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Second Language Learning Theories

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Second Language Learning Theories is an introduction to the field of second language learning for students without a substantial background in linguistics. In this new edition, new studies have been incorporated and the evaluation sections in each chapter have been expanded, ensuring that the book remains as fresh, engaging and useful as the day it was first published.
Paperback, Second Edition, 303 pages
Published August 26th 2004 by Hodder Arnold (first published August 28th 1998)
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Billie Pritchett
Goodness, now I don't remember when I read this. It had to have been a few weeks ago or so, maybe longer. I don't know. I had to read it for my Applied Linguistics course. It provides an overview of the predominant second language learning theories, including the linguistic approach, cognitive approach, socioloinguistic approach, and the functional/pragmatic approach. Of the theories discussed in here, most important is the linguistic theory that arises out of the linguistic approach, and which ...more
Oct 19, 2015 Victor is currently reading it
is a great book
This book does a good job at showing the major research in many areas of SLA theory. At times, it can get quite dense, however, and it requires a lot of attention and work to make it through one of these chapters. Certain sections were more difficult for me (cognitive linguistics approaches, Chapters 4 & 5), while the sociocultural and interactional sections were much quicker.
Katherina Walper Gormáz
Great book on Second Language Accquisition Theories. Provides the reader with important concepts without overwhelming you. Particularly loved the chapters on the history of the field and cognitive and socio-cultural and sociolinguist perspectives on language learning.
learned so much also quite confused at times brava
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