LINGUIST List 32.2908

Mon Sep 13 2021

Books: Dynamic Variation in Second Language Acquisition: Dyson

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Date: 11-Sep-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Dynamic Variation in Second Language Acquisition: Dyson
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Title: Dynamic Variation in Second Language Acquisition
Subtitle: A language processing perspective
Series Title: Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition Research & Teaching 8
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/palart.8

Author: Bronwen Patricia Dyson
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259769 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259769 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027259769 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210524 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210524 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210524 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

"Dynamic Variation in Second Language Acquisition" makes a cutting-edge contribution to knowledge about how second language learners develop their second language. Drawing comprehensively on Processability Theory’s theoretical understanding that individual variation dynamically interacts with ordered stages of language acquisition, the book provides an informative, critical analysis of historical and contemporary debates about the role of variation in linguistic variation, particularly second language variation. Richly illustrated with a forensic year-long study of how eight adolescent learners of English vary in their acquisition of syntax and morphology, this monograph shows that learners vary in their timing of development between two distinct learner types along a continuum and without skipping stages. The book uncovers how learner variation is dynamic and quite (although not entirely) systematic and how this variation contributes to change in the second language. It will be essential reading for researchers, students, and practitioners.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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