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Introducing Second Language Acquisition

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107648234

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  • Written for students encountering the topic for the first time, this is a clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition (SLA). Using non-technical language, it explains how a second language is acquired; what the learner of a second language needs to know; and why some learners are more successful than others. This new edition of Muriel Saville-Troike's bestselling textbook introduces in a step-by-step fashion a range of fundamental concepts, such as SLA in adults and children, in formal and informal learning contexts and in diverse socio-cultural settings. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it encourages students to consider SLA from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives. Providing a solid foundation in SLA, this book has become the leading introduction to the field for students of linguistics, psychology and education, and trainee language teachers.

    • Gives clear explanations of the linguistic, psychological and social aspects of second language acquisition
    • Each chapter follows the same format of 'how', 'what' and 'why' so that students learn progressively through the text
    • Contains the essential tools for teaching and learning, including key terms, 'Questions for self-study' and 'Questions for active learning', as well as pointers to further reading
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107648234
    • length: 227 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 174 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 24 tables 63 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introducing second language acquisition
    2. Foundations of second language acquisition
    3. The linguistics of second language acquisition
    4. The psychology of second language acquisition
    5. Social contexts of second language acquisition
    6. Acquiring knowledge for L2 use
    7. L2 learning and teaching.

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    General ResourcesAdditional ContentInstitutes for Research and Developmentpdf60KB1additional content general resources additional content general resourcesadditional content
    General ResourcesAdditional ContentAdditions to Internet Resourcespdf69KB2additional content general resources additional content general resourcesadditional content
    General ResourcesAdditional ContentProfessional Organizationspdf67KB3additional content general resources additional content general resourcesadditional content
    General ResourcesAnswersAnswer Guide to Self-Study Questionspdf52KB4answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesInstructions & ResourcesAll resourcespdf2334KB5instructions & resources general resources instructions & resources general resourcesinstructions & resources
    General ResourcesReadings Primary suggestions for further readingpdf114KB6readings general resources readings general resourcesreadings
    General ResourcesReadings Introductory suggestions for further readingpdf89KB7readings general resources readings general resourcesreadings
    General ResourcesTeaching MaterialsMore active learningpdf95KB8teaching materials general resources teaching materials general resourcesteaching materials
    General ResourcesTeaching MaterialsEnd of chapter activitiespdf85KB9teaching materials general resources teaching materials general resourcesteaching materials

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  • Author

    Muriel Saville-Troike, University of Arizona
    Muriel Saville-Troike is Professor Emerita from the University of Arizona, named Regents' Professor of English before her retirement. She has made significant contributions to the fields of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics and has previously held posts at Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, Georgetown University and the University of Illinois. Her previous publications include The Ethnography of Communication: An Introduction (Third Edition, 2003).

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