Second Language Acquisition - Oxford Core Linguistics (Paperback)Roumyana Slabakova (author)
Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 17/03/2016
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This textbook approaches second language acquisition from the perspective of generative linguistics. Roumyana Slabakova reviews and discusses paradigms and findings from the last thirty years of research in the field, focussing in particular on how the second or additional language is represented in the mind and how it is used in communication. The adoption and analysis of a specific model of acquisition, the Bottleneck Hypothesis, provides a unifying perspective. The book assumes some non-technical knowledge of linguistics, but important concepts are clearly introduced and defined throughout, making it a valuable resource not only for undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics, but also for researchers in cognitive science and language teachers.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 866 g
Dimensions: 246 x 183 x 27 mm
"This book is intended for a broad audience: undergraduate students who want to explore the field of SLA; graduate students who are involved with applied linguistics and language teaching; and teachers who want to understand better how L2 learners learn in different contexts..."--Linguist List
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