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Second Language Learning
Theoretical Foundations

ISBN 9780582218864
Published August 15, 1994 by Routledge
260 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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