Portraits Of The L2 User

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853595844
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/6/2002
  • 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).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Contributors viii
1 Background to the L2 User 1
2 Lexical Representation and Lexical Processing in the L2 User 29
3 The Phonology of the L2 User 65
4 A Minimalist Approach to L2 Solves a Dilemma of UG 93
5 Development of L2 Functional Use 121
6 Cognitive Processes of L2 Users 145
7 Portrait of the Bilingual Child 167
8 The Neurolinguistics of L2 Users 197
9 Individual Differences in L2 Fluency: The Effect of Neurobiological Correlates 219
10 Language Attrition: Tests, Self-assessments and Perceptions 251
11 Poststructuralist Approaches to the Study of Social Factors in Second Language Learning and Use 275
12 Second Language Learners' Rights 303
13 Language Teaching Methodology and the L2 User Perspective 325
Index 345
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