LINGUIST List 26.4690

Thu Oct 22 2015

Books: Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Language Learning: De Angelis, Jessner, Kresić (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <>

Date: 08-Oct-2015
From: Lianna Iwanikiw <>
Subject: Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Language Learning: De Angelis, Jessner, Kresić (eds.)
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Title: Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in
Multilingual Language Learning
Published: 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Editor: Gessica De Angelis
Editor: Ulrike Jessner
Editor: Marijana Kresić
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474235860 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: EPUB
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474235877 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474235853 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 75.00

Which strategies do multilingual learners use when confronted with languages they don't yet know? Which factors are involved in activating prior linguistic knowledge in multilingual learning? This volume offers valuable insights into recent research in multilingualism, crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction. Experts in the field examine the role of background languages in multilingual learning. All the chapters point to the heart of the question of what the «multilingual mind» is. Does learning one language actually help you learn another, and if so, why?

This volume looks at languages and scenarios beyond English as a second language – Italian, Gaelic, Dutch and German, amongst others, are covered, as well as instances of third and additional language learning. Research into crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction essentially contributes to our understanding of how language learning works when there are three or more languages in contact.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            German (deu)
                            Irish (gle)
                            Italian (ita)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
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Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
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Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
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