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Second Language Acquisition

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ISBN-10: 0521317029

ISBN-13: 9780521317023

Edition: 1986

Authors: Wolfgang Klein, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, B. Comrie, W. Dressler

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This textbook presents an up-to-date account of the main concerns, problems and theoretical and practical issues raised by second language acquisition research. Research in this field has until recently been mainly pedagogically oriented, but since the 1970s linguists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the principles that underlie second language acquisition for the light these throw on how human language processing functions in general. Moreover, it is only through an understanding of these principles that foreign language teaching can become maximally effective. In the first part of his book, Wolfgang Klein provides a critical assessment of the current state of the…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/23/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Process of Language Acquisition
Some forms of language acquisition, some fundamental facts, some focal issues, some well-known theories
Six dimensions of language acquisition
Some consequences for foriegn language instructions
From The Learner's Point of View
The learner's four tasks
The problem of analysis
The problem of synthesis
The embedding problem
The matching problem
Index of names
Index of subjects