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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Speech And Hearing
Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course
Gass, Susan M.
ISBN 13: 
9780415894951
ISBN 10: 
0415894956
Category: 
ConsHlth: Speech And Hearing
Edition: 
4
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Active
Imprint: 
Routledge
Affiliation: 
Michigan State University, USA
Audience: 
Professional and scholarly
Pages: 
648
Weight: 
2.5
Retail Price: 
72.95
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Now in a fourth edition, this bestselling introductory textbook remains the cornerstone volume for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). Its chapters have been fully updated, and reorganized where appropriate, to provide a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the field and its related disciplines. To reflect current developments, new sections on using learner corpora, semantics and morphosyntax (within formal approaches to SLA), sociocultural approaches, gesture, priming research, and chaos theory have been added. Students will also find expanded discussions of heritage language learning, bilingualism, pragmatics, and much more.

The redesigned fourth edition of Second Language Acquisition retains the features that students found useful in the current edition but also provides new pedagogical tools that encourage students to reflect upon the experiences of second language learners. As with previous editions, discussion questions and problems at the end of each chapter help students apply their knowledge, and a glossary defines and reinforces must-know terminology. This clearly-written, comprehensive, and current textbook, by expert Sue Gass, is the ideal textbook for the introductory SLA course in second language studies, applied linguistics, linguistics, TESOL, and language education programs.


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