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Title: Introducing Second Language Acquisition
Written By: Muriel Saville-Troike
Series Title: Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

Written for students encountering the topic for the first time, this is a
clear and practical introduction to second language acquisition (SLA). It
explains in non-technical language how a second language is acquired; what
the second language learner needs to know; and why some learners are more
successful than others. The textbook introduces in a step-by-step fashion a
range of fundamental concepts - such as 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 or class discussion. Providing a solid
foundation in SLA, this book is set to become the leading introduction to
the field for students of linguistics, psychology, and education, and
trainee language teachers.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521790867
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 350
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00
U.S. $ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521794072
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 350
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