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Second language learning theories

Author: Rosamond Mitchell; Florence Myles
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Second Language Learning Theories is an introduction to the field of second language learning for students without a substantial background in linguistics. Drawing on the expertise of both a specialist in the teaching of second languages and a linguist specialising in second language acquisition, this textbook provides an up-to-date introductory survey of the most active and significant perspectives on the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosamond Mitchell; Florence Myles
ISBN: 9780340807668 0340807660
OCLC Number: 53391538
Notes: Previous ed.: 1998.
Description: xiii, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Second language learning : key concepts and issues --
2. The recent history of second language learning research --
3. Linguistics and language learning : the universal grammar approach --
4. Cognitive approaches to second language learning --
5. Functional/pragmatic perspectives on second language learning --
6. Input and interaction in second language learning --
7. Socio-cultural perspectives on second language learning --
8. Sociolinguistic perspectives --
9. Conclusion
Responsibility: Rosamond Mitchell, Florence Myles.
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