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Second Language Acquisition

Second Language Systems

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Exploring the canonical topics in second language acquisition, this book introduces different theoretical perspectives and explores the types of research carried out in the field. Individual chapters have been written so...

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Exploring the canonical topics in second language acquisition, this book introduces different theoretical perspectives and explores the types of research carried out in the field. Individual chapters have been written so that they can stand alone, giving instructors and students total control over the pace and order of study, and the book is written in an accessible conversational style, inviting engagement with this dynamic topic.

Second Language Acquisition:
• Surveys key studies in the acquisition of morphology, syntax and phonology
• Features a whole chapter dedicated to bilingualism, tying together two closely-linked fields
• Examines the role and implications of pedagogy in language teaching contexts
• Employs end-of-chapter questions, concept practice and suggestions for further reading to encourage deeper engagement with topics

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  • Structured by acquisition topics rather than theories, allowing for a nonlinear approach that can fit into any module
  • The first linguisticsoriented textbook on Second Language Acquisition for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Indepth coverage of nominal morphosyntax, L2 phonology and bilingualism, topics often missed out of more general textbooks

Introduction.- 1. An Introduction to Linguistic Terms.- 2. Acquisition of Verbal Morphosyntax.- 3. Acquisition of Nominal Morphosyntax.- 4. A Comparison between UG and non-UG frameworks.- 5. L2 Phonology.- 6. Simultaneous bilingualism.

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Neal Snape obtained his Ph.D. in Language and Linguistics from the University of Essex, UK. He completed a post-doc and taught ESL at the University of Calgary, Canada and taught EFL and Linguistics at Hokkaido University, Japan. His research interests include adult second language acquisition. He is currently affiliated with Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan.
 

Tanja Kupisch obtained her Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She has worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Calgary, Canada, McGill University, Canada, University of Hamburg, Germany, Lund University, Sweden, the University of Konstanz, Germany and The Artic University of Norway in...

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Neal Snape obtained his Ph.D. in Language and Linguistics from the University of Essex, UK. He completed a post-doc and taught ESL at the University of Calgary, Canada and taught EFL and Linguistics at Hokkaido University, Japan. His research interests include adult second language acquisition. He is currently affiliated with Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan.
 

Tanja Kupisch obtained her Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She has worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Calgary, Canada, McGill University, Canada, University of Hamburg, Germany, Lund University, Sweden, the University of Konstanz, Germany and The Artic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway. Her research interests include early bilingualism, heritage bilingualism, first, second language and third language acquisition, bilectal language acquisition and language dominance.

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