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  • Second Language Pragmatics by Naoko Taguchi
    Second Language Pragmatics (English, Paperback) Naoko Taguchi, Carsten Roever

    Taguchi and Roever present the latest developments in second language pragmatics research, combining acquisitional and sociolinguistic perspectives.

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  • Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research by Rod Ellis
    Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research (English, Paperback) Rod Ellis, Natsuko Shintani

    Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study....

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  • Second Language Learning and Language Teaching by Vivian Cook
    Second Language Learning and Language Teaching (English, Paperback) Vivian Cook

    Second Language Learning and Language Teaching provides an introduction to the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching. Assuming no previous background in second language acquisition or language teaching methods, this text starts by introducing readers to the basic issues of second language acquisition research. It then examines how people learn particular aspects...

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  • Constructing a Language by Michael Tomasello
    Constructing a Language (English, Paperback) Michael Tomasello

    Drawing together a vast body of empirical research in cognitive science, linguistics, and developmental psychology, Michael Tomasello demonstrates that we don't need a self-contained "language instinct" to explain how children learn language. Their linguistic ability is interwoven with other cognitive abilities.

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  • Thought and Language by L. S. Vygotsky
    Thought and Language (English, Paperback) L. S. Vygotsky

    A new edition of a foundational work of cognitive science that outlines a theory of the development of specifically human higher mental functions.

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  • Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education by Merrill Swain
    Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education (English, Paperback) Merrill Swain, Penny Kinnear

    This textbook introduces the reader to concepts of sociocultural theory, through a series of narratives illuminating key concepts of the theory. This 2nd edition references recent studies that provide important instances of Vygotskian sociocultural theory in second language education and research, as well as questions for collaborative discussion.

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  • Why Only Us by Robert C. Berwick
    Why Only Us (English, Hardback) Robert C. Berwick, Noam Chomsky

    Berwick and Chomsky draw on recent developments in linguistic theory to offer an evolutionary account of language and humans' remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire it.

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  • The Language and Thought of the Child by Jean Piaget
    The Language and Thought of the Child (English, Paperback) Jean Piaget

    When first published in 1923, this classic work took the psychological world by storm. Piaget's views expressed in this book, have continued to influence the world of developmental psychology to this day.

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  • Language in Children by Eve V. Clark
    Language in Children (English, Paperback) Eve V. Clark

    Language in Children provides a concise and basic introduction for students studying child language acquisition for the first time. Starting from the first sounds a child produces, this book covers all the stages a child goes through in acquiring a language. This title: Illustrates developmental stages from the recognition of sounds and words to the ability to hold a conversation, also...

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  • Child Language by Matthew Saxton
    Child Language (English, Paperback) Matthew Saxton

    Presenting the latest thinking and research on how children acquire their first language, this book takes the reader from a standing start to the point where they can engage with key debates and current research in the field of child language.

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  • A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism by Philip Herdina
    A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism (English, Paperback) Philip Herdina, Ulrike Jessner

    This book focuses on the psycholinguistic dynamics of multilingualism and the processes of change in time affecting two or more language systems. It develops a novel approach to this challenging subject by bringing together various strands of research including second language acquisition theory, bilingualism research and dynamic systems theory.

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  • Written Corrective Feedback for L2 Development by John Bitchener
    Written Corrective Feedback for L2 Development (English, Paperback) John Bitchener, Neomy Storch

    This book considers the potential of written corrective feedback to facilitate second language (L2) development. It draws on cognitive and sociocultural theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence to explore some of the factors that explain why written corrective feedback may or may not lead to L2 development.

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  • Introducing Second Language Acquisition by Muriel Saville-Troike
    Introducing Second Language Acquisition (English, Paperback) Muriel Saville-Troike, Karen Barto

    Third edition of the leading interdisciplinary introduction to second language acquisition, covering linguistic, psychological and social aspects.

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  • Second Language Acquisition by Susan M. Gass
    Second Language Acquisition (English, Paperback) Susan M. Gass, Jennifer Behney

    Now in a fourth edition, this bestselling introductory textbook remains the cornerstone volume for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). Its chapters have been fully updated, and reorganized where appropriate, to provide a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the field and its related disciplines. To reflect current developments, new sections on using learner corpora, semantics and...

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  • Second Language Research by Alison Mackey
    Second Language Research (English, Paperback) Alison Mackey, Susan M. Gass

    Previous edition: Second language research / Alison Mackey, 1st ed., 2005.

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  • Second Language Learning Theories by Rosamond Mitchell
    Second Language Learning Theories (English, Paperback) Rosamond Mitchell, Florence Myles

    Offers the complete beginner a clear and concise overview of the field of second language acquisition theories.

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  • The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited by Zoltan Dornyei
    The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited (English, Paperback) Zoltan Dornyei, Stephen Ryan

    Over the past decade, the focus of inquiry into the psychology of SLA has shifted from the analysis of various characteristics within individuals towards a greater consideration of individuals' dynamic interactions with diverse contexts. This revisit of the bestselling The Psychology of the Language Learner reflects on these developments by challenging some of the assumptions upon which the...

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  • The Language of Children by Julia Gillen
    The Language of Children (English, Paperback) Julia Gillen

    This volume introduces the key theories of language acquisition and provides a historical overview of the subject; looks at all the ways children learn to communicate, from writing and talking to playing and using computers; and includes a wide variety of real texts and data.

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  • Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition by Alison Mackey
    Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition (English, Paperback) Alison Mackey

    Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition: A Practical Guideis an informative guide to research design and methodology for graduate students and scholars. Each chapter of this volume offers background, step-by-step guidance, and relevant studies to create comprehensive coverage of each method.

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  • Learning Vocabulary in Another Language by I. S. P. Nation
    Learning Vocabulary in Another Language (English, Paperback) I. S. P. Nation

    An updated edition of the key reference work in the area of second and foreign language vocabulary studies.

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