Problems in Second Language Acquisition
By (author) Michael H. Long
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Problems in Second Language Acquisition by Michael H. Long
Book DescriptionSecond language acquisition has an identity problem. It is a young field struggling to emerge from the parent fields of education and applied linguistics. In his new book, Problems in Second Language Acquisition, Mike Long proposes a way to help second language acquisition develop a systematic and coherent focus using the philosophy of science as the lens. The volume is neatly organized into three parts--theory, research, and practice. This structure allows a focus on areas of SLA of interest to many in the field. These include theory proliferation and comparative theory evaluation; the Critical Period Hypothesis and negative feedback; and the practice of "synthetic" language teaching. The controversial volume will be of interest to researchers, educators, and graduate students in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, TESOL, and linguistics programs. It may be recommended as additional reading for an introductory SLA course in order to stimulate class discussions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805860849
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael H. Long
Handbook of Language Teaching, Paperback (July 2011)
Bringing together an international team of specialists from the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, linguistics, education, and psychology, The Handbook of Language Teaching is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide.
Task-Based Language Education, Paperback (October 2006)
This book bridges the gap between the theory and practice of task-based language teaching through accounts of classroom-based research.
Feedback in Second Language Writing, Paperback (August 2006)
This collection of scholarly articles by leading researchers offers empirical data and analysis of complex issues related to providing feedback during the writing process.
Second Language Needs Analysis, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Michael H. Long
This book contains a series of studies of needs analysis applied in different contexts and using different methodological approaches.
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