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Wed Dec 4 2002

Books: Language Acquisition: Leather, Van Dam (eds)

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  1. renee.deboo, Ecology of Language Acquisition: Leather, Van Dam (eds)

Message 1: Ecology of Language Acquisition: Leather, Van Dam (eds)

Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 05:17:47 +0000
From: renee.deboo <>
Subject: Ecology of Language Acquisition: Leather, Van Dam (eds)

Title: Ecology of Language Acquisition
Series Title: Educational Linguistics
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Jonathan Leather, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Editor: Jet Van Dam, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Hardback: ISBN: 1402010176, Pages: 250, Price: USD 88 / EUR 92 / GBP

While most research on language acquisition continues to consider the
individual primarily in closed-system terms, Ecology of Language
Acquisition emphasizes the emergence of linguistic development through
children's and learners' interactions with their environment -
spatial, social, cultural, educational, and so on - bringing to light
commonalities between primary language development, child and adult
second-language learning, and language acquisition by robots. Such a
situated, context-responsive perspective on acquisition is able to
interrelate insights from a variety of paradigms and disciplines while
avoiding unjustifiable appeals to normativity. The theoretical and
empirical studies presented here challenge a number of dominant ideas
in language acquisition theory and mark an important new research
orientation. This work should be of interest to language acquisition
researchers and professionals in a wide range of specialisms.

Contents & Contributors

Notes on the Authors. 
1. Towards an ecology of language acquisition; 
	J. Leather, J. van Dam. 
2. Critical realism, ecological psychology, and imagined communities:
 foundations for a naturalist theory of language acquisition;
	M. Fettes. 
3. A tale of two computer classrooms: the ecology of project-based
	L. van Lier. 
4. From joint attention to language acquisition: how infants learn to
 control others' behavior;
	H. Kozima, A. Ito. 
5. Beyond cognitive determination: interactionism in the acquisition
 of spatial semantics;
	J. Zlatev. 
6. Language socialization in children's religious education: the
 discursive and affective construction of identity;
	A.P. Baquedano-L�pez. 
7. An integrational linguistic view of coming into language:
 reflexivity and metonymy;
	M. Toolan. 
8. The ecology of an SLA community in a computer-mediated environment;
	Wan Shun Eva Lam, C. Kramsch. 
9. Robot babies: what can they teach us about language acquisition? 
	D. Powers. 
10. Borrowing words: appropriations in child second language
	G. Pallotti. 
11. Language acquisition behind the scenes: collusion and play in
 educational settings;
	J. van Dam. 

Lingfield(s): Language Acquisition
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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