The Study of Second Language Acquisition

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OUP Oxford, Sep 25, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 1170 pages
A comprehensive and coherent account of the research and theory in the field of second language acquisition, including chapters on instructed SLA. This book is an encyclopedic survey of second language acquisition research as this has developed over the last forty years. It provides sections on the description of learners' language, the role of the linguistic environment and social context, internal mechanisms, individual learner differences, and the role of instruction. It provides a balanced account by representing a variety of perspectives, including cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and neurolinguistic.

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well- ballanced. complete. insightful. a must to read for sla people.every subject is given full treatment from birth to now. critical remarks are illuminating. by mohammad ghasemi bagherabadi

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Some say Rod Ellis's dreams about linguistics is written in this book. It's not an introductory book for linguistic rather it is one of the great books for advance and new linguistic learning. "An introduction to languge" by V. Fromkin or Hudson's introductory linguistic is needed before reading this book. 

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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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