Editor: Margaret A. DuFon, California State University, Chico
Editor: Eton Churchill, Kanagawa University Yokohama
Paperback: ISBN: 1853598518 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853598518 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 54.95
Key Features: - Includes studies on learners in a variety of contexts that investigate the study abroad experience through diverse theoretical frameworks - Useful for graduate students and advanced researchers investigating second language acquisition and socialisation - Also useful for educators involved in study abroad programs
Summary: Examining the overseas experience of language learners in diverse contexts through a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, studies in this volume look at the acquisition of language use, socialization processes, learner motivation, identity and learning strategies. In this way, the volume offers a privileged window into learner experiences abroad while addressing current concerns central to second language acquisition.
Review: "Illustrating diverse approaches to the study of language socialization and acquisition, this volume will surely become a key reference for applied linguistics research on education abroad, the most celebrated and least understood among environments for language learning."
Professor Celeste Kinginger, Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies & Department of French and Francophone Studies, Pennsylvania State University