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A comprehensive reference source, Handbook of Second Language Acquisition discusses the research, theory, and applications specific to second language acquisition. The book addresses: * Issues of maturation and modularity
* Language transfer between first and second languages
* Neuropsychology of second language acquisition
* Research and methodological issues in the study of second language acquisition
* Language contact and its consequences

Audience: Research professionals and academics in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language, speech pathology, and cognitive psychology.

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Larisa Avram
This volume benefits from the state-of-the-art contributions of prominent specialists, presents various approaches to SLA and covers most of the key issues in the field. I believe that it is a useful, comprehensive handbook for both students and researchers in the field.
International Journal of Psycholinguistics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125890427
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 6/10/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 758
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1 Second Language Acquisition: Introduction, Foundations, and Overview
2 The Logical and Developmental Problems of Second Language Acquisition
3 Universal Grammar and Second Language Acquisition: Current Trends and New Directions
4 A Parameter-Setting Approach to Second Language Acquisition
5 Maturation and the Issue of Universal Grammar in Second Language Acquisition
6 A Functional-Typological Approach to Second Language Acquisition Theory
7 Information-Processing Approaches to Research on Second Language Acquisition and Use
8 Variationist Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
9 Second Language Speech
10 Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory: The Role of Language Transfer
11 Issues in Second Language Acquisition Research: Examining Substance and Procedure
12 The Use of Acceptability Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research
13 The Role of the Linguistic Environment in Second Language Acquisition
14 The Acquisition of English Syntax by Deaf Learners
15 Neurolinguistics of Second Language Acquisition and Use
16 The Primacy of Aspects in First and Second Language Acquisition: The Pidgin-Creole Connection
17 Bilingualism
18 Primary Language Attrition in the Context of Bilingualism
19 Bilingual Language Mixing, Universal Grammar, and Second Language Acquisition
Glossary
Author Index
Subject Index
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