Contemporary approaches to second language acquisition in social context: crosslinguistic perspectives

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University College Dublin Press, 1998 - Education - 172 pages
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The new research contained in twelve chapters emphasizes the area of social context and second language acquisition. We now have a better understanding of the total process of acquisition from multiple perspectives: cognitive, linguistic, and social. A wide variety of target and source languages are examined, including French and American native speakers of English, English-speaking children acquiring Irish, Chinese acquiring Hungarian, Moroccan acquiring Dutch, and Dutch learners acquiring French. The editor teaches at University College, Dublin.

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Chinese speakers of Hungarian
The Naionra experience
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About the author (1998)

Vera Regan is Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics, in French and Francophone Studies at University College Dublin. She publishes on Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition, acquisition of French L2, variation in French including French-Canadian forms. She is former President of EUROSLA (European Association for Second Language Research) and currently President of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland.