Understanding Second Language Acquisition

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Key issues in second language acquisition - The role of the first language - Interlanguage and the natural route of development - Variability in interlanguage - Individual learner differences and second language acquisition - Input, interaction, and second language acquisition - Learner strategies - The universal hypothesis and second language acquisition - The role of formal instruction in second language acquisition - Theories of second language acquisition.

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Rod Ellis is Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has worked in Zambia, the UK, Japan, and the US for extended periods. He has published a number of books on second language acquisition and teacher education.He has also published EFL/ESL textbooks.

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