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LINGUIST List 22.2640

Fri Jun 24 2011

Books: Lang Acquisition/Applied Ling/Cog Sci/Socioling: Atkinson (Ed)

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        1.     Tara Thomas , Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition: Atkinson (Ed)

Message 1: Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition: Atkinson (Ed)
Date: 22-Jun-2011
From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition: Atkinson (Ed)
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Title: Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415549257/

Editor: Dwight Atkinson
Electronic: ISBN: 9780203830932 Pages: 196 Price: U.S. $ 36.95
Electronic: ISBN: 9780203830932 Pages: 196 Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415549240 Pages: 196 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415549240 Pages: 196 Price: U.S. $ 130.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415549257 Pages: 196 Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415549257 Pages: 196 Price: U.S. $ 36.95
Abstract:

This volume presents six alternative approaches to studying second
language acquisition - 'alternative' in the sense that they contrast with and/or
complement the cognitivism pervading the field. All six approaches -
sociocultural, complexity theory, conversation-analytic, identity, language
socialization, and sociocognitive - are described according to the same set
of six headings, allowing for direct comparison across approaches.

Each chapter is authored by leading advocates for the approach described:
James Lantolf for the sociocultural approach; Diane Larsen-Freeman for the
complexity theory approach; Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner for the
conversation-analytic approach; Bonny Norton and Carolyn McKinney for the
identity approach; Patricia Duff and Steven Talmy for the language
socialization approach and Dwight Atkinson for the sociocognitive approach.

Introductory and commentary chapters round out this volume. The editor's
introduction describes the significance of alternative approaches to SLA
studies given its strongly cognitivist orientation. Lourdes Ortega's
commentary considers the six approaches from an 'enlightened traditional'
perspective on SLA studies - a viewpoint which is cognitivist in
orientation but broad enough to give serious and balanced consideration to
alternative approaches.

This volume is essential reading in the field of second language acquisition.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Discipline of Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Language Acquisition
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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