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Profiling Learner Language as a Dynamic System

by Dr. ZhaoHong Han Multilingual Matters (July 02, 2019)

This volume sheds empirical light on Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST) by providing five sets of analyses of two longitudinal, interactional datasets, involving two dyads exchanging emails over one academic...

Second Language Literacy Practices and Language Learning Outside the Classroom

by Miho Inaba Multilingual Matters (November 21, 2018)

This book presents a comprehensive and detailed study of literacy practices and language use outside of the classroom by university students of Japanese. It investigates both tasks related to classes (e.g. homework...

Mind Matters in SLA

by Dr. Clare Wright, Prof. Thorsten Piske & Dr. Martha Young-Scholten Multilingual Matters (September 21, 2018)

This book examines key issues in theories of what language is and what happens in the mind during second language acquisition (SLA), inspiring readers to think in new and exciting ways about language learning...

Reflections on Task-Based Language Teaching

by Dr. Rod Ellis Multilingual Matters (June 01, 2018)

Task-based language teaching is now a well-established pedagogic approach but problematic issues remain, such as whether it is appropriate for all learners and in all instructional contexts. This book draws...

Multilinguals' Verbalisation and Perception of Emotions

by Pia Resnik Multilingual Matters (June 01, 2018)

This book investigates the interplay of language, emotion and gender in a multilingual context and provides rich insights into the complexities of bilingualism and the field of emotion research, as well as the...

Learning Pragmatics from Native and Nonnative Language Teachers

by Prof. Andrew D. Cohen Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

This book deals with intercultural pragmatics and how both nonnative teachers (NNTs) and native teachers (NTs) may enhance their classroom instruction regarding target language (TL) pragmatics. It focuses primarily...

Portraits of Second Language Learners

by Chie Muramatsu Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

Using second language (L2) socialization theory as a theoretical framework, this book investigates the ways in which four advanced learners of Japanese on an immersion program in the USA exercise their agency...

Immersion Education

by Pádraig Ó Duibhir Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

The body of research in this volume offers a detailed account of the success of young immersion learners of Irish in becoming competent speakers of the minority language. Taking account of in-class and out-of-class...

Second Language Lexical Processes

by Dr. Zsolt Lengyel & Dr. Judit Navracsics Multilingual Matters (May 17, 2007)

The book contains studies on second language lexical processes based on empirical findings by authors mostly from Central Europe. The reader may have access to how lexical items are stored in the memory and...

Input for Instructed L2 Learners

by Dr. Anna Niżegorodcew Multilingual Matters (January 10, 2007)

This book makes Relevance Theory (RT) relevant for L2 teachers and L2 teacher educators, in particular those working in foreign language teaching contexts. L2 classroom discourse data collected in seven research...

Cross-linguistic Similarity in Foreign Language Learning

by Dr. Håkan Ringbom Multilingual Matters (December 18, 2006)

This book explores the importance of cross-linguistic similarity in foreign language learning. While linguists have primarily focussed upon differences between languages, learners strive to make use of any similarities...

Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning

by Dr. María del Pilar García Mayo Multilingual Matters (December 13, 2006)

This book contributes to the growth of interest in task-based language learning and teaching that has been seen in recent years. It brings together research that focuses on various aspects and effects of pedagogic...

Cross-linguistic Influences in the Second Language Lexicon

by Prof. Janusz Arabski Multilingual Matters (February 28, 2006)

This volume contains a selection of papers analyzing language transfer, a phenomenon which results from language contact in bilingual and multilingual language acquisition and learning contexts. The main focus...

Third Language Learners

by Dr. Maria Pilar Safont Jorda Multilingual Matters (April 06, 2005)

The book focuses on one aspect of foreign language acquisition that has not received much attention, that of the effect of bilingualism in the oral production of the English language learners. Two research areas...

Silence in Second Language Learning

by Dr. Colette A. Granger Multilingual Matters (February 16, 2004)

Within the complex process of second language acquisition there lies a highly variable component referred to as the silent period, during which some beginning second language learners may not willingly produce...

Learning to Request in a Second Language

by Dr. Machiko Achiba Multilingual Matters (February 07, 2003)

This book examines the acquisition of requests in English by a seven- year-old Japanese girl during her 17-month residence in Australia. The study focuses on the linguistic repertoire available to the child...

Grammar Acquisition and Processing Instruction

by Dr. Alessandro Benati & Prof. James F. Lee Multilingual Matters (October 03, 2008)

Research on Processing Instruction has so far investigated the primary effects of Processing Instruction. In this book the results of a series of experimental studies investigating possible secondary and cumulative...

Socializing Identities through Speech Style

by Prof. Haruko Minegishi Cook Multilingual Matters (August 21, 2008)

Drawing on the perspective of language socialization and a theory of indexicality, this book explores ways in which learners of Japanese as a foreign language and their Japanese host families socialize their...

The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context

by Prof. Vera Regan, Martin Howard & Dr. Isabelle Lemée Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2009)

This volume explores the relationship between 'study abroad' and the acquisition of 'sociolinguistic competence' - the ability to communicate in socially appropriate ways. The volume looks at language development...

Third Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar

by Assist. Prof. Yan-kit Ingrid Leung Multilingual Matters (January 16, 2009)

Third Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar contains nine chapters on adult third language (L3) or multilingual acquisition from the Universal Grammar (UG) perspective. A variety of languages other than...

Morphosyntactic Issues in Second Language Acquisition

by Danuta Gabrys-Barker Multilingual Matters (May 14, 2008)

The volume consists of articles on issues relating to the morphosyntactic development of foreign language learners from different L1 backgrounds, in many cases involving languages which are typologically distant...

Foreign Language Input

by Dr. Rebekah Rast Multilingual Matters (March 07, 2008)

Foreign Language Input: Initial Processing presents the most comprehensive study to date of the starting point of second language acquisition. Its focus is on the language input that learners receive and what...

Japan's Built-in Lexicon of English-based Loanwords

by Dr. Frank E. Daulton Multilingual Matters (December 06, 2007)

Throughout the world, the mother tongue fundamentally affects second language acquisition. Japanese contains thousands of loanwords, many based on the most useful types of English vocabulary. This book examines...

Understanding Second Language Process

by Dr. ZhaoHong Han Multilingual Matters (November 09, 2007)

This book assembles 11 analytical and empirical studies on the process of second language acquisition, probing a wide array of issues, from transfer appropriate processing to L2 default processing strategies,...

Third or Additional Language Acquisition

by Dr. Gessica De Angelis Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2007)

Third or Additional Language Acquisition examines research on the acquisition of languages beyond the L2 withing four main areas of inquiry: crosslinguistic influence, multilingual speech production models,...

The Strategy Factor in Successful Language Learning

by Carol Griffiths Multilingual Matters (March 05, 2018)

This book addresses fundamental questions regarding the relationships between successful language learning and strategy use and development, according to learner, situational or target variables. It considers...

Comparative Perspectives on Language Acquisition

by Dr. Marzena Watorek, Sandra Benazzo & Maya Hickmann Multilingual Matters (January 09, 2012)

This volume aims to provide a broad view of second language acquisition within a comparative perspective that addresses results concerning adult and child learners across a variety of source and target languages....

Second Language Pronunciation Assessment

by Talia Isaacs & Pavel Trofimovich Multilingual Matters (December 22, 2016)

This book is open access under a CC BY licence. It spans the areas of assessment, second language acquisition (SLA) and pronunciation and examines topical issues and challenges that relate to formal and informal...

Third Age Learners of Foreign Languages

by Danuta Gabrys-Barker Multilingual Matters (November 15, 2017)

People are increasingly reaching the so-called third age, a period when seniors search for a renewed purpose to life and spend time undertaking activities that they consider motivating, such as the learning...

Crosslinguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition

by Elena Babatsouli, David Ingram & Dr. Nicole Müller Multilingual Matters (November 15, 2017)

This book presents diverse, original research studies on typical and atypical child language acquisition in monolingual, bilingual and bi-dialectal settings, with a focus on development, assessment and research...

Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children

by Raphael Berthele & Amelia Lambelet Multilingual Matters (November 01, 2017)

This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers and presents the results of four different quantitative studies that investigate the transfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual...

Crosslinguistic Influence and Distinctive Patterns of Language Learning

by Anne Golden, Dr. Scott Jarvis & Kari Tenfjord Multilingual Matters (September 22, 2017)

This book details patterns of language use that can be found in the writing of adult immigrant learners of Norwegian as a second language (L2). Each study draws its data from a single corpus of texts written...

Language Learner Autonomy

by Prof. David Little, Leni Dam & Lienhard Legenhausen Multilingual Matters (September 25, 2017)

This is the first book on language learner autonomy to combine comprehensive accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical...

Connecting Language and Disciplinary Knowledge in English for Specific Purposes

by Alissa J. Hartig Multilingual Matters (August 11, 2017)

How are language and disciplinary knowledge connected in the English for Legal Purposes (ELP) classroom, and how far should ELP practitioners go in supporting students’ acquisition of the conceptual frameworks...

Learning Foreign Languages in Primary School

by Dr. María del Pilar García Mayo Multilingual Matters (June 16, 2017)

This book presents research on the learning of foreign languages by children aged 6-12 years old in primary school settings. The collection provides a significant and important contribution to this often overlooked...

The Japanese Writing System

by Heath Rose Multilingual Matters (June 05, 2017)

This is the first book devoted to exploring issues of learning written Japanese, focusing on the challenges the writing system poses for the second language learner. It weaves together previous research on Japanese...

New Insights into Language Anxiety

by Christina Gkonou, Mark Daubney & Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele Multilingual Matters (April 25, 2017)

This book provides an overview of current theory, research and practice in the field of language anxiety and brings together a range of perspectives on this psychological construct in a single volume. Chapters...

Context, Individual Differences and Pragmatic Competence

by Naoko Taguchi Multilingual Matters (January 11, 2012)

Pragmatic competence plays a key role in the era of globalization where communication across cultural boundaries is an everyday phenomenon. The ability to use language in a socially appropriate manner is critical,...

Beyond Age Effects in Instructional L2 Learning

by Simone E. Pfenninger & Prof. David Singleton Multilingual Matters (April 21, 2017)

This book constitutes a holistic study of how and why late starters surpass early starters in comparable instructional settings. Combining advanced quantitative methods with individual-level qualitative data,...

Creating Experiential Learning Opportunities for Language Learners

by Melanie Bloom & Carolyn Gascoigne Multilingual Matters (March 08, 2017)

While much research has been done on experiential learning opportunities in study abroad settings, there are fewer publications devoted to experiential learning in the domestic context. This volume aims to fill...

Willingness to Communicate in Instructed Second Language Acquisition

by Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak & Prof. Mirosław Pawlak Multilingual Matters (February 17, 2017)

This book offers a comprehensive account of individual differences variables as well as contextual factors that impinge on second language learners’ willingness to communicate (WTC). Firstly, it adopts a macro-perspective...

Language Learners with Special Needs

by Prof. Judit Kormos & Dr. Edit H. Kontra Multilingual Matters (July 18, 2008)

In this age of globalisation, people who do not speak a foreign language are at a serious disadvantage in the job market. It is therefore of great relevance that learners with learning disabilities are also...

First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning

by Assoc. Prof. Miles Turnbull & Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain Multilingual Matters (August 24, 2009)

This volume offers fresh perspectives on a controversial issue in applied linguistics and language teaching by focusing on the use of the first language in communicative or immersion-type classrooms. It includes...

Bilingual First Language Acquisition

by Dr. Annick De Houwer Multilingual Matters (February 17, 2009)

Increasingly, children grow up hearing two languages from birth. This comprehensive textbook explains how children learn to understand and speak those languages. It brings together both established knowledge...

Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences

by Prof. Judit Kormos & Anne Margaret Smith Multilingual Matters (January 18, 2012)

This book is intended to help language teachers to work effectively and successfully with students who have specific learning differences (SpLD) such as dyslexia. The book takes an inclusive and practical approach...

The Social Construction of Age

by Patricia Andrew Multilingual Matters (January 11, 2012)

This book explores the social construction of age in the context of EFL in Mexico. It is the first book to address the age factor in SLA from a social perspective. Based on research carried out at a public university...

The Acquisition of L2 Phonology

by Prof. Janusz Arabski & Adam Wojtaszek Multilingual Matters (June 06, 2011)

The Acquisition of L2 Phonology is a wide-ranging new collection which focuses on various aspects of the acquisition of an L2 phonological system. The authors are researchers and practitioners from five different...

Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family

by Dr. Xiao-lei Wang Multilingual Matters (April 21, 2011)

This book is a guide for parents who wish to raise children with more than one language and literacy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, as well as the experiences of parents of multilingual children, this...

Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese

by Andrea Simon-Maeda Multilingual Matters (March 15, 2011)

This autoethnographic account of the author’s Japanese as a second language learning trajectory is an important and unique addition to diary studies in SLA and applied linguistics qualitative research circles....

Code Choice in the Language Classroom

by Prof. Glenn S. Levine Multilingual Matters (January 25, 2011)

Code Choice in the Language Classroom argues that the foreign language classroom is and should be regarded as a multilingual community of practice rather than as a perpetually deficient imitator of an exclusive...