In Other Words: The Science and Psychology of Second-Language Acquisition

In Other Words: The Science and Psychology of Second-Language Acquisition

by Ellen Bialystok, Kenji Hakuta
     
 

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More than five thousand languages are currently spoken around the globe. Learning to speak one of them is virtually effortless for most of us, so why is it commonly so difficult to learn a second language? Unraveling this mystery, two top researchers in the field explain how language acquisition can be an odyssey of self-discovery.

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More than five thousand languages are currently spoken around the globe. Learning to speak one of them is virtually effortless for most of us, so why is it commonly so difficult to learn a second language? Unraveling this mystery, two top researchers in the field explain how language acquisition can be an odyssey of self-discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465032815
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

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Ellen Bialystok is professor of psychology at York University in Toronto and the author of three books, including Communicaiton Strategies and Language Processing in Bilingual Children.

Kenji Hakuta is professor of education and linguistics at Stanford University and the author of The Mirror of Language.

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