LINGUIST List 31.3278

Tue Oct 27 2020

Books: Generative Second Language Acquisition: Slabakova, Leal, Dudley, Stack

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Date: 22-Oct-2020
From: Rachel Tonkin <rtonkincambridge.org>
Subject: Generative Second Language Acquisition: Slabakova, Leal, Dudley, Stack
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Title: Generative Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/applied-linguistics-and-second-language-acquisition/generative-second-language-acquisition?format=PB

Author: Roumyana Slabakova
Author: Tania Leal
Author: Amber Dudley
Author: Micah Stack
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108708227 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 20.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108708227 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108708227 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 17.51
Abstract:

Most human beings grow up speaking more than one language; a lot of us also acquire an additional language or languages other than our mother tongue. This Element in the Second Language Acquisition series investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages later in life and introduces the seminal processes involved in this acquisition. The authors discuss how to analyze learner data and what the findings tell us about language learning; critically assessing a leading theory of how adults learn a second language: Generative SLA. This theory describes both universal innate knowledge and individual experiences as crucial for language acquisition. This Element makes the relevant connections between first and second language acquisition and explores whether they are fundamentally similar processes. Slabakova et al. provide fascinating pedagogical questions that encourage students and teachers to reflect upon the experiences of second language learners.


1. What are the Key Concepts?; 2. What are the Main Branches of Research?; 3. What are the Implications for SLA?; 4. What are the Implications for Pedagogy? ; 5. What are the New Avenues for Research?; 6. What are the Key Readings?

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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