Most popular Language acquisition books
The most popular Language acquisition books currently available. Updated weekly.
An expertly written Spanish B course now updated for first examination 2020, providing students with thought-provoking materials to help them develop strong language skills and solid critical thinking.
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.
Revised edition of: A frequency dictionary of German / Randall L. Jones (2005012949).
For students of English language, linguistics or modern languages, this introduction explores second language (L2) learning in terms of five problems facing the L2 learner: 'breaking into' the language; associating forms with meanings; learning L2 syntax; learning L2 semantics; and learning about context of use.
This prize-winning, readable introduction to research in language acquisition is recommended reading for second language teachers worldwide.
Originally published as An Introduction to bilingualism, 2008.
This is a comprehensive resource for new language teachers and experienced professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of working with students who have a Specific Learning Difference such as dyslexia. It can be used a core text, forming the basis of a course, or as supplementary reading to extend existing courses.
Covers the major aspects of linguistics. This guide begins at the 'arts' end of the subject and finishes at the 'science' end, with the discoveries regarding language in the brain. It looks at the prehistory of languages and their common origins, language and evolution, language in time and space, grammar and dictionaries and phonetics.
Research into complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF) as basic dimensions of second language performance, proficiency and development has received increased attention in SLA. This volume showcases the research on CAF by bringing together eleven contributions from renowned international researchers in the field.
This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context covering topics such as the issues of cultural identity, demotivation, language communities, positive psychology, possible L2 selves and internationalisation within a key EFL context.
Drawing on research from applied linguistics, linguistics, psychology and the speech sciences, this textbook focuses particularly on second language speech - how individuals perceive and produce the sounds of their second language. Each chapter includes illustrative case studies, review questions, and a tutorial section with practical exercises.
This book offers a simple introduction to the principles of grammar to help students preparing to study a foreign language. It uses examples from several widely-studied languages, including English, to show how the same principles apply across very different languages.
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.
Arguing for a reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice, this volume plays close attention to the plethora of objects which children constantly produce: drawings, cuttings-out, "writings" and collages.
This introductory textbook shows how children learn to understand and speak two languages against the backdrop of their language learning environments. A narrative around the bilingual development of four young children with different language profiles helps to explain the latest research findings in a lively and accessible manner.
This book combines detailed accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory. Points for discussion encourage readers to relate the argument of each chapter to their own context, and the book concludes with some reflections on teacher education.
This mixed-methods study investigates the link between accent and identity in an English as a lingua franca setting. A quantitative speech data analysis of eight phonetic features describes the German and French speakers' accents, while a qualitative analysis of introspective interview data exhibits how they differ in terms of identity.
How do children learn to talk? They are exposed to language from birth, interacting with knowledgeable speakers who correct errors and offer extensive practice. Clark provides a comprehensive exploration of first language acquisition, from a baby's first sounds to a child's growing ability to negotiate, explain and entertain using language.
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.
This engaging and accessible book explains the incredible mastery of language by young children, discussing how they learn to produce and distinguish among sounds, and their acquisition of words and meanings, and of the rules for building sentences. An invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover how children acquire language.
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.
A new edition of a foundational work of cognitive science that outlines a theory of the development of specifically human higher mental functions.
Updated with the latest research, this second edition of the bestselling textbook fully prepares SLPs and educators to support young children who are dual language learners-and make informed decisions about assessment and intervention when a disorder is p
This second edition of Norton's classic text on language learning and identity will bring her ground-breaking ideas to a new generation of students, teachers and researchers. Featuring a comprehensive Introduction and an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this new edition integrates research, theory and classroom practice.
Written at the inception of the field, this paper delineates a disciplinary scope; ask penetrating questions; advances daring hypotheses; and proposes a conceptual and empirical framework that continues to stimulate second language acquisition (SLA) research. It is suitable for novices and experts alike in and beyond the field of SLA.
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.
Providing a solid foundation in second language acquisition, the third edition of this leading introduction to the subject is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics, psychology and education, as well as trainee language teachers. The new edition has been revised throughout, and includes updated online resources.
"First edition published 2011 by Pearson Education Limited."
"Also available as an E-Module!"--Cover.
"First edition published by Speechmark 2008"--T.p. verso.
Explores the language behaviour of speakers of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), through the lens of Gricean pragmatics. It will be of interest to a wide range of scholars across the fields of pragmatics, language contact, world Englishes, second language acquisition, and English as a second language.
Translation of: Han yu er tong zao qi yu yan de fa zhan.
The book discusses vocabulary learning strategies as an integral subgroup of language learning strategies. It attempts to integrate the approaches of theories of second language acquisition, the theory and practice of instructed foreign language learning, and the findings of current empirical research.