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Language acquisition books

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Advances in the Investigation of L3 Phonological Acquisition by Magdalena Wrembel Advances in the Investigation of L3 Phonological Acquisition

This book aims to bridge the gap in investigations into the acquisition of phonology from a multilingual perspective. In order to fully understand this process, the editors present state of the art research into third language (L3) phonology as well...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

Lexical Facility Size, Recognition Speed and Consistency as Dimensions of Second Language Vocabulary Knowledge by Michael Harrington Lexical Facility Size, Recognition Speed and Consistency as Dimensions of Second Language Vocabulary Knowledge

This book examines the simultaneous contribution of learner vocabulary size and speed to second language performance differences across learner levels and settings.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/11/2017

Child Language Acquisition and Development by Matthew Saxton Child Language Acquisition and Development

Presenting the latest thinking and research on how children acquire their first language, this book takes the reader from a standing start to the point where they can engage with key debates and current research in the field of child...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Direct Objects and Language Acquisition by Ana Teresa (University of Toronto) Perez-Leroux, Mihaela (University of Toronto) Pirvulescu, Yves (University of Toron Roberge Direct Objects and Language Acquisition
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This book explores a much-debated area of language acquisition: the omission by young children of direct objects in a sentence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Complexity Theory and Language Development In celebration of Diane Larsen-Freeman by Lourdes (Georgetown University) Ortega Complexity Theory and Language Development In celebration of Diane Larsen-Freeman

This volume is both a state-of-the-art display of current thinking on second language development as a complex system. It is also a tribute to Diane Larsen-Freeman for her decades of intellectual leadership in the academic disciplines of applied linguistics and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Complexity Theory and Language Development In celebration of Diane Larsen-Freeman by Lourdes (Georgetown University) Ortega Complexity Theory and Language Development In celebration of Diane Larsen-Freeman

This volume is both a state-of-the-art display of current thinking on second language development as a complex system. It is also a tribute to Diane Larsen-Freeman for her decades of intellectual leadership in the academic disciplines of applied linguistics and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Children with Specific Language Impairment by Laurence B. (Rachel E. Stark Distinguished Professor, Purdue University) Leonard Children with Specific Language Impairment
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The landmark reference in the field, completely updated: a comprehensive treatment of a disorder that is more prevalent than autism.Children with specific language impairment (SLI) show a significant deficit in spoken language that cannot be attributed to neurological damage, hearing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2017

Language Learner Autonomy Theory, Practice and Research by David Little, Leni Dam, Lienhard Legenhausen Language Learner Autonomy Theory, Practice and Research
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This book combines detailed accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory. Points for discussion encourage readers to relate the argument of each chapter to their own context, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

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Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children Interdependence or Independence? by Raphael Berthele Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children Interdependence or Independence?

This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers and presents the results of quantitative studies that investigate the transfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual language development. Theoretical assumptions are put to the test and assumptions on bilingual...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children Interdependence or Independence? by Raphael Berthele Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children Interdependence or Independence?

This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers and presents the results of quantitative studies that investigate the transfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual language development. Theoretical assumptions are put to the test and assumptions on bilingual...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

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Second Language Acquisition as a Mode-Switching Process An Empirical Analysis of Korean Learners of English by Sooho Song Second Language Acquisition as a Mode-Switching Process An Empirical Analysis of Korean Learners of English

This book analyses processes of mode-switching in second language acquisition as they relate to Korean learners of English.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Lexical Facility Size, Recognition Speed and Consistency as Dimensions of Second Language Vocabulary Knowledge by Michael Harrington Lexical Facility Size, Recognition Speed and Consistency as Dimensions of Second Language Vocabulary Knowledge

This book examines the simultaneous contribution of learner vocabulary size and speed to second language performance differences across learner levels and settings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Sources of Variation in First Language Acquisition Languages, contexts, and learners by Maya (CNRS & Universite de Paris 8) Hickmann Sources of Variation in First Language Acquisition Languages, contexts, and learners

Developmental research has long focused on regularities in language acquisition, minimizing factors that might be responsible for variation. Although researchers are now increasingly concerned with one or another of these factors, this volume brings together research on three different sources...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning by Carol A. Chapelle The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning

The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning presents a comprehensive exploration of the impact of technology on the field of second language learning.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Second Language Acquisition: The Basics by Gregory D. (San Diego State University, USA) Keating Second Language Acquisition: The Basics
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Starting from the premise that language instruction should be informed by how humans learn language, this module on second language acquisition (SLA) aims to provide teachers at any level with a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the key findings about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Salience in Second Language Acquisition by Susan M. (Michigan State University, USA) Gass Salience in Second Language Acquisition
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Salience in Second Language Acquisition brings together contributions from top scholars of second language acquisition (SLA) in a comprehensive volume of the existing literature and current research on salience. In the first book to focus exclusively on this integral topic,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

Salience in Second Language Acquisition by Susan M. (Michigan State University, USA) Gass Salience in Second Language Acquisition
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Salience in Second Language Acquisition brings together contributions from top scholars of second language acquisition (SLA) in a comprehensive volume of the existing literature and current research on salience. In the first book to focus exclusively on this integral topic,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Social Environment and Cognition in Language Development Studies in honor of Ayhan Aksu-Koc by F. Nihan (Istanbul Bilgi University) Ketrez Social Environment and Cognition in Language Development Studies in honor of Ayhan Aksu-Koc

Language development is driven by multiple factors involving both the individual child and the environments that surround the child. The chapters in this volume highlight several such factors as potential contributors to developmental change, including factors that examine the role...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Approaches to Hungarian Volume 15: Papers from the 2015 Leiden Conference by Aniko Liptak Approaches to Hungarian Volume 15: Papers from the 2015 Leiden Conference

This volume contains a selection of papers from the 12th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (Leiden, 2015). The contributions cover a wide range of topics and their significance in generative theorizing.The papers about morphosyntax focus on the formation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Contextualizing College ESL Classroom Praxis A Participatory Approach to Effective Instruction by Lawrence N. Berlin Contextualizing College ESL Classroom Praxis A Participatory Approach to Effective Instruction

Contextualizing College ESL Classroom Praxis: A Participatory Approach to Effective Instruction provides pre-service and in-service teachers with a model for engaging in effective instruction with the variety of students encountered in college English as a second language or foreign language...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Autonomous Language Learning with Technology Beyond the Classroom by Chun Lai Autonomous Language Learning with Technology Beyond the Classroom

This book looks beyond the classroom, and focuses on out-of-class autonomous use of technology for language learning, discussing the theoretical frameworks, key findings and critical issues. The proliferation of digital language learning resources and tools is forcing language education into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

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