Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition includes definitions of key terms within second language acquisition, and also provides accessible summaries of the key issues within this complex area of study. The final section presents a list of key readings in second language acquisition that signposts the reader towards classic articles and also provides a springboard to further study. The text is accessibly written, with complicated terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand way. Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for students.
Bill VanPatten is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies at Texas Tech University. Alessandro G. Benati is Reader in Second Language Acquisition and Director of Research and Enterprise at the University of Greenwich, UK.
1) Second Language Acquisition: An Overview; 1.1 What is SLA?; 1.2 Historical perspective; 2) Key theories in Second Language Acquisition: Theory, Research and Pedagogy; 2.1 Key Theories; 2.2 Implications for Teaching; 3) Key Terms in SLA; 4) Key Texts in SLA; 4.1 General Key texts.