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Title: The Effects of the Second Language on the First
Edited By: Vivian James Cook
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

This book looks at changes in the first language of people who know a second language, thus seeing L2 users as people in their own right differing from the monolingual in both first and second languages. It presents theories and research that investigate the first language of second language users from a variety of perspectives including vocabulary, pragmatics, cognition, and syntax and using a variety of linguistic and psychological models.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853596337
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 268
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853596329
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 268
Prices: £21.95/US$35.95/CAN$49.95