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Key Questions in Second Language Acquisition

An Introduction

Bill VanPatten, Megan Smith, Mississippi State University, Alessandro G. Benati, The University of Hong Kong

Description

This highly accessible introductory textbook carefully explores the main issues that have driven the field of second language acquisition research. Intended for students with little or no background in linguistics or psycholinguistics, it explains important linguistic concepts, and how and why they are relevant to second language acquisition. Topics are presented via a 'key questions' structure that enables the reader to understand how these questions have motivated research in the field, and the problems to which researchers are seeking solutions.…

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Key features

  • Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, necessary terms are clearly defined and technical jargon is avoided
  • Readers are asked to periodically stop and consider a particular issue before continuing within each chapter
  • Research questions are traced to their origin by using both historic and contemporary case studies as model examples, allowing students to see the 'bigger picture'

About the book

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108761529
  • Subjects Applied Linguistics,Language and Linguistics
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 05 December 2019
    • ISBN: 9781108486668
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.65g
    • Contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • Page extent: 596 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 05 December 2019
    • ISBN: 9781108708173
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.51g
    • Contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • Page extent: 270 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 30 November 2019
    • ISBN: 9781108761529

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