Age and the rate of foreign language learning

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Multilingual Matters, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 283 pages
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This book examines the various ways in which age affects the process and the product of foreign language learning in a school setting. It presents studies that cover a wide range of topics, from phonetics to learning strategies. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in SLA research, language planning and language teaching.

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Contents

The Development of English FL Perception and Production
41
Age Effects on Oral Fluency Development
65
Age and Vocabulary Acquisition in English as a Foreign
89
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About the author (2006)

Carmen Muñoz received her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, UK. and her PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Barcelona, Spain, where she is now a Professor of English Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include second and foreign language acquisition, as well as bilingual acquisition. She is the coordinator of the Barcelona Age Factor (BAF) Project. Her recent publications have focused on the age factor in foreign language acquisition, cross linguistic influence and individual differences.

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