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Title: Second Language Learning Theories, Second Edition
Written By: Rosamond Mitchell
Florence Myles
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Description:

Second Language Learning Theories is an introduction to the field of second
language learning for students without a substantial background in
linguistics. Drawing on the expertise of both a specialist in the teaching
of second languages and a linguist specializing in second language
acquisition, this textbook provides an up-to-date introductory survey of
the most active and significant perspectives on the subject.

In this new edition, the authors have revised and updated the text
throughout to reflect the substantial developments that have taken place in
the field in recent years. New studies have been incorporated as examples
and there is more material on work in L2 phonology and lexis, as well as
syntax. The evaluation sections in each chapter have been expanded and
generally the book is rebalanced in favor of newer material.

The first edition quickly established itself as the textbook of choice for
students new to second language learning. The updates and revisions in this
new edition ensure that the book remains as fresh, engaging and useful as
the day it was first published.

Contents:
Second language learning: Key concepts and issues
The recent history of second language learning research
Linguistics and language learning: The universal grammar approach
Cognitive approaches to second language learning
Functional/pragmatic perspectives on second language learning
Input and interaction in second language learning
Socio-cultural perspectives on second language learning
Sociolinguistic perspectives
Conclusion

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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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