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  • 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$ 196.00

    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... 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...

  • Beliefs about SLAby Paula Kalaja; Barcelos A.M. Ferreira

    Springer 2006; US$ 59.95

    A collection of articles, which illustrates work on beliefs about SLA, drawing on the thinking of (educational) philosophers and (discursive) psychologists, including Dewey, Bakhtin, Vygotsky, and Potter. It gives accounts of starting points, definitions, methods of data collection and analysis, main findings and implications for further research. more...

  • Corpora in Language Acquisition Researchby Heike Behrens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 128.00

    Corpus research forms the backbone of research on children's language development. Leading researchers in the field present a survey on the history of data collection, different types of data, and the treatment of methodological problems. Morphologically and syntactically parsed corpora allow for the concise explorations of formal phenomena, the quick... more...

  • Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Processability Theoryby Manfred Pienemann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    Seven years ago Manfred Pienemann proposed a novel psycholinguistic theory of language development, Processability Theory (PT). This volume examines the typological plausibility of PT. Focusing on the acquisition of Arabic, Chinese and Japanese the authors demonstrate the capacity of PT to make detailed and verifiable predictions about the developmental... more...

  • Current Trends in Child Second Language Acquisitionby Belma Haznedar; Elena Gavruseva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This volume presents recent generative research on the nature of grammars of child second language (L2) acquirers -- a learner population whose exposure to an L2 occurs between the ages of 4 to 8. The main goal is to define child L2 acquisition in relation to other types of acquisition such as child monolingual and bilingual acquisition, adult L2 acquisition,... more...

  • The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanishby M. Rafael Salaberry

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 158.00

    This book presents an extended analysis of the development of L2 Spanish past tense morphology among L1 English-speaking learners. The study addresses three major questions: (1) what is the developmental pattern of acquisition of past tense verbal morphology among tutored learners? (2) what are the relevant factors that may account for the particular... more...

  • The Development of Prosodic Structure in Early Wordsby Mitsuhiko Ota

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    This monograph addresses three basic questions regarding the development of word-internal prosodic structure: How much of the phonological structure of early words is regulated by the same constituents and principles that govern the organization of prosodic structure of mature grammar? Why do early words diverge from the adult targets in shape and... more...