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Title: Understanding Second Language Acquisition
Written By: Lourdes Ortega
URL: http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Title/9780340905593/Understanding_Second_Language_Acquisition.htm
Series Title: Understanding Language Series
Description:

Understanding Second Language Acquisition provides an approachable but authoritative introduction to this area of linguistics. The basics are carefully explained and there are pointers for further study. In this book, the author concentrates on the essential notions involved rather than arguing for a particular theoretical position.

The book has broad appeal as it offers a balanced treatment of the linguistic, social, psychological and educational dimensions of SLA research. It will be illustrated with examples of English and other languages.

This is the ideal book for both first year students of Applied Linguistics, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to second language learning.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 034090559X
ISBN-13: 9780340905593
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99