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Journal Title: Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Volume/Issue:   30/2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Mimesis and Second Language Acquisition: A Sociocultural Perspective
by Steven G. McCafferty
pp 147-167

Gesture and Private Speech in Second Language Acquisition
by Jina Lee
pp 169-190

Representation and Embodiment of Meaning in L2 Communication: Motion Events in the Speech and Gesture of Advanced L2 Korean and L2 English Speakers
by Soojung Choi, James P. Lantolf
pp 191-224

Bidirectional Crosslinguistic Influence in L1-L2 Encoding of Manner in Speech and Gesture: A Study of Japanese Speakers of English
by Amanda Brown, Marianne Gullberg
pp 225-251

The Second Language Acquisition of Spanish Gender Agreement: The Effects of Linguistic Variables on Accuracy. Irma Alarcón. Munich: Lincom Europa, 2006. Pp. vi + 130. $52.00 paper.
by Eve Zyzik
pp 253-254

Age in L2 Acquisition and Teaching. Christián Abello-Contesse, Rubén Chacón-Beltrán, M. Dolores López-Jiménez, and M. Mar Torreblanca-López (Eds.) Bern: Peter Lang, 2006. Pp. 220. $45.95 paper.
by Scott H. Jarvis
pp 254-256

Subjectivity in a Second Language: Conveying the Expression of Self. Alan J. E. Wolf. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006. Pp. 248. $52.95 paper.
by Aneta Pavlenko
pp 256-257

The Acquisition of the Chinese Ba-Construction. Hang Du. Munich: Lincom Europa, 2006. Pp. 185. 64.20€.
by Virginia Yip
pp 257-259

Teacher Education in Call. Philip Hubbard and Mike Levy (Eds.) Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2006. Pp. xxiii + 113. $24.50 paper.
by Senta Goertler
pp 259-260

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Second Language Acquisition. Marianne Gullberg and Peter Indefrey (Eds.) Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. Pp. v + 348. $39.95 paper.
by Alan Baretta
pp 260-262

Bridging Discourses in the ESL Classroom: Students, Teachers, and Researchers. Pauline Gibbons. New York: Continuum, 2006. Pp. 256. $60.00 paper.
by Jingjing Qin
pp 262-263

Educating for Advanced Foreign Language Capacities: Constructs, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment. Heidi Byrnes, Heather D. Weger-Guntharp, and Katherine Sprang (Eds.) Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2007. Pp. x + 208. $44.95 paper.
by Steven L Thorne
pp 263-265

Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction. Bill VanPatten and Jessica Williams (Eds.) Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2007. Pp. xiv + 261. $32.50 paper.
by Enchao Shi
pp 265-266

Raising Children Bilingually Through the 'One Parent-One Language' Approach: A Case Study of Japanese Mothers in the Australian Context. Takeuchi. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006. Pp. xv + 385. $68.95 paper.
by Aubrey Logan-Terry
pp 267-268

Le Langage Préfabriqué en Français L2: Etude Acquisitionnelle et Comparative [Prefabricated Language in L2 French: An Acquisitional and Comparative Study]. Fanny Forsberg. Stockholm: Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of French, Italian and Classical Languages, 2006. Pp. iv + 183 + CD-ROM.
by Marc Deneire
pp 268-270

Goals for Academic Writing: ESL Students and Their Instructors. Alister Cumming (Ed.). Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2006. Pp. xii + 204. $42.95 paper.
by Barbara Kroll
pp 271-271

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 19.1320