Portraits Of The L2 User

Portraits Of The L2 User

by Vivian Cook
     
 

Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics about L2 users. It thus provides an innovative overview of current second language acquisition theories, results and methods, seen from a common perspective.See more details below

Overview

Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics about L2 users. It thus provides an innovative overview of current second language acquisition theories, results and methods, seen from a common perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853595844
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
08/06/2002
Series:
Second Language Acquisition Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

After writing EFL course-books, Vivian Cook concentrated on linguistics and language learning in books such as Chomsky's Universal Grammar and Second Language Learning and Language Teaching. His current interest is developing the concept of multi-competence and applying it to the design of language teaching materials. He was founding President of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Contributorsviii
1Background to the L2 User1
2Lexical Representation and Lexical Processing in the L2 User29
3The Phonology of the L2 User65
4A Minimalist Approach to L2 Solves a Dilemma of UG93
5Development of L2 Functional Use121
6Cognitive Processes of L2 Users145
7Portrait of the Bilingual Child167
8The Neurolinguistics of L2 Users197
9Individual Differences in L2 Fluency: The Effect of Neurobiological Correlates219
10Language Attrition: Tests, Self-assessments and Perceptions251
11Poststructuralist Approaches to the Study of Social Factors in Second Language Learning and Use275
12Second Language Learners' Rights303
13Language Teaching Methodology and the L2 User Perspective325
Index345

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