Second Dialect Acquisition

Second Dialect Acquisition

by Jeff Siegel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107411463
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Jeff Siegel is Adjunct Professor of Linguistics in the School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences at the University of New England, Australia. His recent publications include The Emergence of Pidgin and Creole Languages (2008) and Pidgin Grammar: An Introduction to the Creole Language of Hawai'i (with K. Sakoda, 2003).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Attainment in naturalistic SDA; 3. Acquiring a second dialect; 4. Differential attainment: age effects and linguistic factors; 5. Additional individual and linguistic factors; 6. The difficulty of SDA; 7. SDA in classroom contexts; 8. Educational approaches for SDA; 9. Explaining the results and taking further steps.

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