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Understanding Second Language Acquisition
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hodder Education
Publication date January 28, 2009
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780340905593
ISBN-10 034090559X
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.18 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $44.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, after the first language --in the case of monolinguals-- or languages --in the case of bilinguals-- have already been acquired. Understanding Second Language Acquisition offers a wide-encompassing survey of this burgeoning field, its accumulated findings and proposed theories, its developed research paradigms, and its pending questions for the future. The book zooms in and out of universal, individual, and social forces, in each case evaluating the research findings that have been generated across diverse naturalistic and formal contexts for second language acquisition. It assumes no background in SLA and provides helpful chapter-by-chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.
Ideal as a textbook for students of applied linguistics, foreign language education, TESOL, and education, it is also recommended for students of linguistics, developmental psycholinguistics, psychology, and cognitive science.

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from Hodder Education (January 28, 2009)
9780340905593 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $44.95
About: Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years.

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