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Language Acquisition: The Age Factor (2nd Edition) (Second Language Acquisition) Paperback – September 17, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-1853597572 ISBN-10: 1853597570 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: Second Language Acquisition (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters; 2 edition (September 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853597570
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853597572
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,606,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hult and King conduct here a masterful choir of voices that deepen our understandings of Nancy Hornberger's impressive contributions to educational linguistics. By providing diverse local grounding to global issues of language and education, these different voices are raised to honor Hornberger, choirmaster par excellence, in praise of her complex views on the continua of biliteracy, bilingualism and bilingual education, and policy for language diversity in education. The result is a lucid volume that will become essential reading in educational linguistics. Ofelia Garcia, City University of New York, USA

About the Author

David Singleton is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin. He belongs to a wide range of research networks and has been particularly active in the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée and the European Second Language Association. His recent publications have focused on cross-linguistic influence, the L2 lexicon and the topic of the present volume, the age factor in language acquisition.
Lisa Ryan is completing a PhD in Child Language Acquisition at Trinity College Dublin. Her current post is that of Principal Speech and Language Therapist for Community Care in Area 7 of the Northern Area Health Board, Dublin. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and also sits on the Education Committee and the Publications Committee of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Lindberg on January 7, 2005
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This book is an excellent serious review of age-related stuides in second language acquisition. The authors are fairly thorough, covering a lot of research from the past 40 years. If you are reseraching the topic, the book is very useful, however, it makes very few conclusions and advocates very little. It is meant to give a reader a review of the evidence, and let the reader make his or her own conclusions. Any support the authors give to any theories is usually followed by caveats. The book is farily academic, and not a casual read.
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