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  • An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Researchby Diane Larsen-Freeman; Michael H. Long

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language requirements. This book provides a synthesis of empirical findings... more...

  • Second Language Learningby Michael Sharwood Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    A survey and analysis of second language theory discusses the development of ideas in this expanding area of language studies. It looks at the implications of these ideas and directions for future research. Contains study questions and activities as well as practical guidelines on the use of available research resources. more...

  • Discontinuity in Second Language Acquisitionby Stefano Rastelli

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 45.00

    With a particular focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process and thus that some items might be learned twice, statistically and grammatically. It argues that the switch from one way of learning to another is statistically-driven and grammatically... more...

  • Zweitspracherwerb im Jugendalterby Patrick Grommes; Bernt Ahrenholz

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This compendium of papers on second language acquisition in adolescence is based on a workshop led by the editors that was held at the 2011 conference of the DGFF (German Society for Foreign Language Research). The papers cover a wide range of subjects, including age as a learning factor andassisted second-language acquisition. The volume also provides... more...

  • Manual of Language Acquisitionby Christiane Fäcke

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 280.00

    This manual contains overviews on language acquisition and distinguishes between first- and second-language acquisition. It also deals with Romance languages as foreign languages in the world and with language acquisition in some countries of the Romance-speaking world. This reference work will be helpful for researchers, students, and teachers interested... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...