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Second Language Learning

Theoretical Foundations, 1st Edition

By Michael Sharwood Smith, Christopher N. Candlin

Routledge

260 pages

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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

Acknowledgements

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

Bibliography

Appendix: Standard research resources

Index

About the Series

Applied Linguistics and Language Study

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009040
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics