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The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

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Julia Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten, Jan Koster, Margaret Thomas, Florence Myles, Melinda Whong, Clare Wright, Claire Foley, Suzanne Flynn, Richard Towell, Bonnie D. Schwartz, Rex A. Sprouse, Jean-Marc Dewaele, Elaine Tarone, Kit Hansen, Martha Bigelow, María del Pilar García Mayo, Eva Alcón Soler, Elizabeth Miller, Ryuko Kubota, Daniel Véronique, Vera Regan, Astrid Ensslin, Cedric Krummes, Belma Haznedar, Elena Gavruseva, Silvina Montrul, Jason Rothman, Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Kees de Bot, Alice Foucart, Cheryl Frenck-Mestre, Andrea Mates, Anna Joaquin, James Milton, Giovanna Donzelli, Laurent Dekydtspotter, Roumyana Slabakova, Tania Ionin, Ellen Broselow, Yoonjung Kang, Michael Sharwood Smith, John Truscott, Roger Hawkins, Anne Vainikka, Randal Holme, Joe Barcroft, Wynne Wong, Amy Snyder Ohta, Donna Lardiere
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  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107007710

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  • What is language and how can we investigate its acquisition by children or adults? What perspectives exist from which to view acquisition? What internal constraints and external factors shape acquisition? What are the properties of interlanguage systems? This comprehensive 31-chapter handbook is an authoritative survey of second language acquisition (SLA). Its multi-perspective synopsis on recent developments in SLA research provides significant contributions by established experts and widely recognized younger talent. It covers cutting edge and emerging areas of enquiry not treated elsewhere in a single handbook, including third language acquisition, electronic communication, incomplete first language acquisition, alphabetic literacy and SLA, affect and the brain, discourse and identity. Written to be accessible to newcomers as well as experienced scholars of SLA, the Handbook is organised into six thematic sections, each with an editor-written introduction.

    • One-stop guide providing up-to-date coverage of the central aspects of second language acquisition
    • Extensive coverage of new psycholinguistics- and neurolinguistics-based research in second language processing
    • Substantial glossary of 400 items and editor-written transitions between the six sections of the handbook
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    Advance Praise: “This volume is a comprehensive overview of this interdisciplinary field: readable and yet uncompromising on accuracy; historically broad while detailed on recent and future research; and theoretically deep while reflecting a plurality of approaches. It will stand out for many years to come as a landmark in developmental linguistics and will be an essential reference tool for researchers and students alike.” --Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh

    “Herschensohn and Young-Scholten have compiled an impressive array of essays on a variety of topics. This is one of the most comprehensive overviews of SLA to date.” --Bill Van Patten, Michigan State University

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    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107007710
    • length: 836 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.62kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 17 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Julia Herschensohn and Martha Young-Scholten
    Part I. Theory and Practice:
    1. Theories of language from a critical perspective Jan Koster
    2. History of the study of L2 acquisition Margaret Thomas
    3. Theoretical approaches Florence Myles
    4. Scope and research methodologies Melinda Whong and Clare Wright
    Part II. Internal Ingredients:
    5. The role of the native language Claire Foley and Suzanne Flynn
    6. Learning mechanisms and automatization Richard Towell
    7. Generative approaches and the poverty of the stimulus Bonnie D. Schwartz and Rex A. Sprouse
    8. Learner internal psychological factors Jean-Marc Dewaele
    9. Alphabetic literacy and adult L2 acquisition Elaine Tarone, Kit Hansen and Martha Bigelow
    Part III. External Ingredients:
    10. Negotiated input and output interaction María del Pilar García Mayo and Eva Alcón Soler
    11. Second language identity construction Elizabeth Miller and Ryuko Kubota
    12. Socialization Daniel Véronique
    13. Variation Vera Regan
    14. Electronic interaction resources Astrid Ensslin and Cedric Krummes
    Part IV. Biological Factors:
    15. Age related effects Julia Herschensohn
    16. Childhood L2 acquisition Belma Haznedar and Elena Gavruseva
    17. Incomplete L1 acquisition Silvina Montrul
    18. Third language acquisition Jason Rothman, Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro and Kees de Bot
    19. Language processing Alice Foucart and Cheryl Frenck-Mestre
    20. Affect and the brain Andrea Mates and Anna Joaquin
    Part V. Properties of Interlanguage Systems:
    21. The lexicon James Milton and Giovanna Donzelli
    22. Semantics Laurent Dekydtspotter
    23. Discourse and pragmatics Roumyana Slabakova
    24. Morphosyntax Tania Ionin
    25. Phonology and speech Ellen Broselow and Yoonjung Kang
    Part VI. Models of Development:
    26. Explaining change in transition grammars Michael Sharwood Smith, John Truscott and Roger Hawkins
    27. Stage-like development and organic grammar Anne Vainikka and Martha Young-Scholten
    28. Emergentism, connectionism and complexity models Randal Holme
    29. Input, input processing and focus on form Joe Barcroft and Wynne Wong
    30. Sociocultural theory and the zone of proximal development Amy Snyder Ohta
    31. Nativelike and non-nativelike attainment Donna Lardiere.

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  • Editors

    Julia Herschensohn, University of Washington
    Julia Herschensohn is Professor and Chair in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington.

    Martha Young-Scholten, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Martha Young-Scholten is a senior lecturer in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

    Contributors

    Julia Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten, Jan Koster, Margaret Thomas, Florence Myles, Melinda Whong, Clare Wright, Claire Foley, Suzanne Flynn, Richard Towell, Bonnie D. Schwartz, Rex A. Sprouse, Jean-Marc Dewaele, Elaine Tarone, Kit Hansen, Martha Bigelow, María del Pilar García Mayo, Eva Alcón Soler, Elizabeth Miller, Ryuko Kubota, Daniel Véronique, Vera Regan, Astrid Ensslin, Cedric Krummes, Belma Haznedar, Elena Gavruseva, Silvina Montrul, Jason Rothman, Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Kees de Bot, Alice Foucart, Cheryl Frenck-Mestre, Andrea Mates, Anna Joaquin, James Milton, Giovanna Donzelli, Laurent Dekydtspotter, Roumyana Slabakova, Tania Ionin, Ellen Broselow, Yoonjung Kang, Michael Sharwood Smith, John Truscott, Roger Hawkins, Anne Vainikka, Randal Holme, Joe Barcroft, Wynne Wong, Amy Snyder Ohta, Donna Lardiere

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