Now in a fourth edition, this bestselling introductory textbook remains the cornerstone volume for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). Its chapters. The Handbook of Second Language Acquisition () : Catherine J. Doughty, Michael H. Long: Books. Books shelved as second-language-acquisition: Introducing Second Language Acquisition by Muriel Saville-Troike, Understanding Second Language.

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Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman; Paperback. Beyond the Monitor Model: Comments on Current Theory and Practice in Second Language Acquisition. Find Second language acquisition books online. Get the best Second language acquisition books at our marketplace. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Second Language Acquisition from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic.

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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics

Summary Salience in Second Language Acquisition brings together contributions from top scholars of second language acquisition SLA in a comprehensive volume of the existing literature and current research on salience. Gass Index. Editor s Bio Susan M. Request an e-inspection copy. By Susan M.

Gass , Alison Mackey. Stimulated Recall Methodology in Applied Linguistics and L2 Research provides researchers and students in second language acquisition and applied linguistics with the only how-to guide on using stimulated recalls in their research practice. This new edition expands on the scope of the previous….

Edited by Brian Tomlinson. SLA Research and Materials Development for Language Learning is the only book available to focus on the interaction between second language acquisition theory and materials development for language learning. It consists of contributions written by experts in SLA, experts in materials development,…. Edited by Alison Mackey , Emma Marsden. Instruments for Research into Second Languages is an accessible introduction to understanding and evaluating existing and emerging methodologies in L2 research.

The book provides an introduction to the data collection materials available in the IRIS database.

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IRIS is an open access, searchable…. Edited by Peter I.

De Costa. Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research explores how ethical issues are negotiated in different areas of language research, illustrating for graduate students in applied linguistics the ethical dilemmas they might encounter in the research methodology classroom and how they might be addressed.

By Jenifer Larson-Hall. This new edition is up-to-date with the most recent version of the SPSS…. By Luke Plonsky. Advancing Quantitative Methods in Second Language Research is the first hands-on guide to conducting advanced research methods in the fields of applied linguistics and second language studies.

While a number of texts discuss basic quantitative research methodology, none focus exclusively on….

Form-Meaning Connections in Second Language Acquisition is an interdisciplinary and timely edited book of essays and empirical studies, most of which are based on the papers presented at the Form and Meaning Conference held in Chicago in The goal of the conference and now of the book is to….

Edited by Bill VanPatten. This new book, Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Commentary, edited by Bill VanPatten--a pioneer in processing instruction PI --is a refreshing presentation of 10 related and not widely available articles that illustrate the role of processing instruction in second language acquisition….

By Zoltan Dornyei , Stephen Ryan. This revisit of the bestselling The Psychology of the…. By Ronald P.

Salience in Second Language Acquisition

Explicit Learning in the L2 Classroom offers a unique five-prong theoretical, empirical, methodological, pedagogical, and model building approach to the issue of explicit learning in the L2 classroom from a student-centered perspective.

To achieve this five-prong objective, the book reports the…. The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This volume is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students in SLA and….

Addressing a rapidly growing interest in second language research, this hands-on text provides students and researchers with the means to understand and use current methods in psycholinguistics.

With a focus on the actual methods, designs, and techniques used in psycholinguistics research as they…. Edited by David Birdsong. Second Language Acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis is the only book on the market to provide a diverse collection of perspectives, from experienced researchers, on the role of the Critical Period Hypothesis in second language acquisition. It is widely believed that age effects in both…. Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research provides an entry-level introduction to research methods using stories, as data or as a means of presenting findings, that is grounded in published empirical research within the field of language teaching and learning.

It discusses basic…. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning synthesizes the existing body of research on the role of peer interaction in second language learning in one comprehensive volume.

In spite of the many hours that language learners spend interacting with peers in the classroom, there is a tendency to…. By Roy C. Even though second-language learners may master the grammar and vocabulary of the new languages, they almost never achieve a native phonology accent. Scholars and professionals dealing with second-language learners would agree that this is one of the most persistent challenges they face.

This book offers a general introduction to reaction time research as relevant to Second Language Studies and explores a collection of tasks and paradigms that are often used in such research. It provides a lucid explanation of the technical aspects of collecting reaction time data and outlines…. By Melissa A. The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research aims to answer key questions about the validity and uses of think-alouds, verbal reports completed by research participants while they perform a task.

It offers an overview of how think-alouds have been used in language research and presents a…. By Lourdes Ortega , Heidi Byrnes. Researchers and educators routinely call for longitudinal research on language learning and teaching. The present volume explores the connection between longitudinal study and advanced language capacities, two under-researched areas, and proposes an agenda for future research. Five chapters probe….

Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of…. This is in contrast to other introductory texts that focus more on analyzing theories and their originating studies e. What this allows for is gaining a general understanding that can aid teachers in thinking through both the rationale underpinning what they do in the classroom and the progression of the field informing their work.

Moreover, the text gives clear suggestions for the classroom, such as meaningful, task-based activities.

The inclusion in this text of information regarding multilinguals and heritage speakers is especially welcome, since these types of students are increasingly common and have different needs than the traditional L2 learner who only has speaks one L1. Second Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Introduction to Real World Applications is sure to please undergraduate students and future educators who will highly benefit from the down-to-earth foundation that it provides.

The text not only reviews key theories and findings that are essential to becoming familiar with innovative language pedagogies, but it also encourages readers to reflect on how to further improve these teaching techniques. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

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Paperback Edition: Bloomsbury Academic Dimensions: Once you have successfully made your exam-copy request, you will receive a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval.Items Subtotal. Second Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Introduction to Real World Applications is sure to please undergraduate students and future educators who will highly benefit from the down-to-earth foundation that it provides.

Summary Starting from the premise that language instruction should be informed by how humans learn language, this module on second language acquisition SLA aims to provide teachers at any level with a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the key findings about how second languages are learned in adulthood.

Set up a giveaway. How learners process information in second language acquisition 4. This book is written in order to help undergraduate students and trainee teachers to reflect on certain topics and key issues related to second language acquisition.

Um, yes. I think the future is more hopeful that the statistics, however.