Oxford Applied Linguistics: Understanding Second Language Acquisition by Rod Ellis

Oxford Applied Linguistics: Understanding Second Language Acquisition

byRod Ellis

Paperback | October 1, 1985

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Rod Ellis provides readers with a comprehensive review of this important area of applied linguistics. He does not take up a particular stance, but examines different theories of second language acquisition and the critical reactions to them. Winner BAAL Book Prize

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Rod Ellis is Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has worked in Zambia, the UK, Japan, and the US for extended periods. He has published a number of books on second language acquisition and teacher education. He has also published EFL/ESL textbooks.
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Title:Oxford Applied Linguistics: Understanding Second Language AcquisitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:October 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019437081X

ISBN - 13:9780194370813

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Key issues in Second Language Acquisition2. The role of the first language3. Interlanguage and the 'natural' route of development4. Variability in interlanguage5. Individual learner differences and Second Language Acquisition6. Input, interaction, and Second Language Acquisition7. Learner strategies8. The Universal Hypothesis and Second Language Acquisition9. The role of formal instruction in Second Language Acquisition10. Theories of Second Language Acquisitionbr /ConclusionGlossaryReferencesIndex

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'We have in this book a thorough, well-argued, cautious account of current work in the SLA tradition' Bernard Spolsky, Applied Linguistics