Understanding Second Language Acquisition
Rod Ellis provides readers with a comprehensive review of this important area of applied linguistics. He does not take up a particular stance, but examines different theories of second language acquisition and the critical reactions to them. Winner BAAL Book Prize
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Acculturation Model acquired adult aptitude argues behaviourist Bialystok Chapter child Chomsky classroom SLA cognitive communication strategies competence comprehensible input considered continuum Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis developmental discourse effects empirical research English evidence examined explained factors foreigner talk formal instruction formulaic speech functions Hatch identify input and interaction interlanguage system investigated involves Krashen L2 knowledge L2 learners L2 rules language learning language transfer language-learner language learner strategies linguistic universals markedness meaning Monitor morpheme studies motherese motivation native speaker natural naturalistic SLA negative negotiation of meaning occur pattern performance position proactive inhibition problem procedural knowledge production proficiency provides psycholinguistic questions refers relative clauses result role Schumann second language acquisition sentences sequence of development simplification SLA research specific stages structures suggests takes place target language Tarone task teacher tests theory of SLA transfer types typological universals Universal Grammar unmarked utterances variability verb vernacular style