LINGUIST List 12.2892

Mon Nov 19 2001

Books: Second Language Acquisition

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Second Language Acquisition: Input and Evidence, Carroll

Message 1: Second Language Acquisition: Input and Evidence, Carroll

Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 10:35:15 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition: Input and Evidence, Carroll

John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to present a new work in
Second Language Acquisition:

Input and Evidence
The raw material of second language acquisition
Susanne E. CARROLL

US & Canada: 1 58811 011 7 / USD 86.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2493 5 / NLG 190.00 / EUR 86.22 (Hardcover)

Input and Evidence: the raw material of second language acquisition is
an empirical and theoretical treatment of one of the essential
components of SLA: the input to language learning mechanisms. It
reviews and adds to the empirical studies showing that negative
evidence (correction, feedback, repetitions, reformulations) play a
role in language acquisition in addition to that played by ordinary
conversation. At the same time, it embeds discussion of input within a
framework which includes a serious treatment of language processing,
including the problem of modularity and the question of how semantic
representations can influence grammatical ones. It lays the foundation
for the development of a truly explanatory theory of SLA in the form
of the Autonomous Induction Theory which combines a model of induction
with an interpretation of Universal Grammar, thereby permitting, for
the the first time, a coherent approach to the problem of constraining
induction in SLA.

Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 25 2001. xviii, 461 pp.

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