This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
An introduction to all aspects of second language acquisition research where it relates to practical language teaching and the classroom. This second edition has been enlarged and thoroughly updated in the light of new research. The author lays greater emphasis on the implications of SL. A research for the classroom and a wider range of research is taken into account. There are exercises and expanded sections at chapter ends offering tips for teachers approaching second language acquisition for the first time.