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Language acquisition : the age factor

Author: D M Singleton; Lisa Ryan
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Multilingual Matters, Ltd., ©2004.
Series: Second language acquisition (London, England), 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the evidence relative to the idea that there is an age factor in first and second language acquisition, evidence that has sources ranging from studies of feral children to evaluations of language programmes in primary schools. It goes on to explore the various explanations that have been advanced to account for such evidence. Finally, it looks at the educational ramifications of the age question,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Singleton, D.M. (David Michael).
Language acquisition.
Clevedon ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D M Singleton; Lisa Ryan
ISBN: 1853597570 9781853597572 1853597589 9781853597589 1853597597 9781853597596
OCLC Number: 1058011702
Notes: Macquarie copy of 1st ed. classified at P118.S4618 1989.
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: viii, 289 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Evidence of speech milestones --
3. The critical period hypothesis : L1-related evidence --
4. The critical period hypothesis : L2-related evidence --
5. Theoretical perspectives --
6. The L2 educational dimension --
7. Concluding remarks.
Series Title: Second language acquisition (London, England), 9.
Responsibility: David Singleton and Lisa Ryan.
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Abstract:

"This book examines the evidence relative to the idea that there is an age factor in first and second language acquisition, evidence that has sources ranging from studies of feral children to evaluations of language programmes in primary schools. It goes on to explore the various explanations that have been advanced to account for such evidence. Finally, it looks at the educational ramifications of the age question, with particular regard to formal second language teaching in the early school years and in 'third age' contexts."--Jacket.

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