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Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition in Social Context:Crosslinguistic Perspectives

Crosslinguistic Perspectives

Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition in Social Context contains new research in the area of social context and second language acquisition. In the past twenty years, an explosion of research is resulting in a better understanding of the total process of acquisition from multiple perspectives: cognitive, linguistic and social. Recently, the important implications of social factors in acquisition are being recognized. The book contains work by leading researchers in the field. It deals with an unusually wide variety of target and source languages, including English-speaking children acquiring Irish, Chinese adults acquiring Hungarian, Moroccan children acquiring Dutch and Dutch learners acquiring French.

178 pages


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Table of Contents

The development of L2 acquisition of Moroccan children in the Netherlands, Petra Bos speech rate variation in two oral styles of advanced French interlanguage, Jean-Marc Dewaele language and identity in immigrant acquisition and use - a framework for integrating sociological, psychological and linguistic data, Norbert Dittmar, Bernard Spolsky and Joel Walters what makes us think that students who study abroad become fluent? Barbara F. Freed early immersion in Ireland, the Naionra experience, Tina Hickey temporal reference in story retellings, comparison between French and American native speakers and French advanced learners of English, Monique Lambert "aha" as a communication strategy - Chinese speakers of Hungarian, Juliet Langman second language learning through interaction - multiple perspectives, Teresa Pica the visible loanword - processes of integration seen in bare English-origin nouns in Ukrainian, Shana Poplack and Svitlana Budzhak-Jones.

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