Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition - Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition Series (Paperback)Yasuhiro Shirai (author)
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The latest title in the Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition Series presents a comprehensive review of connectionist research in second language acquisition (SLA). Second language researchers and the cognitive science community will find accessible discussions of the relevance of connectionist research to SLA. This important volume is key reading for any student or researcher interested in how second language acquisition can be better understood from a connectionist perspective.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Rarely have I seen a scholar so dedicated to a topic of great interest for so long, and rarely, as a result, have I read a book that is so comprehensive in covering the history and diversity of the topic. This book is a must read for students and researchers interested in connectionist perspectives toward language acquisition, second language learning, bilingualism, and language and cognitive studies in general. It takes a true scholar like Shirai to write a book like this, and I applaud his perseverance and dedication in making this remarkable contribution to the field."
Ping Li, Pennsylvania State University, USA
"Shirai offers a sympathetic, balanced, and approachable overview of the core issues in language and language learning and how they are addressed by connectionist or neural network models. He goes on to provide a thorough review of existing connectionist modeling work in Second Language Learning. This book will prove to be a great resource for anyone interested in knowing where we currently stand in the development of models of second language learning, providing an excellent springboard for future explorations."
Jay McClelland, Stanford University, USA
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