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

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 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.


Author: Thomas Scovel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194372138

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 134

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Part of a series of introductions to the key disciplines in the study of language, this book informs the reader about current thinking and acts as a guide to further enquiry.

Controversies in Applied Linguistics

Author: Barbara Seidlhofer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194374446

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

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This book brings together a number of high-profile exchanges on controversial issues between scholars of opposing positions reacting to each other in print. It engages the reader in a critical evaluation of the points at issue.

Language Teaching, Pedagogy and Curriculum Design (Penerbit USM)

Author: Tengku Sepora Tengku Mahadi,Thomas Chow Voon Foo

Publisher: Penerbit USM

ISBN: 9674611320

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Language Teaching, Pedagogy and Curriculum Design explores the possibilities of how language teaching research can be used to inform pedagogy. It informs on the realisation among language teachers of the need to be informed on the contributions of research to language learning and to enable them to better reflect on instructional design and practices, and their underlying theories. This book is intended for ESL researchers, teachers and students, especially those who are interested in expanding and developing their knowledge in language teaching not just based on their own experiences in language classrooms but also on current contributions of research on issues in language teaching, pedagogy and curriculum in the region.

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.

Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Author: Shawn Loewen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136305920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), defined as any type of learning that occurs as a result of the manipulating the process and conditions of second language acquisition. The book begins by considering the effectiveness of ISLA and the differences between ISLA and naturalistic L2 learning. It then goes on to discuss the theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical aspects of such key issues in ISLA as grammar learning; interaction in the classroom; focus on form, function and meaning; vocabulary learning; pronunciation learning; pragmatics learning; learning contexts; and individual differences. This timely and important volume is ideally suited for the graduate level ISLA course, and provides valuable insights for any SLA scholar interested in the processes involved in second language learning in classroom settings.

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.

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.

Historical Linguistics

Author: Herbert Schendl

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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.


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.

Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

Author: Prof. Vivian Cook,Prof. David Singleton

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783091827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 4662

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. The topics in question are: • how different languages connect in the mind; • whether there is a best age for learning a second language; • the importance of grammar in acquiring and using a second language; • how the words of a second language are acquired; • how people learn to write in a second language; • how attitude and motivation help in learning a second language; • the usefulness of second language acquisition research for language teaching; • the goals of language teaching.

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.

The Linguist

Journal of the Institute of Linguists

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

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What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume I

Understanding Learning

Author: Denise E. Murray,MaryAnn Christison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136933557

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 3623

Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, What English Teachers Need to Know I and II are companion textbooks organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? The focus throughout is on outcomes, that is, student learning. Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom: the characteristics of the context in which they work how English works and how it is learned their role in the larger professional sphere of English language education Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching: planning instructing assessing The texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education), and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes).

Researching Pedagogic Tasks

Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing

Author: Martin Bygate,Peter Skehan,Merrill Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 5496

Researching Pedagogic Tasks brings together a series of empirical studies into the use of pedagogical tasks for second language learning, with a view to better understanding the structure of tasks, their impact on students, and their use by teachers. The volume starts with an introduction to the background and key issues in the topic area and is then organised into three sections: the first section focuses on the language and learning of students on tasks the second on the use of tasks in the language classroom the third on the use of tasks for language testing Each section begins with a succinct section introduction, and the volume concludes with an afterword relating the theme of the volume to issues in curriculum development. The chapters include both experimental and qualitative approaches to the topic, some providing original accounts of specific studies, others offering overviews of linked series of studies.