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LINGUIST List 19.927

Wed Mar 19 2008

Books: Language Acquisition: Ortega, Byrnes

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        1.    Francesca Filippelli, The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities: Ortega, Byrnes


Message 1: The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities: Ortega, Byrnes
Date: 18-Mar-2008
From: Francesca Filippelli <francesca.filippellitaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities: Ortega, Byrnes
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Title: The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities
Published: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Author: Lourdes Ortega
Author: Heidi Byrnes
Electronic: ISBN: 9781410615329 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780805861730 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 95.00
Abstract:

Researchers and educators routinely call for longitudinal research on
language learning and teaching. The present volume explores the connection
between longitudinal study and advanced language capacities, two
under-researched areas, and proposes an agenda for future research. Five
chapters probe theoretical and methodological reflections about the
longitudinal study of advanced L2 capacities, followed by eight chapters
that report on empirical longitudinal investigations spanning descriptive,
quasi-experimental, qualitative, and quantitative longitudinal
methodologies. In addition, the co-editors offer a detailed introduction to
the volume and a coda chapter in which they explore what it would take to
design systematic research programs for the longitudinal investigation of
advanced L2 capacities. The scholars in this volume collectively make the
argument that second language acquisition research will be the richer,
theoretically and empirically, if a trajectory toward advancedness is part
of its conceptualization right from the beginning and, in reverse, that
advancedness is a particularly interesting acquisitional level at which to
probe contemporary theories associated with the longitudinal study of
language development. Acknowledging that advancedness is increasingly
important in our multicultural societies and globalized world, the central
question explored in the present collection is: How does learning over time
evolve toward advanced capacities in a second language?

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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