Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Variation

Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Variation

by Robert Bayley
     
 

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This volume corrects the relative neglect in Second Language Acquisition studies of the quantitative study of language variation and provides insights into such issues as language transfer, acquisition through exposure, language universals, learner’s age and so forth.
These studies bolster the idea that a full account of SLA development (and, hence, a…  See more details below

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This volume corrects the relative neglect in Second Language Acquisition studies of the quantitative study of language variation and provides insights into such issues as language transfer, acquisition through exposure, language universals, learner’s age and so forth.
These studies bolster the idea that a full account of SLA development (and, hence, a “theory of SLA”) must be built on not only detailed accounts of interlanguage data but also on a wide appeal to factors which govern the psycholinguistic bases of SLA.
An important addition to the volume is a comprehensive guide to both the DOS and Macintosh versions of the VARBRUL statistical program used by variationists.

Editorial Reviews

Elaine Tarone
This book should be required reading for graduate students in any research methods course on L2 acquisition; I used it as a course text in a course on interlanguage variation a the 1977 LSA Summer Institute, and I found that several chapters were accessible even to relative beginners in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556197345
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Studies in Bilingualism Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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