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Title: Comparative Perspectives on Language Acquisition
Edited By: Marzena Watorek
Sandra Benazzo
Maya Hickmann
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847696038
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Description:

This volume aims to provide a broad view of second language acquisition within
a comparative perspective that addresses results concerning adult and child
learners across a variety of source and target languages. It brings together
contributions at the forefront of language acquisition research that consider a
wide range of open questions: What are the precise mechanisms underlying
acquisition? How can we characterize learners’ initial state and predict their
degree of final achievement? What role do specific (typological) properties of
source and target languages play? How does fossilization occur? How does the
relative complexity of cognitive systems in adult and child learners affect
acquisition? Does language learning influence cognitive organization? Can
language learning shed light on our general understanding of human language
and language processing?

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847696038
Pages: 632
Prices: U.K. £ 99.95
U.S. $ 169.95