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  • Not Like a Native Speakerby Rey Chow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished state of affairs, this lingering historical experience of being caught among unequal languages, is the subject of Rey Chow's book. A... more...

  • Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisitionby Natasha Tokowicz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition provides a comprehensive overview of research on second language lexical processing, integrating converging research and perspectives from Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. The book begins by introducing the dominant issues addressed by research in the field in cognitive science... more...

  • Testing Second Language Speakingby Glenn Fulcher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The testing and assessment of second language learners is an essential part of the language learning process. Glenn Fulcher's Testing Second Language Speaking is a state-of-the-art volume that considers the assessment of speaking from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The book offers the first systematic, comprehensive and up-to-date... more...

  • The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Languageby J. Charles Alderson; Eeva-Leena Haapakangas; Ari Huhta; Lea Nieminen; Riikka Ullakonoja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Diagnosis of Reading in a Second or Foreign Language explores the implications of language assessment research on classroom-based assessment practices by providing an in-depth look at the little-examined field of diagnosis in second and foreign language reading. This volume examines the development of second and foreign language reading and... more...

  • Motivational Dynamics in Language Learningby Zoltán Dörnyei; Peter D. MacIntyre

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This landmark volume offers a collection of conceptual papers and empirical research studies that investigate the dynamics of language learning motivation from a complex dynamic systems perspective. The contributors include some of the most well-established scholars from three continents, all addressing the question of how we can understand motivation... more...

  • 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...