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LINGUIST List 16.3662

Thu Dec 22 2005

Books: Language Acquisition: Wootton/Saville-Troike

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.    Joyce Reid, Interaction and the Development of Mind: Wootton
        2.    Joyce Reid, Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Saville-Troike


Message 1: Interaction and the Development of Mind: Wootton
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Interaction and the Development of Mind: Wootton


Title: Interaction and the Development of Mind
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics, 15
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521022668

Author: A. J. Wootton
Paperback: ISBN: 0521022665 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521022665 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Abstract:

This study identifies key mechanisms through which a young child operates
with external knowledge in her immediate social context. Central to this is
the child's capacity to draw on discourse-based understandings which have
become evident in prior interaction. These understandings are shown to
inform and shape various aspects of the child's behaviour, notably request
selection, the emergence of new request forms and various kinds of child
distress, and they form the 'context' to which the child's actions come to
be increasingly sensitive. In contrast to studies which analyse development
under different headings, such as language, emotions and cognition, Tony
Wootton links these aspects in his examination of the state of
understanding which exists at any given moment in interaction. The result
is a distinctive social constructivist approach to children's development.

"...makes for fascinating reading." Claire Kramsch, Studies in 2nd
Language Acquisition

1. Overview of arguments and procedures;
2. Requesting at 12-24 months: an overview;
3. Imperatives and sequential knowledge;
4. Distressing incidents;
5. The emergence of two request forms;
6. General skills involved in early requesting;
References;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17621


Message 2: Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Saville-Troike
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Saville-Troike


Title: Introducing Second Language Acquisition
Series Title: Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521794077

Author: Muriel Saville-Troike
Hardback: ISBN: 0521790867 Pages: 350 Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521790867 Pages: 350 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521794072 Pages: 350 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521794072 Pages: 350 Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Abstract:

Written for students encountering the topic for the first time, this is a
clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition (SLA). It
explains in non-technical language how a second language is acquired; what
the second language learner needs to know; and why some learners are more
successful than others. The textbook introduces in a step-by-step fashion a
range of fundamental concepts - such as SLA in adults and children, in
formal and informal learning contexts, and in diverse socio-cultural
settings - and takes an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to
consider SLA from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives. Each
chapter contains a list of key terms, a summary, and a range of graded
exercises suitable for self-testing or class discussion. Providing a solid
foundation in SLA, this book is set to become the leading introduction to
the field for students of linguistics, psychology, and education, and
trainee language teachers.

1. Introducing Second Language Acquisition
2. Foundations of Second Language Acquisition
3. The linguistics of Second Language Acquisition
4. The psychology of Second Language Acquisition
5. Social contexts of Second Language Acquisition
6. Acquiring knowledge for L2 use
7. L2 learning and teaching


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17645


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Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springeronline.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 






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