The Study of Second Language Acquisition

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Social Science - 824 pages
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The first section of this book outlines a general framework for the study of second language acquisition. Subsequent sections provide a description of learner language, account for the role of the linguistic environment, examine the learner's internal mechanisms, explore individual differencesin language learning, and review the expanding research on classroom second language acquisition. First Prize English Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition
 

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It comprehensively deals with SLA acquisition, leaving no single area unexplored.. Regards, many thanks, deep appreciation and respect for such a great academically beneficial effort.
Fatima El-Imam, MA (SUDAN)

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This book has really been effective for me and my fellow classmates. As we have been enrolled in MA in ELT, it helps us form a detailed picture on English language and gather a clear reference to different complex but essential ideas. It has been a good experience.

Contents

Introduction
9
Introduction
43
second language acquisition
73
Introduction
193
Introduction
295
Linguistic universals and second language acquisition
415
Introduction
469
Learning strategies
529
Introduction
563
Formal instruction and second language acquisition
611
Introduction
667
Glossary
692
Bibliography
730
Author index
792
Subject index
805
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Rod Ellis is Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has worked in Zambia, the UK, Japan, and the US for extended periods. He has published a number of books on second language acquisition and teacher education.He has also published EFL/ESL textbooks.

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