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Introducing Second Language Acquisition

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Part of Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Replaced by 9781107648234
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794077
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  • Written for students encountering the topic for the first time, this introduction explains in non-technical language how a second language is acquired; what the second language learner needs to know; and why some learners are more successful than others. The textbook logically introduces a range of fundamental concepts--such as SLA in adults and children, formal and informal learning contexts, and diverse socio-cultural settings. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to consider SLA from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives.

    • Clearly written and accessible, designed for students with little prior knowledge of linguistics
    • Packed with student-friendly features: each chapter contains a preview, summary, list of key terms, graded exercises, and suggestions for further reading
    • First textbook to look at both child and adult second language acquisition, and to take a range of perspectives (social, psychological and linguistic)
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    "When i received this book, I was five weeks into my introduction to SLA graduate seminar. I found Sayville-Troike's text helpful in organizing some of the remaining content of my course. By structuring an SLA course around the main questions the field investigates, Saville-Troke focuses students' attention on the important issues that illuminate the study of SLA. The adaptable nature of the book also makes it ideal for courses that include both undergraduate and graduating students, and for courses that have both students who intend to continue taking courses in SLA, and those who do not. Saville-Troike's text is a timely and welcome addition to the profession." - Wynne Wong, Ohio State University

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    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794077
    • length: 214 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.437kg
    • availability: Replaced by 9781107648234
  • 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 ResourcesAnswersChapter 6 Exercises and Answer Keypdf27KB9answers general resources answers general resourcesanswers
    General ResourcesFurther ReadingChapter 6 Primary Readingspdf19KB10further reading general resources further reading general resourcesfurther reading
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    General ResourcesSlidesPowerPoint slides of figures and tables from the bookppt553KB26slides general resources slides general resourcesslides

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    Muriel Saville-Troike, University of Arizona
    Muriel Saville-Troike is Regent's Professor of English at the University of Arizona.

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