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Books: Introducing Second Language Acquisition, 2nd Edition: Saville-Troike

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Date: 30-Nov-2012
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Subject: Introducing Second Language Acquisition, 2nd Edition: Saville-Troike
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Title: Introducing Second Language Acquisition, 2nd EditionSeries Title: Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Muriel Saville-Troike

Hardback: ISBN: 9781107010895 Pages: 228 Price: U.S. $ 99.00Paperback: ISBN: 9781107648234 Pages: 227 Price: U.S. $ 39.99


Written for students encountering the topic for the first time, this is aclear and practical introduction to second language acquisition (SLA). Usingnon-technical language, it explains how a second language is acquired; whatthe learner of a second language needs to know; and why some learners are moresuccessful than others. This new edition of Muriel Saville-Troike'sbestselling textbook introduces in a step-by-step fashion a range offundamental concepts, such as SLA in adults and children, in formal andinformal learning contexts and in diverse socio-cultural settings. Taking aninterdisciplinary approach, it encourages students to consider SLA fromlinguistic, psychological and social perspectives. Providing a solidfoundation in SLA, this book has become the leading introduction to the fieldfor students of linguistics, psychology and education, and trainee languageteachers.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing second language acquisition2. Foundations of second language acquisition3. The linguistics of second language acquisition4. The psychology of second language acquisition5. Social contexts of second language acquisition6. Acquiring knowledge for L2 use7. L2 learning and teaching

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge University Press

Cascadilla Press

Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association - ELRA

Georgetown University Press

Hodder Education

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

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Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT

SIL International

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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