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Title: Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner
Subtitle: Child's Play?
Edited By: Jenefer Philp
Rhonda Oliver
Alison Mackey
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LL%26LT%2023
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 23
Description:

This new volume of work highlights the distinctiveness of child SLA through
a collection of different types of empirical research specific to younger
learners. Characteristics of children's cognitive, emotional, and social
development distinguish their experiences from those of adult L2 learners,
creating intriguing issues for SLA research, and also raising important
practical questions regarding effective pedagogical techniques for learners
of different ages. While child SLA is often typically thought of as simple
(and often enjoyable and universally effortless), in other words, as
"child's play", the complex portraits of young second language learners
which emerge in the 16 papers collected in this book invite the reader to
reconsider the reality for many younger learners. Chapters by
internationally renowned authors together with reports by emerging
researchers describe second and foreign language learning by children
ranging from pre-schoolers to young adolescents, in home and school
contexts, with caregivers, peers, and teachers as interlocutors.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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ISBN-13: 9789027219848
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ISBN-13: 9789027290564
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