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LINGUIST List 25.3194

Mon Aug 04 2014

Books: Language Acquisition in Study Abroad and Formal Instruction Contexts: Pérez-Vidal (ed.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Aug-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Language Acquisition in Study Abroad and Formal Instruction Contexts: Pérez-Vidal (ed.)
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Title: Language Acquisition in Study Abroad and Formal Instruction
Contexts
Series Title: AILA Applied Linguistics Series 13
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/aals.13

Editor: Carmen Pérez-Vidal
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270238 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270238 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270238 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205315 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205315 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205315 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

This publication constitutes essential reading for academics, teachers and language policy makers wanting to understand, plan, and implement an educational language program involving learner mobility.

The book provides data and analyses from a long-term program of research on study abroad (the SALA Project), which looked into the short and long-term effects of instructional and mobility contexts on language and cultural development from two perspectives: the participants’ language acquisition development over 2,5 years, and the practitioners’ perspective in relation to the design and implementation of a mobility program. The book is innovative in the longitudinal data it offers, the light it sheds on (i) an array of language skills, both productive and receptive, oral and written, tapping into phonology, lexis, grammar and discourse, (ii) the role of individual differences (including attitudes, motivation, beliefs, and intercultural awareness), and (iii) the insights on the effects of length of stay. In sum, this book represents a welcome addition to previous research on the outcomes of mobility policies to promote L2 learners’ linguistic development and the individual and educational conditions that appear to facilitate success in study abroad programs.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            General Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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