Age and the acquisition of English as a foreign language

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Multilingual Matters, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 209 pages
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"This book provides an overview of current research on the age factor in foreign language learning, addressing issues, which are critical for language planning. It presents new research on foreign language learning within bilingual communities in formal instruction settings focussing on syntax, phonology, writing, oral skills and learning strategies. "

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Contents

Phonological Acquisition in Multilingualism
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What the Knowledge of Syntax
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General
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Mara del Pilar Garca Mayo is Associate Professor of English linguistics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her research interests include the acquisition of second language syntax both from a generative and an interactionist perspective. Mara Luisa Garca Lecumberri is Associate Professor of English phonetics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her research interests are intonation in English and Spanish and the acquisition of English by foreign learners.