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Overview

"Second Language Learning Theories is an introduction to the field of second language learning for students without a substantial background in linguistics. Drawing on the expertise of both a specialist in the teaching of second languages and a linguist specialising in second language acquisition, this textbook provides an up-to-date introductory survey of the most active and significant perspectives on the subject." In this new edition, the authors have revised and updated the text throughout to reflect the substantial developments that have taken place in the field in recent years. New studies have been incorporated as examples, and theoretical advances are presented and explained. The evaluation sections in each chapter have been expanded and generally the book is rebalanced in favour of newer material.
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...reader-friendly...a useful and interesting addition to the bookshelves of practising and future language professionals.
University of British Columbia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340807668
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/26/2004
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ROSAMOND MITCHELL is Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Southampton.

FLORENCE MYLES is Professor of Second Language Acquisition, Department of Linguistics, University of Essex

EMMA MARSDEN is Senior Lecturer in Second Language Education, University of York

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Table of Contents

1 Second language learning : key concepts and issues 5
2 The recent history of second language learning research 29
3 Linguistics and language learning : the universal grammar approach 52
4 Cognitive approaches to second language learning 95
5 Functional/pragmatic perspectives on second language learning 131
6 Input and interaction in second language learning 159
7 Socio-cultural perspectives on second language learning 193
8 Sociolinguistic perspectives 223
9 Conclusion 257
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