Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices (Linguistics in the World)

Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices (Linguistics in the World)

By: Kirsten M. Hummel (author)Paperback

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Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives and Practices represents a clear and concise introduction to the main concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisition studies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topic for the first time. * Follows six fictitious language learners throughout the text whose stories serve to introduce various concepts and issues * Contains specific chapters on first language acquisition and bilingualism, as well as explicit references to the most recent and important research * Covers key topics including acquisition contexts, theoretical perspectives, language teaching methods, second language development, and individual differences (such as age, aptitude, and motivation) * Grabs student attention with lighthearted cartoons that illustrate and reinforce key ideas * Features a full range of pedagogical tools to aid student learning, including language learning in practice textboxes; bolded new terms defined in the margins; an end-of-book glossary; self-assessment and classroom discussion questions; exercise and project ideas; and further online viewing sections

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About Author

Kirsten M. Hummel is Professor in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Translation at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. She is the editor of An Introduction to Language, Fourth Canadian Edition (with V. Fromkin, R. Rodman and N. Hyams, 2010), has published in several areas of second language acquisition, and has taught as a visiting professor in Eastern Europe and Central Africa.

Contents

Acknowledgments xi 1 Introduction 1 2 First Language Acquisition 5 2.0 Chapter overview 6 2.1 From sound to word 6 2.2 From word to sentence 10 2.3 Theoretical views 13 2.4 First language vs second language acquisition 18 2.5 Summing up 25 Key concepts 26 Self-assessment questions 26 Discussion questions 27 Exercises/Project ideas 28 Further reading and viewing 30 References 31 3 Language Learning Contexts 35 3.0 Chapter overview 36 3.1 Naturalistic contexts 36 3.2 Instructed learning 41 3.3 Summing up 52 Key concepts 52 Self-assessment questions 53 Discussion questions 54 Exercises/Project ideas 54 Further reading and viewing 55 References 55 4 Theoretical Perspectives: Past and Present 59 4.0 Chapter overview 60 4.1 Contrastive analysis 61 4.2 Error analysis 64 4.3 Universal Grammar 67 4.4 The Monitor Model/Input Hypothesis 70 4.5 Information processing/cognitive approach 75 4.6 Processing-related hypotheses 77 4.7 Emergentism and usage-based approaches 86 4.8 The Sociocultural approach 91 4.9 Summing up 93 Key concepts 94 Self-assessment questions 95 Discussion questions 96 Exercises/Project ideas 97 Further reading and viewing 97 References 99 5 Teaching Approaches and Instructional Issues 105 5.0 Chapter overview 106 5.1 Historical and current perspectives on language teaching 106 5.2 Classroom instructional issues 118 5.3 Summing up 129 Key concepts 130 Self-assessment questions 130 Discussion questions 131 Exercises/Project ideas 132 Further reading and viewing 132 References 133 6 Second Language Development 137 6.0 Chapter overview 138 6.1 Common processes and infl uences 138 6.2 L2 development across linguistic sub-areas 144 6.3 Investigating learner language: Language corpora 159 6.4 Summing up 159 Key concepts 160 Self-assessment questions 160 Discussion questions 161 Exercises/Project ideas 162 Further reading and viewing 162 References 163 7 The Age Factor 169 7.0 Chapter overview 170 7.1 The critical period hypothesis 170 7.2 Abnormal instances: Children raised in isolation 173 7.3 Empirical studies 174 7.4 Exceptional cases 184 7.5 Summing up 185 Key concepts 186 Self-assessment questions 186 Discussion questions 187 Exercises/Project ideas 188 Further reading and viewing 188 References 189 8 Individual Differences 193 8.0 Chapter overview 194 8.1 Intelligence 194 8.2 Language learning aptitude 195 8.3 Attitudes and motivation 201 8.4 Personality 205 8.5 Learning style and cognitive style 208 8.6 Learning strategies 211 8.7 Summing up 214 Key concepts 214 Self-assessment questions 215 Discussion questions 216 Exercises/Project ideas 216 Further reading and viewing 217 References 217 9 Bilingualism 223 9.0 Chapter overview 224 9.1 Who is a bilingual? Defi nitions of bilingualism 224 9.2 Bilingual development 228 9.3 Bilingual lexical representation and lexical access 234 9.4 Bilingual cognition 241 9.5 Summing up 242 Key concepts 243 Self-assessment questions 243 Discussion questions 244 Exercises/Project ideas 244 Further reading and viewing 245 References 246 10 Concluding Words 251 Epilogue 252 Glossary 255 Index 267

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780470658048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780470658048
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 0470658045

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