LINGUIST List 13.2488

Tue Oct 1 2002

Books: Language Acquisition: Leather & van Dam (eds.)

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  1. Kluwer, Language Acquisition: Leather & van Dam (eds.)

Message 1: Language Acquisition: Leather & van Dam (eds.)

Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 10:24:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kluwer <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Leather & van Dam (eds.)

Kluwer is pleased to announce the publication of the following title:

Ecology of Language Acquisition

Edited by: Jonathan Leather
	 University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
	 Jet van Dam
	 University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

While most research on language acquisition continues to consider the
individual primarily in closed-system terms, Ecology of Language
Acquisition emphasizes the emergence of linguistic development through
children's and learners' interactions with their environment -
spatial, social, cultural, educational, and so on - bringing to light
commonalities between primary language development, child and adult
second-language learning, and language acquisition by robots. Such a
situated, context-responsive perspective on acquisition is able to
interrelate insights from a variety of paradigms and disciplines while
avoiding unjustifiable appeals to normativity. The theoretical and
empirical studies presented here challenge a number of dominant ideas
in language acquisition theory and mark an important new research
orientati on. This work should be of interest to language acquisition
researchers and professionals in a wide range of specialisms.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1017-6 Date: December 2002 Pages: 250 pp.
 EURO 92.00 / USD 88.00 / GBP 60.00

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