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Second Language Acquisition : An Advanced Resource Book - Kees de Bot

Second Language Acquisition

An Advanced Resource Book

Paperback Published: 23rd May 2005
ISBN: 9780415338707
Number Of Pages: 320

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Routledge Applied Linguisticsis a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics. Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader'sunderstandingstrengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.

'The book is characterized by an ambitious scope, a well-thought out structure, and a balanced approach. It follows a clear progression from fundamental concepts in linguistics to models of acquisition to practical applications in language teaching. Complex information is presented in an easily accessible format without resorting to oversimplification or generalizations and without losing sight of the intended audience.' -- Studies in Language '[De Bot, Lowie and Verspoor] have written a rare advanced SLA text: very readable, yet intriguing and challenging. This is a text for anyone with an interest in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, or Dynamic Systems Theory, and undoubtedly is a text that can profitably be read numerous times.' -- Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

Part A1: Defining the Field 2. Dynamic Systems Theory 3. Historical Perspectives 4. The Multilingual Mind 5. The Developing System 6. Learner's Characteristics 7. The Role of Instruction 8. The Dynamics of SLA Extended Part B1: Multi-Competence and the Learning of Many Languages 2. What Counts in the Acquisition and Attrition of Numeral Classsifiers 3. Brain Imaging of Language Plasticity in Adopted Adults: Can a Second Language Replace the First? 4. Chaos/Complexity Science and Second Language Acquisition 5. Historical Perspectives Extended 6. The Significance of Learners' Errors 7. What Fruit Can Tell us About Lexico-Semantic Transfer: A Non-Structural Dimension to Learner's Perceptions of Linguistic Relations 8. Krashen's Monitor and Occam's Razor 9. The Multilingual Mind 10. Category Interference in Translation and Picture Naming 11. The Bilingual Lexicon 12. Making Sense of Polysemous Words 13. Bilingual Speech: From Concepts to Articulation 14. The Developing System Extended 15. The Role of Input and Interaction in Second Language Acquisition 16. Problems in Output and the Cognitive Processes they Generate: A Step Towards Second Language Learning 17. Learners' Characteristics Extended 18. Ultimate Attainment in GBP2 Pronunciation: The Case of Very Advanced Late GBP2 Learners 19. Towards a Full Model of Second Language Learning: An Empirical Investigation 20. Foreign Language Learning Differences: Affective or Native Aptitude Differences? 21. The Role of Instruction Extended 22. Form Focussed Instruction and Second Langauge Acquisition: A Review of Classroom and Laboratory Research 23. The Effects of Inferrring, Verifying and Memorising on the Rentention of GBP2 Word Meanings: An Experimental Comparison of the Meaning-Inferred Method and the Meaning Given Method 24. Input, Interaction and Second Language Development: An Empirical Study of Question Formation in ESL Part C1: Dynamic Systems Theory Explored 2. Historical Perspectives Explored 3. The Multilingual Mind Explored 4. The Developing System Explored, Second Language Acquisition and the Competition Model 5. Learner's Characteristics Explored 6. The Role of Instruction Explored

ISBN: 9780415338707
ISBN-10: 0415338700
Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23rd May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1