Agendas for Language Learning Research, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118590708
  • ISBN-13: 9781118590706
  • DDC: 407.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 212 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Currents in Language Learning provides programmatic state-of-the-art overviews of current issues in the language sciences and their applications in first, second, and bi/multilingual language acquisition in naturalistic and tutored contexts. It brings together disciplinary perspectives from linguistics, psychology, education, anthropology, sociology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. In this first issue of Currents in Language Learning, leading applied linguists review their particular specialisms so to develop the research agendas in areas including: progress and relevance in second language acquisition (Ortega), Usage-Based Linguistics (Ellis, ODonnell, and Römer), age effects in language learning (DeKeyser), second language pragmatics (Bardovi-Harlig), vocabulary knowledge (Jarvis), transfer of learning in second language instruction (Larsen-Freeman), language, literacy, and culture (Cumming), academic language development in schools (Schleppegrell), Practice Theory (Young and Astarita), and evolutionary perspectives on language (Schumann).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
1: SLA for the 21st Century: Disciplinary Progress, Transdisciplinary Relevance, and the Bi/multilingual Turn.
2: Usage-Based Language: Investigating the Latent Structures That Underpin Acquisition.
3: Age Effects in Second Language Learning: Stepping Stones Toward Better Understanding.
4: Developing L2 Pragmatics.
5: Capturing the Diversity in Lexical Diversity.
6: Transfer of Learning Transformed.
7: Multiple Dimensions of Academic Language and Literacy Development.
8: The Role of Metalanguage in Supporting Academic Language Development.
9: Practice Theory in Language Learning.
10: Societal Responses to Adult Difficulties in L2 Acquisition: Toward an Evolutionary Perspective on Language Acquisition.
Subject Index.