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Title: Second Language Acquisition Abroad
Subtitle: The LDS Missionary Experience
Edited By: Lynne Hansen
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/sibil.45
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism 45
Description:

This volume brings together for the first time a collection of studies devoted to
missionary language learning and retention. Introductory chapters provide
historical perspectives on this population and on language teaching philosophy
and practice in the LDS tradition. The empirical studies which follow are divided
into two sections, the first examining mission language acquisition by English-
speaking missionaries abroad, the second focusing on post-mission language
attrition. These chapters by internationally known scholars offer cutting-edge
research using a number of different target languages in addressing various
issues in second language development. Finally, a comprehensive bibliography
of sources on mission languages is included. The readership of this pioneering
work is expected to extend beyond specialists in study abroad and missionary
language training to a broader audience of applied linguists, educators, and
students interested in language acquisition and attrition. In addition, the book
offers useful insights to adults who want to maintain a second language.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027281661
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027241863
Prices: U.K. £ 90.00
Europe EURO 95.40
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