Second Language Acquisition

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194372121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 147

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In the age of the global village and the world wide web, understanding the way in which people learn languages is of ever increasing importance. This book makes the essentials of this rapidly expanding area of study accessible to readers encountering it for the first time.

The Study of Second Language Acquisition

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194371896

Category: Social Science

Page: 824

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The first section of this book outlines a general framework for the study of second language acquisition. Subsequent sections provide a description of learner language, account for the role of the linguistic environment, examine the learner's internal mechanisms, explore individual differences in language learning, and review the expanding research on classroom second language acquisition. First Prize English Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition

Fachdidaktik Englisch

Tradition, Innovation, Praxis

Author: Frank Haß

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3129202234

Category: Englischunterricht - Sekundarstufe

Page: 335

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Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

Author: Henry Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194374453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 193

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This book looks at different attitudes to English and developments in its description, and it critically examines current proposals for the specification of course content and classroom methodology.

Understanding Second Language Acquisition 2nd Edition - Oxford Applied Linguistics

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194422011

Category: Study Aids

Page: 376

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In the 30 years since Rod Ellis first published the award-winning Understanding Second Language Acquisition, it has become a classic text. This new, fully updated edition continues to provide an authoritative and highly readable introduction to key areas of theory and research in second language acquisition. Ellis presents a comprehensive overview of the different theories in this field and examines critical reactions to them. The book reflects recent trends in looking at cognitive and social aspects of second language acquisition, as well as examining the roles played by implicit and explicit instruction in language learning. “An excellent and much-needed, in-depth review of the research on how children and literate adults learn a second language. Ellis provides a sound knowledge base for language teachers and beginning graduate students in applied linguistics, focusing on relevant findings of research on second-language learning by children and literate adults in both naturalistic and instructed contexts.” Elaine Tarone, Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota Additional online resources are available at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/understandingsla Rod Ellis is the Distinguished Professor of Applied Language Studies in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics in the University of Auckland. Oxford Applied Linguistics Series Advisers: Anne Burns and Diane Larsen-Freeman.

Applied Linguistics

Author: Guy Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194375986

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 134

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This is a series of brief surveys intended for readers new to thé format study of language. Each book contains four parts : survey, an up-to-date overview of the area concerned ; readings, short readings with study questions ; References, a selection of annotated references glossary, explanations of terms, cross referenced to the Survey This structure is designed to allow different groups of readers to focus on different parts of the book according to their interest and need. Applied linguistics addresses the most pressing and controversial areas of contemporary language use, including intercultural communication, political and commercial persuasion, the impact of new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning. This clearty written introduction provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the main concerns of applied linguistics today.

Deutsch als Fremdsprache. 1. Halbband

Author: Gerhard Helbig

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110194074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 796

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Deutsch als Fremdsprache hat sich als interdisziplinäres Fachgebiet im deutschsprachigen Raum wie auch in der Auslandsgermanistik etabliert, das praxisbezogene Fragen des Spracherwerbs und der Sprachvermittlung auf theoretischer und empirischer Grundlage untersucht. Das vorliegende Handbuch ist die erste umfassende Darstellung der Ziele, Inhalte und Forschungserträge. Dazu wurden vier Zugriffe gewählt: Das Handbuch stellt zunächst die Struktur der Disziplin und ihre institutionelle Einbettung in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz sowie die Fachentwicklung in den nichtdeutschsprachigen Ländern dar. Einen zweiten Schwerpunkt bildet die Darstellung des Forschungsstandes zu den linguistischen, landeskundlichen und literarischen Gegenständen. Die theoretischen und empirischen Grundlagen des Lehrens und Lernens von Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache bilden den Kern des dritten Schwerpunkts. Besonders nach den politischen Veränderungen zu Beginn der 90er Jahre dürfte auch der vierte Teil, Länderberichte zum Deutschunterricht und Germanistikstudium im fremdsprachigen Ausland, eine erste umfassende Übersicht über die Entwicklungen der auf das Lehren und Lernen von Deutsch bezogenen Entwicklungen in der Auslandsgermanistik bereitstellen. Das Handbuch zielt auf eine interdisziplinäre Sicht der Forschung sowie auf eine Verbindung der im deutschsprachigen Raum und in der Auslandsgermanistik gewonnenen Erkenntnisse unter Einbeziehung der wissenschafts- und sprachpolitischen Dimensionen.

Linguistics

Author: H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194372060

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 134

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This book surveys the discipline of linguistics, the study of human language. An outline of the ways in which language has been defined, described, and explored is provided, and readers are guided towards further exploration.

Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics

Studies in Honour of H. G. Widdowson

Author: H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194421485

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 431

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Studies in honour of H G Widdowson. Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive overview of the many and diverse areas in applied linguistics today. The papers range from second language acquisition to discourse analysis, corpus lingustics, and classroom practice; together they emphasize the reciprocal relationship of principle and practice, and the interdisciplinary nature of applied lingustics.

Learner Contributions to Language Learning

New Directions in Research

Author: Michael Breen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Since it was first established in the 1970s the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use. What the learner contributes is central to the language learning process. Learner Contributions to Language Learning provides a uniquely comprehensive account of learners' personal attributes, their thinking, their feelings, and their actions that have been shown to have an impact upon language learning. Containing specific chapters from leading names in the field, this book provides both a review of what has been discovered from previous research and identifies important future directions for research on learner contributions. It is a landmark volume setting the agenda for language learning research in the 21st century and it provides invaluable information for all those engaged in language teaching. The contributors to the volume are- Michael P. Breen Bonny Norton Anna Chamot Rebecca Oxford Rod Ellis Anna Pavlenko James P. Lantolf Anita Wenden Diane Larsen-Freeman

Theories in Second Language Acquisition

An Introduction

Author: Bill VanPatten,Jessica Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135928533

Category: Education

Page: 296

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The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This volume is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and language teaching. Each chapter focuses on a single theory, written by a leading scholar in the field in an easy-to-follow style – a basic foundational description of the theory, relevant data or research models used with this theory, common misunderstandings, and a sample study from the field to show the theory in practice. This text is designed to provide a consistent and coherent presentation for those new to the field who seek basic understanding of theories that underlie contemporary SLA research. Researchers will also find the book useful as a "quick guide" to theoretical work outside their respective domains.

Die Neueren Sprachen

Zeitschrift für den neusprachlichen Unterricht

Author: Wilhelm Viëtor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philology, Modern

Page: N.A

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Preceded by Phonetische studien (1887093) Vols. 1-41 of Die Neueren sprachen are called also on title-pages v.7-47 of Phonetische studien. Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische studien. Beiblatt".

Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

Author: Vivian Cook,David Singleton

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research. Each chapter comprises an introductory discussion of the issues involved and suggestions for further reading and study. The reader is asked to consider the issues based on their own experiences, thus allowing them to compare their own intuitions and experiences with established research findings and gain an understanding of methodology. The topics are treated independently so that they can be read in any order that interests the reader.

Reading, Writing and Learning in ESL

A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Learners

Author: Suzanne F. Peregoy,Owen Boyle

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205593248

Category: Education

Page: 459

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Rev. ed. of: Reading, writing and learning in ESL. 4th ed. 2005.

Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

Author: Dr. ZhaoHong Han

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783092106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate or, otherwise, hinder it. This book thus aims to further understanding of the acquisition of Chinese as a foreign or second language. It brings together six independent studies which explore aspects of learning Chinese as an additional language across the domains of morphosyntax, pragmatics, cognitive capacity, interactional learning, and instructed learning via a variety of conceptual frameworks and methodological strategies. These studies, as well as the suggestions for future research, will be of great interest to second language acquisition researchers, graduate students and second language teachers of Chinese, as well as to curriculum developers and materials writers.

Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, and Gender

Author: Aneta Pavlenko

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110170269

Category: Education

Page: 356

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This volume presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of second language learning, multilingualism and gender. An impressive array of papers situated within a feminist poststructuralist framework demonstrates how this framework allows for a deeper understanding of second language learning, a number of language contact phenomena, intercultural communication, and critical language pedagogy. The volume has wide appeal to students and scholars in the fields of language and gender, sociolinguistics, SLA, anthropology, and language education.

How Languages are Learned

Author: Patsy M. Lightbown,Nina Spada

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This series is designed to provide a source of reference for both language teachers and teacher trainers. Each title is intended to serve both as a basis for courses and seminars, and as a longer-term reference text for the working teacher's bookshelf. This is a completely revised and updated edition of this readable introduction to the study of language acquisition. By understanding how languages are learned, teachers will be more able to judge the merits of different teaching methodologies and textbooks, and make the most of the time they spend with learners. How Languages are Learned provides a clear introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition and, with the help of activities and questionnaires, discusses their practical impllications for language teaching.

Historical Linguistics

Author: Herbert Schendl

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 130

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The aim of historical linguistics is the description and explanation of language change. In this book, the author gives a brief and clear introduction to the field, and outlines the way in which historical linguists attempt to explain why and how languages change.