1st Edition

Second Language Learning Theoretical Foundations

    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    A survey and analysis of second language theory discusses the development of ideas in this expanding area of language studies. It looks at the implications of these ideas and directions for future research. Contains study questions and activities as well as practical guidelines on the use of available research resources.

    General Editor's Preface
    Author's Preface

    Part I: Towards Theory
    1. A quick round tour
    2. Learner systems
    3. Creative construction
    4. Analysing interlanguage

    Part II: Revisions and Alternatives
    5. Early refinements
    6. Theoretical developments

    Part III: The Coming of Age
    7. Theoretical applications of linguistics
    8. The role of UG in second language learning
    9. Implications and applications

    Questions and topics for discussion
    Extended glossary of terms
    Appendix: Standard research resources


    Michael Sharwood Smith , Christopher N. Candlin