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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
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  • 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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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107648234
    • length: 217 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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    Introducing Second Language Acquisition

    Muriel Saville-Troike

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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • ALDS Second Language Acquisition
    • Advanced Content Area Literacy for World Languages/ESL Teachers
    • Application and Pedagogy (Hispanic (ESL/ELL) Populations in Educational Settings)
    • Grammar and Language Acquisition
    • Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
    • Language acquisition and teaching
    • Language and Comm Developoment
    • Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
    • Linguistics for ESL
    • Methods for TESL
    • Principles of Foreign Languages Pedagogy
    • Theory of Second Language Acquisition
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    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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