded by the Interaction Hypothesis, Socio-Cultural Theory and the Levels of Processing model. Interaction is, therefore, defined broadly; it is seen as involving both intermental and intramental... more...

  • The Lexicon?Syntax Interface in Second Language Acquisitionby Roeland van Hout; Aafke Hulk; Folkert Kuiken; Richard J. Towell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    Second language acquisition has to integrate the totality of the SLA process, which includes both the learning of the core syntax of a language and the learning of the lexical items that have to be incorporated into that syntax. But these two domains involve different kinds of learning. Syntax is learnt through a process of implementing a particular... more...

  • Memory, Psychology and Second Language Learningby Mick Randall

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    This book explores the contributions that cognitive linguistics and psychology, including neuropsychology, have made to the understanding of the way that second languages are processed and learnt. It examines areas of phonology, word recognition and semantics, examining ?bottom-up? decoding processes as compared with ?top-down? processes as they affect... more...

  • Narrative Development in a Multilingual Contextby Ludo Verhoeven; Sven Strömqvist

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 188.00

    In this volume, the results of a number of empirical studies of the development of narrative construction within a multilingual context are presented and discussed. It is explored what operating principles underlie the process of narrative production in L1 and L2. Developmental relations between form and function will be studied across a broad range... more...

  • Paths of Development in L1 and L2 acquisitionby Sharon Unsworth; Teresa Parodi; Antonella Sorace; Martha Young-Scholten

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00

    The main focus of generative language development research in recent decades has been the logical problem of language acquisition - how learners go beyond the input to acquire complex linguistic knowledge. This collection deals with the complementary issue of the developmental problem of language acquisition: How do learners move from one developmental... more...

  • Phonology and Second Language Acquisitionby Jette G. Hansen Edwards; Mary L. Zampini

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    This volume is a collection of 13 chapters, each devoted to a particular issue that is crucial to our understanding of the way learners acquire, learn, and use an L2 sound system. In addition, it spans both theory and application in L2 phonology. The book is divided into three parts, with each section unified by broad thematic content: Part I, ?Theoretical... more...

  • Planning and Task Performance in a Second Languageby Rod Ellis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    The last decade has seen a growing body of research investigating various aspects of L2 learners? performance of tasks. This book focuses on one task implementation variable: planning. It considers theories of how opportunities to plan a task affect performance and tests claims derived from these theories in a series of empirical studies. The book... more...

  • Precursors of Functional Literacyby Ludo Verhoeven; Carsten Elbro; Pieter Reitsma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00

    The purpose of this volume is to present recent research in the field of the acquisition of functional literacy and its precursors. The volume aims to capture the state of the art in this rapidly expanding field. An attempt is made to clarify the vague and often inconsistent definitions of functional literacy from the perspective of development. Cognitive,... more...

  • Representational Deficits in SLAby Neal Snape; Yan-kit Ingrid Leung; Michael Sharwood Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    The main focus of this collection is to explore the question of ?representational deficits? in second language acquisition, currently a much-debated topic. The volume is intended as a tribute to Roger Hawkins, a leading scholar in generative second language acquisition, whose research has been devoted to explaining lack of native-like success in terms... more...