Second Language Acquisition by Roumyana SlabakovaSecond Language Acquisition by Roumyana Slabakova

Second Language Acquisition

byRoumyana Slabakova

Paperback | April 1, 2016

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This textbook approaches second language acquisition from the perspective of generative linguistics. Roumyana Slabakova reviews and discusses paradigms and findings from the last thirty years of research in the field, focussing in particular on how the second or additional language isrepresented in the mind and how it is used in communication. The adoption and analysis of a specific model of acquisition, the Bottleneck Hypothesis, provides a unifying perspective. The book assumes some non-technical knowledge of linguistics, but important concepts are clearly introduced anddefined throughout, making it a valuable resource not only for undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics, but also for researchers in cognitive science and language teachers.
Roumyana Slabakova is Professor and Chair of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southampton, UK, where she is Director of the Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR). Her research interests are in the second language acquisition of meaning, more specifically phrasal-semantic, discourse, and pr...
Title:Second Language AcquisitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199687277

ISBN - 13:9780199687275

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of abbreviationsPart I: Language1. Language architecture2. Language variation3. The psychological reality of language in usePart II: Language Acquisition4. The Critical Period Hypothesis5. First language acquisition with two first languages6. Child second language, multilingual and heritage language acquisition, and language attritionPart III: Second Language Acquisition7. Acquisition of (functional) morphology8. Acquisition of syntax9. Acquisition of the mental lexicon10. Acquisition of the syntax-semantics interface11. Acquisition of the syntax-discourse and semantics-pragmatics interfaces12. L2 processing13. The Bottleneck Hypothesis and its implications for the second language classroomGlossaryReferencesIndex