Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

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This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second language acquisition rather than being a comprehensive introduction to SLA research. Each chapter comprises an introductory discussion of the issues involved and suggestions for further reading and study. The reader is asked to consider the issues based on their own experiences, thus allowing them to compare their own intuitions and experiences with established research findings and gain an understanding of methodology. The topics are treated independently so that they can be read in any order that interests the reader.15 Language and emotions are closely intertwined; saying I love you evokes different feelings according to the language youa#39;re speaking. The results are given in Boxes 1.5 and 1.6. For 45 out of 100 the first language was strongest; 25 out of 100 thought another language; 30 out of 100 thought both. ... in Spanish. I feel more comfortable saying it in Spanish than in English. Darragh (English L1, French L2, Spanish L3, Irish L4) A ... 9 How Do Different Languages Connect in Our Minds?

Title:Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition
Author:Vivian Cook, David Singleton
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2014-04-03


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