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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.
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.
Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction
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.
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.
Quantitative Methods for Second Language Research: A Problem-Solving Approach
Study Abroad, Second Language Acquisition and Interculturality
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.
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.
Language Development
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.
Salience in Second Language Acquisition
Constructing a Language: A Usage-Based Theory of Language Acquisition
Tomasello presents a comprehensive usage-based theory of language acquisition. Drawing together a vast body of empirical research in cognitive science, linguistics, and developmental psychology, Tomasello demonstrates children's linguistic ability is interwoven with other cognitive abilities.
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.
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.
Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies: Self-Regulation in Context, Second Edition
"First edition published 2011 by Pearson Education Limited."
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.
Speech Bubbles 1 User Guide: Supporting Speech Sound Development in Children
"In this pack, you will find eleven picture books and this user guide. The sounds targeted are: /t/, /d/, /p/, /b/, /g/, /k/, /f/, /n/, /m/, /s/, and /s/ blends. This range includes early developing sounds, as well as sounds that are frequently targeted in speech therapy during the early years. Other sounds will be covered in future packs."--Introduction.
Reading in a Second Language: Cognitive and Psycholinguistic Issues
Language in Children
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.
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.
Biology and Knowledge Revisited: From Neurogenesis to Psychogenesis
Technology in Language Learning: An Overview
"Also available as an E-Module!"--Cover.
International Students' Challenges, Strategies and Future Vision: A Socio-Dynamic Perspective
Understanding Second Language Acquisition
This is a cutting-edge yet accessible introduction to Second Language Acquisition. It covers concepts, themes, goals, research problems, methods, theories and new directions.
Understanding Second Language Acquisition
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.
Learning Vocabulary in Another Language
An updated edition of the key reference work in the area of second and foreign language vocabulary studies.
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.
Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
Provides the reader with reviews of the major contemporary approaches to Second language acquisition (SLA), the research carried out within them and, wherever appropriate, the implications and/or applications for theory, research and pedagogy that might derive from the available empirical evidence.
Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Language Development: An Introduction, Global Edition
Second Language Research: Methodology and Design
Previous edition: Second language research / Alison Mackey, 1st ed., 2005.
Teacher Development in Action: Understanding Language Teachers' Conceptual Change
Bringing together multiple sources of data and combining existing theories across language teacher cognition, teacher education, second language motivation and psychology, this empirically-grounded analysis of teacher development in action offers new insights into the complex and dynamic nature of language teachers' conceptual change.
L2 Selves and Motivations in Asian Contexts
This book examines the applications of language learning motivation research theories and models from WEIRD (Western, educated, industrialized, rich, developed) contexts to the EFL situation in Asian countries. Themes include the use of L2 selves as a theoretical model of motivation, teacher motivation and demotivation in Asian educational systems.
Second Language Processing: An Introduction
Sources of Variation in First Language Acquisition: Languages, contexts, and learners
Language Learning and Teaching in a Multilingual World
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.
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.
Researching Second Language Classrooms
Introduces teachers to research methods they can use to examine their own classrooms in order to become more effective teachers. The author emphasizes that what a teacher chooses to examine will dictate which method is most effective. Each chapter includes activities to help readers apply the methods described, often by analyzing research data.
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.
Language Acquisition: The Growth of Grammar
A comprehensive introduction to language acquisition based on current linguistic theory.
Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family
This book walks parents through the multilingual reading and writing process from infancy to adolescence. It identifies essential skills at each developmental stage and proposes effective strategies that facilitate multiliteracy, in particular, heritage-language literacy development in the home environment.
Second Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Introduction To Real World Applications
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.
Multilingual Turn: Implications for SLA, TESOL, and Bilingual Education
Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices
Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices represents a clear and concise introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topic for the first time.
Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R