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Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date February 10, 2014
Pages 274
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780470658031
ISBN-10 0470658037
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.75 by 10.25 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $102.95
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Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices represents a clear and concise introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topic for the first time.

  • Follows six fictitious language learners throughout the text whose stories serve to introduce various concepts and issues
  • Contains specific chapters on first language acquisition and bilingualism, as well as explicit references to the most recent and important research
  • Covers key topics including acquisition contexts, theoretical perspectives, language teaching methods, second language development, and individual differences (such as age, aptitude, and motivation)
  • Grabs student attention with lighthearted cartoons that illustrate and reinforce key ideas
  • Features a full range of pedagogical tools to aid student learning, including “language learning in practice” textboxes; bolded new terms defined in the margins; an end-of-book glossary; self-assessment and classroom discussion questions; exercise and project ideas; and further online viewing sections


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Hardcover
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from Blackwell Pub (February 10, 2014)
9780470658031 | details & prices | 274 pages | 7.75 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $102.95
About: Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices represents a clear and concise introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topic for the first time.
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Paperback
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from Blackwell Pub (February 10, 2014)
9780470658048 | details & prices | 274 pages | 7.50 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $37.95
About: Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices represents a clear and concise introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topic for the first time.

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