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Books: Applied Ling:Portraits of the L2 User

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  1. kathryn, Portraits of the L2 User by Vivian Cook (ed.)

Message 1: Portraits of the L2 User by Vivian Cook (ed.)

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 11:38:11 +0000
From: kathryn <>
Subject: Portraits of the L2 User by Vivian Cook (ed.)

Title: Portraits of the L2 User
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Book URL:
Editor: Vivian Cook 

Hardback: ISBN: 1853595845, Pages: 304, Price: £59.95 / US$89.95 / CAN$119.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853595837, Pages: 304, Price: £24.95 / US$39.95 / CAN$49.95

Edited by Vivian Cook (University of Essex)


Provides a unique overview of second language acquisition, theories,
results and methods, related to a common theme. Serves as an
introduction to current SLA research and as an account of the L2
user. Intended for students and researchers working with second
language use and acquisition in psychology, SLA research,
bilingualism, linguistics and language teaching

Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in
their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a
range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics
about L2 users. It thus provides an innovative overview of
current second language acquisition theories, results and methods,
seen from a common perspective.

1. Background to the Second Language User Perspective, Vivian Cook 
( University of Essex)
2. Lexical Representation and Lexical Processing in the
Second Language User, Annette de Groot (University of Amsterdam)
3. The Phonology of the Second Language User, Roy Major
(University of Arizona)
4. A Minimalist Approach to the Second
Language Solves a Dilemma of Universal Grammar, Suzanne Flynn
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Barbara Lust (Cornell
5. Development of Second Language Functional Use, Clive Perdue 
(University of Paris)
6. Cognitive Processes of Second Language Users, Ellen Bialystok 
(York University)
7. Portrait of the Bilingual Child, Fred Genesee
(McGill University)
8. The Neurolinguistics of Bilingual Language
Users, Franco Fabbro (Istituto Scientifico Medea, Italy)
9. Individual Differences on Second
Language Fluency: The Effect of Neurobiological Correlates, Jean-Marc
Dewaele (Birkbeck College, London)
1tests. Self-assessments and Perceptions, Kees de Bot and Madeleine
Hulsen (University of Nijmegen)
11. Poststructuralist
Approaches to the Study of Social Factors in Second Language Learning
and Use, Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)
12. Second Language Learner's Rights, Francisco Gomes-de-Matos 
(Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil)
13. Language Teaching Methodology and the L2 User Perspective, Vivian Cook 
(University of Essex)


After writing EFL course-books, Vivian Cook concentrated on
linguistics and language learning in books such as Chomsky's Universal
Grammar and Second Language Learning and Language Teaching. His
current interest is developing the concept of multi-competence and
applying it to the design of language teaching materials. He was
founding President of the European Second Language Association

Second Language Acquisition 1 May 2002 
Format 210 x148 viii + 304pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-584-5 £59.95 / US$89.95 / CAN$119.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-583-7 £24.95 / US$39.95 / CAN$49.95
Lingfield(s): Applied Linguistics 

Written In: English 

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