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Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

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ISBN-10: 1405132817

ISBN-13: 9781405132817

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Catherine J. Doughty, Michael H. Long

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The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition presents an integrated discussion of key, and sometimes controversial, issues in second language acquisition research. Discusses the biological and cognitive underpinnings of SLA, mechanisms, processes, and constraints on SLA, the level of ultimate attainment, research methods, and the status of SLA as a cognitive science. Includes contributions from twenty-seven of the world's leading scholars. Provides an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of human cognition, including those in linguistics, psychology, applied linguistics, ESL, foreign languages, and cognitive science.
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 6.80" wide x 9.70" long x 1.70" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

#60;b#62;Michael H. Long#60;/b#62; is Professor of SLA in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland. Recent publications include #60;i#62;The Handbook of SLA#60;/i#62;, co-edited with Catherine Doughty (Blackwell, 2003), #60;i#62;Second Language Needs Analysis#60;/i#62; (Cambridge, 2005), and #60;i#62;Problems in SLA#60;/i#62; (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007).#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Catherine J. Doughty#60;/b#62; is Senior Research Scientist and SLA Area Director at the Center for the Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland, and is an affiliate Professor of SLA at the University of Maryland.

List of Contributors
The Scope of Inquiry and Goals of SLA
Capacity and Representation:
On the Nature of Interlanguage Representation: Universal Grammar in the Second Language
The Radical Middle: Nativism without Universal Grammar
Constructions, Chunking, and Connectionism: The Emergence of Second Language Structure
Cognitive Processes in Second Language Learners and Bilinguals: The Development of Lexical and Conceptual Representations
Near-Nativeness: Antonella Sorace
Environments for SLA
Language Socialization in SLA
Social Context
Input and Interaction
Instructed SLA: Constraints, Compensation, and Enhancement
Processes in SLA:
Implicit and Explicit Learning
Incidental and Intentional Learning
Automaticity and Second Languages
Cross-linguistic Influence
Stabilization and Fossilization in Interlanguage Development
Biological and Psychological Constraints:
Maturational Constraints in SLA
Individual Differences in Second Language Learning
Attention and Memory during SLA
Language Processing Capacity
Research Methods:
Defining and Measuring SLA
Data Collection in SLA Research
The State of SLA:
SLA Theory: Construction and Assessment
SLA and Cognitive Science