Second Language Acquisition (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) by Wolfgang Klein

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Second Language Acquisition (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Title:
Second Language Acquisition (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Author:
Wolfgang Klein
ISBN:
0521268796
ISBN13:
978-0521268790
Size PDF:
1822 kb
Size epub:
1286 kb
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; Subsequent edition (February 28, 1986)
Language:
English
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3.6
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This 1986 textbook presents an account of the main concerns, problems and theoretical and practical issues raised by second language acquisition research. Research in this field had 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 state of the art at the time. The second part, 'from the learner's point of view', is devoted to four central problems which anyone learning a second language (either through everyday communication or in the classroom) is faced with, and whose solution constitutes the acquisition process. This accessible introduction provides students of linguistics and applied linguistics and anyone concerned with foreign language teaching with a real understanding of the fundamental issues in the field.

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