Fossilization In Adult Second Lang.Acqui

Overview

This book is a systematic attempt to address the issue of fossilization in relation to a fundamental question in second language acquisition research, which is: why are learners, adults in particular, unable to develop the level of competence they have aspired to in spite of continuous and sustained exposure to the target language, adequate motivation to learn, and sufficient opportunity to practice?
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Overview

This book is a systematic attempt to address the issue of fossilization in relation to a fundamental question in second language acquisition research, which is: why are learners, adults in particular, unable to develop the level of competence they have aspired to in spite of continuous and sustained exposure to the target language, adequate motivation to learn, and sufficient opportunity to practice?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853596865
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Second Language Acquisition Series
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,413,721
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

ZhaoHong Han is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests are in issues of second language learnability, teachability, and fossilization. Her research has appeared in journals such as Applied Linguistics, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language Teaching Research, and TESOL Quarterly.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 What is fossilization? 12
3 Behavioral reflexes and causal variables 25
4 A macroscopic analysis : critical period effects 44
5 A macroscopic analysis : native language transfer 65
6 A microscopic analysis : some empirical evidence 87
7 Second language instruction and fossilization 125
8 Summary and conclusion 166
References 177
Index 198
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