LINGUIST List 27.2047

Wed May 04 2016

Books: Language Acquisition: Laiveniece (ed.)

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Date: 04-May-2016
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Subject: Language Acquisition: Laiveniece (ed.)
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Title: Language Acquisition
Subtitle: Problems and Perspectives
Published: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Editor: Diāna Laiveniece
Hardback: ISBN: 1443887234 9781443887236 Pages: 295 Price: U.K. £ 47.99
Hardback: ISBN: 1443887234 9781443887236 Pages: 295 Price: U.S. $ 81.95

This volume brings together a selection of articles about research conducted on language acquisition in the Baltic States, namely in Latvia and Lithuania, a field which has witnessed massive growth in recent years.

The book begins with an introduction which specifies the problems investigated by the contributions in order to acquaint the reader with current issues and research in linguodidactics and applied linguistics. The volume will particularly appeal to scholars of language acquisition, as well as anyone interested in research and practical activities concerning language education in the Baltic States.

The papers compiled here are grouped into five sections: language acquisition in the context of bilingualism and multilingualism; pedagogical factors of language acquisition; research on literacy; language acquisition at an early age; and research in linguodidactics to assist language acquisition.

This volume will stimulate the reader to ask questions, think of solutions, argue and propose counterarguments with regards to language acquisition in this region. The driving force in this field is dialogue and argumentative discussion, not utilitarian notes and advice, and, through detailing a range of views on language acquisition problems and perspectives, the book achieves that aim.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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