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Introducing Second Language Acquisition

Introducing Second Language Acquisition

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Providing a solid foundation in second language acquisition, this book has become the leading introduction to the subject for students of linguistics, psychology and education, and trainee language teachers. Now in its third edition, the textbook offers comprehensive coverage of fundamental concepts, including second language acquisition (SLA) in adults and children, in formal and informal learning contexts, and in diverse socio-cultural settings, and takes an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to consider SLA from linguistic, psychological and social perspectives. Each chapter contains a list of key terms, a summary, and a range of graded exercises suitable for self-testing and class discussion. The third edition has been revised throughout, and features new material on the practical aspects of teaching language, along with updated online resources, including new classroom activities to accompany each chapter, as well as updated references and further reading suggestions.

Author: Muriel Saville-Troike, Karen Barto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 12/30/2016
Pages: 244
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.60h x 6.80w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781316603925

About the Author
Saville-Troike, Muriel: - Muriel Saville-Troike is Professor Emerita of the University of Arizona, and was named Regents' Professor of English before her retirement. She has made significant contributions to the fields of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, and has previously held posts at Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, Georgetown University, and the University of Illinois. Saville-Troike is a past President of TESOL, and was made a Distinguished Scholar by the American Educational Research Association Standing Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Educational Research.Barto, Karen: - Karen Barto holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona, and is a Content Developer and Lecturer at the university's Center for English as a Second Language. She has taught French, English applied linguistics and English as a second language in several contexts. She has designed, developed and taught teacher training classes and programs, as well as conducting linguistic and psycholinguistic research. Also an avid student of foreign language herself, she has studied French, German, Italian, Spanish, Lao and Latin.

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