Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts: An overview of current…

Paperback | June 1, 2014

byVictoria A. Murphy

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A detailed exploration of second language learning in the early school years, providing a broad overview of research findings across a range of different contexts.At a time when children around the world are increasingly required to learn a second language in the primary classroom, Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts provides a much-needed overview of current themes and research on child second language learning. This bookprovides a detailed exploration of L2 language learning in the early years, examining past and present research evidence on bilingualism, second language, and foreign language learning in childhood, and providing a broad overview of research findings across a range of different contexts. Thediscussion focuses on learning contexts that intersect with educational provision in the early school years and a comparison of L2 outcomes across those contexts.Murphy discusses current trends towards a younger starting age for foreign language learning. She evaluates to what extent 'younger is better' in L2 learning in the early school years, and what other variables may contribute to successful child L2 outcomes. Reviewing the research, Second LanguageLearning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts argues that young children can learn multiple languages without adverse effect on their overall language development in any of their languages.This book is part of the Oxford Applied Linguistics Series, a series of titles providing thorough yet accessible coverage of controversial topics related to language use. The goal of the series is to influence the quality of language education through publishing and disseminating relevantscholarship and research.Additional material is available on the website: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/sllearly

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A detailed exploration of second language learning in the early school years, providing a broad overview of research findings across a range of different contexts.At a time when children around the world are increasingly required to learn a second language in the primary classroom, Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Tr...

Victoria A. Murphy is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, and leads the Research in English as an Additional Language research team.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.25 × 6.18 × 0.47 inPublished:June 1, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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