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The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition.

Author: Ernesto Macaro
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2013.
Series: Bloomsbury companions.
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Bloomsbury Companion To Second Language Acquisition, this book is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Handboeken (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Macaro, Ernesto.
Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernesto Macaro
ISBN: 9781441136923 1441136924
OCLC Number: 830166735
Notes: Higher-Order Amalgams of Learner Characteristics.
Description: 1 online resource (668 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Dedication; Copyright; Title; Series; 1 Second Language Acquisition: The Landscape, the Scholarship and the Reader; Second Language Acquisition; Origins of the Study of SLA; Books on Second Language Acquisition; A Companion to SLA; Journals of Second Language Acquisition; Second Language Lexis and Second Language Rules; Second Language Skills; Interaction; Belief Systems; Teaching Approaches; Advice to the Reader of SLA Literature; Notes; Part 1 The Second Language Acquisition Landscape. 2 A Compendium of Key Concepts in Second Language AcquisitionIntroduction; Key Concepts; 3 Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition; Introduction; Epistemological Basis for Research; Taking Stock of Current Research Practices; Study Design Types; Research Instruments in SLA; Research Instruments and Their Purpose; Verbal Report: From Think-Aloud Protocols to Stimulated Recall; A Focus on Instrumentation Involving Tests and Tasks; Conclusions; 4 The Relationship between First and Second Language Acquisition Revisited; SLA Research Springing from First Language Acquisition. L1 Acquisition Theories and L2 AcquisitionDifferences and Similarities between First and Second Language Acquisition; Conclusions; Part 2 Issues and Relationships in Second Language Acquisition; 5 The Relationship between Age of Learning and Type of Linguistic Exposure in Children Learning a Second Language; Introduction; Age and First Language Development; Minority Language Learners in a Majority Language Community; Age and Second (Foreign) Language Instruction; Age and Immersion; Discussion and Conclusions; Notes; 6 The Relationship between L2 Vocabulary Knowledge and L2 Vocabulary Use. The Vocabulary Knowledge FrameworkSome Alternatives to the Word Knowledge Framework; Deep Word Knowledge; Vocabulary Use; Conclusions; 7 The Relationship between L2 Input and L2 Output; Linking L2 Input and L2 Output; Input; Output; Input/Output --
Possible Links; Conclusions; Notes; 8 The Relationship between Pedagogical Focus and Interaction in L2 Lessons; Introduction; Pedagogy in Language Teaching; Intended Pedagogy and Actual Pedagogy; How Can Pedagogical Focus Be Determined?; Interaction in Language Teaching; The Relationship between Pedagogy and Interaction. The Complexity of the Relationship between Pedagogy and InteractionConclusions; Notes; 9 The Relationship between Language Aptitude and Language Learning Motivation: Individual Differences from a Dynamic Systems Perspective; A Brief History of Language Aptitude Research; A Brief History of L2 Learning Motivation Research; Problems with the Modular View of Individual Difference Variables; Cognition-Motivation Interaction and Overlap in SLA Research; Cognition-Motivation Overlap in Cognitive Psychology; A Dynamic Systems Approach to Understanding Learner Characteristics in SLA.
Series Title: Bloomsbury companions.

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Bloomsbury Companion To Second Language Acquisition, this book is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the relationship between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between L2 input and L2 output. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers wo.

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