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Books: The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition: Herschensohn, Young-Scholten (eds.)

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Date: 05-Sep-2018
From: Lucy Ridgway <>
Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition: Herschensohn, Young-Scholten (eds.)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Julia Herschensohn
Editor: Martha Young-Scholten
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108733748 Pages: 839 Price: U.S. $ 44.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108733748 Pages: 839 Price: U.K. £ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108733748 Pages: 839 Price: Europe EURO 40.84

What is language and how can we investigate its acquisition by children or adults? What perspectives exist from which to view acquisition? What internal constraints and external factors shape acquisition? What are the properties of interlanguage systems? This comprehensive 31-chapter handbook is an authoritative survey of second language acquisition (SLA). Its multi-perspective synopsis on recent developments in SLA research provides significant contributions by established experts and widely recognized younger talent. It covers cutting edge and emerging areas of enquiry not treated elsewhere in a single handbook, including third language acquisition, electronic communication, incomplete first language acquisition, alphabetic literacy and SLA, affect and the brain, discourse and identity. Written to be accessible to newcomers as well as experienced scholars of SLA, the Handbook is organised into six thematic sections, each with an editor-written introduction.

Introduction Julia Herschensohn and Martha Young-Scholten; Part I. Theory and Practice: 1. Theories of language from a critical perspective Jan Koster; 2. History of the study of L2 acquisition Margaret Thomas; 3. Theoretical approaches Florence Myles; 4. Scope and research methodologies Melinda Whong and Clare Wright; Part II. Internal Ingredients: 5. The role of the native language Claire Foley and Suzanne Flynn; 6. Learning mechanisms and automatization Richard Towell; 7. Generative approaches and the poverty of the stimulus Bonnie D. Schwartz and Rex A. Sprouse; 8. Learner internal psychological factors Jean-Marc Dewaele; 9. Alphabetic literacy and adult L2 acquisition Elaine Tarone, Kit Hansen and Martha Bigelow; Part III. External Ingredients: 10. Negotiated input and output interaction Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo and Eva Alcon Soler; 11. Second language identity construction Elizabeth Miller and Ryuko Kubota; 12. Socialization Daniel Veronique; 13. Variation Vera Regan; 14. Electronic interaction resources Astrid Ensslin and Cedric Krummes; Part IV. Biological Factors: 15. Age related effects Julia Herschensohn; 16. Childhood L2 acquisition Belma Haznedar and Elena Gavruseva; 17. Incomplete L1 acquisition Silvina Montrul; 18. Third language acquisition Jason Rothman, Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro and Kees de Bot; 19. Language processing Alice Foucart and Cheryl Frenck-Mestre; 20. Affect and the brain Andrea Mates and Anna Joaquin; Part V. Properties of Interlanguage Systems: 21. The lexicon James Milton and Giovanna Donzelli; 22. Semantics Laurent Dekydtspotter; 23. Discourse and pragmatics Roumyana Slabakova; 24. Morphosyntax Tania Ionin; 25. Phonology and speech Ellen Broselow and Yoonjung Kang; Part VI. Models of Development: 26. Explaining change in transition grammars Michael Sharwood Smith, John Truscott and Roger Hawkins; 27. Stage-like development and organic grammar Anne Vainikka and Martha Young-Scholten; 28. Emergentism, connectionism and complexity models Randal Holme; 29. Input, input processing and focus on form Joe Barcroft and Wynne Wong; 30. Sociocultural theory and the zone of proximal development Amy Snyder Ohta; 31. Nativelike and non-nativelike attainment Donna Lardiere.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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