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May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

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This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

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Title: Literacy and Second Language Oracy
Written By: Elaine Tarone
Martha Bigelow
Kit Hansen

The Oxford Applied Linguistics series is aimed at applied linguists,
lecturers, teacher trainers, students on advanced/postgraduate courses, and
practitioners interested in gaining a wider perspective on their work. It
provides up-to-date coverage of the latest research in applied linguistics,
together with discussion of psychological, sociological, and other
theoretical issues of relevance to the study of language in the real world.

Learners who cannot decode alphabetic script have been left out of the SLA
research enterprise, at considerable cost to our understanding of the human
capacity for language learning. This book offers research evidence
documenting the significant impact of low literacy skill on adolescents'
processing of oral L2 input and acquisition. Together with a large body of
closely related research in cognitive psychology, the findings lead to a
startling conclusion: language processing skills that have been assumed to
be universal human traits appear instead to be a product of learners'
experience with alphabetic print literacy.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 019442300X
ISBN-13: 9780194423007
Pages: 156
Prices: U.K. £ 26.00