Children Learning Second Languages by Annamaria PinterChildren Learning Second Languages by Annamaria Pinter

Children Learning Second Languages

byAnnamaria Pinter

Paperback | March 29, 2011

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This comprehensive guide to research and debate centres around language learning in childhood, the age factor and the different contexts where language learning happens, including home and school contexts. The scope is wide, capturing examples of studies with different age groups, different methodological approaches and different languages.
ANNAMARIA PINTER Associate Professor at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK. She is responsible for the MA in Young Learners programme and teaches and supervises in child SLA and pedagogy, and language teacher education. She is the author of Teaching Young Language Learners (2006).
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Title:Children Learning Second LanguagesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.74 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230203426

ISBN - 13:9780230203426

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Table of Contents

list of Tables Series Editors' Preface Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: BACKGROUND TO CHILD SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND PEDAGOGY Theories of Child Development language learning Processes in Childhood: First and Second languages Contexts for language Acquisition in Childhood PART II: OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH STUDIES Child SlA and Pedagogy:A Broad Overview of Approaches to Research Case Studies: Interactions between Research and Practice PART III: ISSUES IN FUTURE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Exploring Ethical and Methodological Issues in Research Involving Children Some Feasible Studies for Future Research PART IV: RESOURCES Resources in the Area of Child SlA and Pedagogy References Index

Editorial Reviews

'The book not only presents a very comprehensive discussion of current research in the area of childhood second language learning but also generates insights into current debates on the relationship between research and classroom practice.' - Harry Kuchah, IAFTEFL Children and Teenagers' Magazine'...this book succeeds extremely well in achieving its aims...the book as a whole contains a clear, confident, and consistent authorial voice...I feel this book breaks new ground and I recommend it to anyone interested in finding out more about what is known and what still needs to be known about how children learn an L2.' - ELT'Children Learning Second Languages is a recent addition to a Plagrave Macmillan series that aims to examine the relationship between research and classroom practice... I feel that this book is likely to appeal mostly to MA students and researchers with no or reduced teaching loads and access to guidance from staff on formal academic study programmes... It provides an informed overview of language learning processes and links research and pedagogical considrations over a vast range of contexts and ages wih considerable flair and aplomb.' Simon Smith, - ELT