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  • Second Language Acquisition and Task-Based Language Teachingby Mike Long

    Wiley 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book offers an in-depth explanation of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the methods necessary to implement it in the language classroom successfully. Combines a survey of theory and research in instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) with insights from language teaching and the philosophy of education Details best practice for... more...

  • Language in Interactionby Inbal Arnon; Marisa Casillas; Chigusa Kurumada; Bruno Estigarribia

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    It is generally assumed that adults learn how to talk with children in a special style called child-directed speech. But this cannot be the whole story. Each child’s ability to speak and understand is a moving target, changing yearly, weekly, even daily. How could adults adapt to these changes? Evidence shows that in conversation both adults... more...

  • Motivation and Foreign Language Learningby David Lasagabaster; Aintzane Doiz; Juan Manuel Sierra

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    The chapter approaches motivation from a practitioners’ perspective and tries to illustrate how motivational theories can help language teachers working in higher education to gain deeper insights into students’ learning behavior. Particular attention is paid to the importance of setting challenging short-term goals and providing ample... more...

  • Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisitionby Shawn Loewen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), defined as any type of learning that occurs as a result of the manipulating the process and conditions of second language acquisition.... more...

  • Measuring L2 Proficiencyby Pascale Leclercq; Amanda Edmonds

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    The creation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has given rise to interest and debate among policy makers, testers, teachers and researchers alike in the reliability and feasibility of the assessment of second language (L2) proficiency. This volume brings together concrete ideas on identifying and measuring L2 proficiency... more...

  • An Introduction to Child Language Developmentby Susan H Foster-Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This volume introduces the field of child language development studies, and presents hypotheses in an accessible, largely non-technical language, aiming to demonstrate the relationship between these hypotheses and interpretations of data. It makes the assumption that having a theory of language development is as important as having reliable data about... more...

  • Language, Literacy, and Learning in STEM Educationby Mary Jane Curry; David I. Hanauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    There is increasing pressure for STEM education to reform in the direction of student-centered learning approaches, active learning, interdisciplinarity, and data-driven evaluations and assessments of student learning. These requirements derive from the need for STEM education to facilitate economic development, national health, technological innovation,... more...

  • Multilingual Cognition and Language Useby Luna Filipovic; Martin Pütz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Set in the context of bilingualism in Māori and English, this chapter discusses the interpretation of novel English compounds as right or left-headed. The aim is to report evidence of structural transfer in bilinguals on the level of word formation. In accordance with Grosjean (2012), this study provides evidence for structural transfer when bilinguals... more...

  • Reading for Learningby Maria Nikolajeva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional... more...

  • The Acquisition of Syntaxby Marc-Ariel Friedemann; Luigi Rizzi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This volume contains a collection of studies that survey recent research in developmental linguistics, illustrating the fruitful interaction between comparative syntax and language acquisition. The contributors each analyse a well defined range of acquisition data, aiming to derive them from primitive differences between child and adult grammar. The... more...