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Title: Second Language Learning Theories
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781444163100/
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Please Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book. Second Language Learning Theories provides a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) theories. Written by a team of leading academics working in different SLA specialisms, this book provides expert analysis of the main theories from multiple perspectives to offer a broad and balanced introduction to the topic. The book covers all the main theoretical perspectives currently active in the SLA field and sets them in a broader perspective per chapter, e.g. linguistic, cognitive or sociolinguistic. Each chapter examines how the various theories view language, the learner and the acquisition process. Summaries of key studies and examples of data relating to a variety of languages illustrate the different theoretical perspectives. Each chapter concludes with an evaluative summary of the theories discussed. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research in the field of SLA. Key features include a fully re-worked chapter on cognitive models of language, a new chapter on information processing, including language production and comprehension, the addition of a glossary of key linguistic terms to help the non-specialist, and a new timeline of second language learning theory development. This third edition takes account of the significant developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. Highly active domains in which theoretical and methodological advances have been made are treated in more depth to ensure that this new edition of Second Language Learning Theories remains as fresh and relevant as ever.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781444163100
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415825832
Pages: 372
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