English in Europe: The Acquisition of a Third Language

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Jasone Cenoz, Ulrike Jessner
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 271 pages
This book emerges as a response to the increasing use of English as a lingua franca in the multilingual European context. It provides an up-to-date overview of the sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic and educational aspects of research on third language acquisition by focusing on English as a third language.
 

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Contents

The Spread of English and the Growth of Multilingualism with
1
Current realities
22
Issues in Third Language Acquisition
39
Responding to critiques
54
The Dynamics of Third Language Acquisition
84
Metaphorical Competence in Trilingual Language Production
99
Wordfragment Completions in the Second German and Third
121
Towards the Construction of a Theory of Crosslinguistic Transfer
143
Bilingualism and Trilingualism in School Students in Catalonia
157
Three Languages and Three Linguistic Models in the Basque
179
The Role of English as L3 in a Swedish Immersion Programme
198
Trilingual Primary Education in Friesland
222
Teaching English as a Third Language to HungarianRomanian
236
Conclusion
246
The Contributors
261
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Jasone Cenoz is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her publications include Beyond Bilingualism: Multilingualism and Multilingual Education, co-edited with Fred Genesee (Multilingual Matters 1998). Ulrike Jessner is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Her publications include A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism: Changing Perspectives in Psycholinguistics, co-authored with Philip Herdina (Multilingual Matters, forthcoming in 2000).

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