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In the age of the global village and the world wide web, understanding the way in which people learn languages is of ever increasing importance. This book makes the essentials of this rapidly expanding area of study accessible to readers...
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In the age of the global village and the world wide web, understanding the way in which people learn languages is of ever increasing importance. This book makes the essentials of this rapidly expanding area of study accessible to readers encountering it for the first time.
This series provides brief, clear introductions to the main disciplinary areas of language study. This book outlines second language acquisition, the study of the way in which people learn a language other than their mother tongue. It is designed to make the essentials of this rapidly expanding area accessible to readers encountering it for the first time.
Preface section 1 Survey 1 L2 acquisition What is 'second language acquisition'? What are the goals of SLA? 2 The nature of learner language Errors and error analysis Developmental patterns Variability in learner language Summary 3 Interlanguage Behaviourist learning theory A mentalist theory of language learning What is 'interlanguage'? A computational model of L2 acquisition 4 Social aspects of interlanguage Interlanguage as a stylistic continuum The acculturation model of L2 acquisition Social identity and investment in L2 learning 5 Discourse aspects of interlanguage Acquiring discourse rules The role of input and interaction in L2 acquisition The role of output in L2 acquisition Summary 6 Psycholinguistic aspects of interlanguage L1 transfer The role of consciousness in L2 acquisition Processing operations Communication strategies Two types of computational model 7 Linguistic aspects of interlanguage Typological universals: relative clauses Universal Grammar Learnability The critical period hypothesis Access to UG Markedness Cognitive versus linguistic explanations 8 Individual differences in L2 acquisition Language aptitude Motivation Learning strategies 9 Instruction and L2 acquisition Form-focused instruction Learner-instruction matching Strategy training Summary 10 Conclusion: multiple perspectives in SLA section 2 Readings section 3 References section 4 Glossary
Rod Ellis is winner of the BAAL Book Prize in 1985 for the best book published in applied linguistics. Formerly Professor and Head of Department in the School of Language Studies, Ealing College of Higher Education.
1: L2 Acquisition
what Is 'second Language Acquisition'?
what Are The Goals Of Sla?
2: The Nature Of Learner Language
errors And Error Analysis
variability In Learner Language
behaviourist Learning Theory
a Mentalist Theory Of Language Learning
what Is 'interlanguage'?
a Computational Model Of L2 Acquisition
4: Social Aspects Of Interlanguage
interlanguage As A Stylistic Continuum
the Acculturation Model Of L2 Acquisition
social Identity And Investment In L2 Learning
5: Discourse Aspects Of Interlanguage
acquiring Discourse Rules
the Role Of Input And Interaction In L2 Acquisition
the Role Of Output In L2 Acquisition
6: Psycholinguistic Aspects Of Interlanguage
the Role Of Consciousness In L2 Acquisition
two Types Of Computational Model
7: Linguistic Aspects Of Interlanguage
typological Universals: Relative Clauses
the Critical Period Hypothesis
access To Ug
cognitive Versus Linguistic Explanations
8: Individual Differences In L2 Acquisition
9: Instruction And L2 Acquisition
10: Conclusion: Multiple Perspectives In Sla