Educational Linguistics

Ecology of Language Acquisition

Editors: Leather, J.H., van Dam, Jet (Eds.)

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While most research on language acquisition continues to consider the individual primarily in closed-system terms, Ecology of Language Acquisition emphasizes the emergence of linguistic development through children's and learners' interactions with their environment - spatial, social, cultural, educational, and so on - bringing to light commonalities between primary language development, child and adult second-language learning, and language acquisition by robots. Such a situated, context-responsive perspective on acquisition is able to interrelate insights from a variety of paradigms and disciplines while avoiding unjustifiable appeals to normativity. The theoretical and empirical studies presented here challenge a number of dominant ideas in language acquisition theory and mark an important new research orientation. This work should be of interest to language acquisition researchers and professionals in a wide range of specialisms.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Towards an Ecology of Language Acquisition

    Leather, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Critical Realism, Ecological Psychology, and Imagined Communities

    Fettes, Mark

    Pages 31-47

  • A Tale of Two Computer Classrooms

    Lier, Leo

    Pages 49-63

  • From Joint Attention to Language Acquisition

    Kozima, Hideki (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

  • Beyond Cognitive Determination

    Zlatev, Jordan

    Pages 83-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of Language Acquisition
Editors
  • J.H. Leather
  • Jet van Dam
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0341-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0341-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1017-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6170-6
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 226
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