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Journal Title: Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Volume/Issue:   27/4
Date: 2005
Table of Contents: Knowledge of English Word Stress Patterns in Early and Late Korean-English Bilinguals
by Susan G Guion
pp 503-533

Language Transfer and Discourse Universals in Indian English Article Use
by Devyani Sharma
pp 535-566

Relationship between Lexical Competence and Language Proficiency: Variable sensitivity
by Alla Zareva, Paula Schwanenflugel
pp 567-595

An Appropriate Metric for Cue Weighting in L2 Speech Perception: Response to Escudero and Boersma (2004)
by pp 597-606

Measuring Relative Cue Weighting: A Reply to Morrison
by Paul Boersma, Paola Escudero
pp 607-617

The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
reviewed by Alison Mackey
pp 619-620

Teaching and Learning a Second Language
reviewed by Loder Buechel
pp 620-621

First Language Acquisition: The Essential Readings
reviewed by Kerry Kilborn
pp 621-623

Second-Language Teaching: A view from the right side of the brain
reviewed by John H. Schumann
pp 623-624

Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The one-parent-one-language approach
reviewed by Irma M. Olmedo
pp 624-626

Situational Context of Education: A window into the world of bilingual learners
reviewed by Katherine Mortimer
pp 626-627

Fossilization in Adult Second Language Acquisition
reviewed by Irit Kupferberg
pp 627-629

A Philosophy of Second Language Acquisition
reviewed by Renée Jourdenais
pp 629-630

Values in English Language Teaching
reviewed by Salah Troudi
pp 631-632

Washback in Language Testing: Research contexts and methods
reviewed by Eunice E. Jang
pp 632-633

(In)Vulnerable Domains in Multilingualism
reviewed by Ute Bohnacker
pp 633-635

Critical Pedagogies and Language Learning
reviewed by Eva Núñez Méndez
pp 635-636

Ecology of Language Acquisition
reviewed by Enchao Shi
pp 637-638

The Handbook of Bilingualism
reviewed by Jasone Cenoz
pp 638-639

Silence in Second Language Learning: A psychoanalytic reading
reviewed by Janet P. Patterson
pp 640-641

Age and the Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language
reviewed by Georgette Ioup
pp 641-642

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics
reviewed by Zoltán Dörnyei
pp 642-644

Language Processing and Acquisition in Language of Semitic, Root-Based, Morphology
reviewed by Fethi Mansouri
pp 644-645

Discourse and Technology: Multimodal discourse analysis
reviewed by Marja-Liisa Helasvuo
pp 646-647

La Clase Mágica: Imagining optimal possibilities in a bilingual community of learners
by Roberto R. Heredia
pp 649-649

Corpus Presenter: Software for Language Analysis
by Randi Reppen
pp 650-650

Cognitive Grammar
by Andrea Tyler
pp 650-651

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 17.3012