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The most popular Language acquisition books currently available. Updated weekly.
Manana Coursebook: Spanish B for the IB Diploma
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.
Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition
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.
Frequency Dictionary of German: Core Vocabulary for Learners
Revised edition of: A frequency dictionary of German / Randall L. Jones (2005012949).
How Second Languages are Learned: An Introduction
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.
How Languages are Learned
This prize-winning, readable introduction to research in language acquisition is recommended reading for second language teachers worldwide.
Introduction to Bilingualism: Principles and Processes
Originally published as An Introduction to bilingualism, 2008.
Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction
Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
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.
Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction
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.
Quantitative Methods for Second Language Research: A Problem-Solving Approach
Dimensions of L2 Performance and Proficiency: Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in SLA
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.
Language Learning Motivation in Japan
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.
Second Language Speech: Theory and Practice
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.
Introduction to Grammar for Language Learners
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.
Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education: An Introduction through Narratives
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.
Cengage Advantage Books: Language Development
Salience in Second Language Acquisition
Language Development
Reading in a Second Language: Cognitive and Psycholinguistic Issues
Language in Children
Before Writing: Rethinking the Paths to Literacy
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.
Introduction to Bilingual Development
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.
Teaching and Researching: Autonomy in Language Learning
Language Learner Autonomy: Theory, Practice and Research
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.
Accent and Identity in Learner Varieties of English: A Study with German and French University Students in an English as a Lingua Franca Setting
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.
First Language Acquisition
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.
Biology and Knowledge Revisited: From Neurogenesis to Psychogenesis
Child Language: Acquisition and Development
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.
Key Issues in the Teaching of Spanish Pronunciation: From Description to Pedagogy
Immersion Education: Lessons from a Minority Language Context
How Children Learn 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.
Language and Thought of the Child
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.
Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research
Thought and Language
A new edition of a foundational work of cognitive science that outlines a theory of the development of specifically human higher mental functions.
Dual Language Development & Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism & Second Language Learning
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
Identity and Language Learning: Extending the Conversation
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.
Interlanguage: Forty years later
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.
Why Only Us: Language and Evolution
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.
Introducing Second Language Acquisition
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.
Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies: Self-Regulation in Context, Second Edition
"First edition published 2011 by Pearson Education Limited."
Technology in Language Learning: An Overview
"Also available as an E-Module!"--Cover.
Sources of Variation in First Language Acquisition: Languages, contexts, and learners
International Students' Challenges, Strategies and Future Vision: A Socio-Dynamic Perspective
Language Learning and Teaching in a Multilingual World
Early Visual Skills: A Resource for Working with Children with Under-Developed Visual Perceptual Skills
"First edition published by Speechmark 2008"--T.p. verso.
English as a Lingua Franca: The Pragmatic Perspective
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.
Early Language Acquisition of Mandarin-Speaking Children
Translation of: Han yu er tong zao qi yu yan de fa zhan.
Second Language Literacy Practices and Language Learning Outside the Classroom
Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition
Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition
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.