Second Language Learning and Teaching

Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism

Studies in Honor of David Singleton

Editors: Pawlak, Mirosław, Aronin, Larissa (Eds.)

  • The papers included in the collection offer state-of-the-art perspectives on a number of key issues in applied linguistics and multilingualism
  • Many of the contributions report on the findings of original research that enhance our knowledge concerning the acquisition of additional languages and the variables affecting this process
  • Some of the papers pave the way for new lines of inquiry or advance our knowledge in areas that have only recently have become the focus of attention for theorists and researchers, as the case may be with the role of affordances or the contribution of material culture
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This book brings together papers dealing with essential issues in applied linguistics and multilingualism that have been contributed by leading figures in these two fields and present state-of-the-art developments in theory and research. The first part includes articles touching on various aspects of multiple-language acquisition, with a particular emphasis on the role of affordances, the interfaces between language and thought, and factors influencing the process of language learning. Part Two deals with individual variations in the acquisition of additional languages, focusing in particular on the impact of such variables as age, aptitude, motivation and learning deficits. Finally, Part Three presents contributions illuminating key issues in the acquisition of different subsystems and skills, such as grammar, phonology, lexis and writing systems. Thanks to the diversity of perspectives on applied linguistics and multilingualism, as well as the cutting-edge nature of some of the proposals, this edited collection will be an important reference work and a source of inspiration for theorists and researchers.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Can you Learn to Love Grammar and so Make it Grow? On the Role of Affect in L2 Development

    Sharwood Smith, Michael

    Pages 3-20

  • It’s All in the Eyes: How Language Dominance, Salience, and Context Affect Eye Movements During Idiomatic Language Processing

    Cieślicka, Anna B. (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • The Critical Period Hypothesis for Second Language Acquisition: Tailoring the Coat of Many Colors

    Birdsong, David

    Pages 43-50

  • The Association Between Aptitude Components and Language Skills in Young Learners

    Muñoz, Carmen

    Pages 51-68

  • Cross-Linguistic Influence in L2 Writing: The Role of Short-Term Memory

    Skrzypek, Agni

    Pages 69-88

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34659-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism
Book Subtitle
Studies in Honor of David Singleton
Editors
  • Mirosław Pawlak
  • Larissa Aronin
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01414-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01414-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01413-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34659-5
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 305
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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