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LINGUIST List 24.2544

Fri Jun 21 2013

Books: Sensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment: Granena, Long (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Jun-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Sensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment: Granena, Long (Eds)
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Title: Sensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 35
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/lllt.35

Editor: Gisela Granena
Editor: Mike Long
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272065 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272065 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
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Hardback: ISBN: 9789027213112 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027213112 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
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Paperback: ISBN: 9789027213129 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 30.00
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Research on second language acquisition (SLA) has identified language aptitude
and age of onset (AO), i.e., the age at which learners are first meaningfully
exposed to the L2, as robust predictors of rate of classroom language learning
and level of ultimate L2 attainment in naturalistic settings, respectively. It is not
surprising, therefore, that recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in the
combination of age and aptitude as a powerful explanatory factor in SLA, and
central to a viable SLA theory. The chapters in this volume provide new studies
and reviews of research findings on age effects, bilingualism effects,
maturational constraints and sensitive periods in SLA, the sub-components of
language aptitude and the development of new aptitude measures, the influence
of AO and aptitude in combination on SLA, aptitude-treatment interactions, and
the implications of the research findings for language education policy and
tailored language instruction.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Clinical Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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