Linguistic Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition

By: Susan M. Gass and Jacquelyn Schachter (eds.)

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This collection of original essays approaches second language acquisition from a linguistic rather than a sociological, psychological, or purely pedagogical perspective. A wide range of viewpoints and approaches is represented; however, all authors agree on the fundamental importance of linguistic theory in the study of second language acquisition. Few works have explored in depth how a second language is acquired and what the second language learner must do mentally to achieve proficiency in another language. The essays in this book provide an incisive analysis of these questions. For greater accessibility, the chapters are arranged topically from those covering the broad area of theories of acquisition to those focusing specifically on syntax, semantics, pragmatics, lexicon, and phonology in another language. Contributors Susan M. Gass, Jacquelyn Schachter, Kevin R. Gregg, Robert Bley-Vroman, Suzanne Flynn, Juana M. Liceras, Lydia White, William Ruthford, Helmut Zobl, Wesley Hudson, Josh Ard, Jane Lowenstein Mairs Printed Pages: 304.

Title: Linguistic Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition

Author Name: Susan M. Gass and Jacquelyn Schachter (eds.)

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines, Language Study, Languages, Linguistics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1989

ISBN: 0521378117

ISBN 13: 9780521378116

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Size: 16 Cms x 24 Cms

Seller ID: 004709

Keywords: Syntax Linguistics Statistics Languages English Grammar Predication German Sociolinguistics Blind Persian