Second Language Acquisition

Second Language Acquisition

by Wolfgang Klein


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Second Language Acquisition by Wolfgang Klein

An up-to-date account of the main problems and theoretical and practical issues raised by second language acquisition research. As such, this introduction provides students with a real understanding of the fundamental topics in the field and the advances achieved by empirical research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521268790
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/23/1986
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Process of Language Acquisition: 1. Some forms of language acquisition, some fundamental facts, some focal issues, some well-known theories; 2. Six dimensions of language acquisition; 3. Some consequences for foreign language instructions; Part II. From the Learner's Point of View: 4. The learner's four tasks; 5. The problem of analysis; 6. The problem of synthesis; 7. The embedding problem; 8. The matching problem; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index of names; Index of subjects.

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