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Apr 06

Early Trilingualism by Julia D. Barnes

The book describes how a trilingual child in the Basque Country, where Spanish and Basque are the languages of the community, is able to successfully acquire English at home through interaction with her mother. It focuses on her acquisition of the form and function of English questions. Also check THE COMPREHENSIVE TEACHER

Apr 06

The Acquisition of L2 Phonology

The Acquisition of L2 Phonology is a wide-ranging new collection which focuses on various aspects of the acquisition of an L2 phonological system. The authors are researchers and practitioners from five different countries. The volume has been divided into three major sections. Phonetic Analysis presents five studies of language learners in both naturalistic and formal-educational …

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Apr 06

Recent developments in second and foreign language listening comprehension research Larry Vandergrift

Abstract Listening comprehension lies at the heart of language learning, but it is the least understood and least researched skill. This paper brings together recent research and developments in the field of second and foreign language (L2) listening. It begins with a brief discussion of the different cognitive and social factors that impact listening, followed …

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Apr 06

Third Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar

Edited by: Yan-kit Ingrid Leung Third Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar contains nine chapters on adult third language (L3) or multilingual acquisition from the Universal Grammar (UG) perspective. A variety of languages other than English are involved in the studies reported in the papers, including Cantonese Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, …

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Apr 06

Third Language Learners Pragmatic Production and Awareness

Author: Maria Pilar Safont Jorda Multilingual Matters, 2005 The book focuses on one aspect of foreign language acquisition that has not received much attention, that of the effect of bilingualism in the oral production of the English language learners. Two research areas have tackled this issue separately. On the one hand, third language acquisition researchers …

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Apr 06

State-of-the-Art Review Article: Pronunciation

Jane Setter and Jennifer Jenkins Abstract This article is organised in five main sections. It begins by outlining the scope of pronunciation teaching and the role of pronunciation in our personal and social lives. The second section surveys the background to pronunciation teaching from its origins in the early twentieth century to the present day, …

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Apr 06

Bilingual Children’s Language and Literacy Development

Edited by: Roger Barnard, Ted Glynn Multilingual Matters, 2003 This text contains case studies relating the experience of bilingual children in various settings in New Zealand primary schools. The contexts include a Maori immersion school, a Samoan bilingual unit, and mainstream classrooms which cater for immigrant and deaf children. Suggestions for educational policy, teacher development …

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Apr 04

Comparative Perspectives on Language Acquisition A Tribute to Clive Perdue

Edited by: Marzena Watorek, Sandra Benazzo, Maya Hickmann This volume aims to provide a broad view of second language acquisition within a comparative perspective that addresses results concerning adult and child learners across a variety of source and target languages. It brings together contributions at the forefront of language acquisition research that consider a wide …

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Mar 03

Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in Second Language Learning, Testing and Teaching

Author: Rod Ellis, Shawn Loewen, Catherine Elder, Hayo Reinders, Rosemary Erlam, Jenefer Philp Multilingual Matters, 2009 The implicit/ explicit distinction is central to our understanding of the nature of L2 acquisition. This book begins with an account of how this distinction applies to L2 learning, knowledge and instruction. It then reports a series of studies …

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Mar 03

Social Class in Applied Linguistics By David Block

In this ground breaking new book David Block proposes a new working definition of social class in applied linguistics. Traditionally, research on language and identity has focused on aspects such as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion and sexuality. Political economy, and social class, as an identity inscription, have been undervalued. This book argues that increasing …

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