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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics) [Hardcover]

Susan M. Gass , Alison Mackey
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January 12, 2012 0415479932 978-0415479936 1

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition brings together fifty leading international figures in the field to produce a state-of-the-art overview of Second Language Acquisition.

The Handbook covers a wide range of topics related to Second Language Acquisition: language in context, linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories and perspectives, skill learning, individual differences, L2 learning settings, and language assessment. All chapters introduce the reader to the topic, outline the core issues, then explore the pedagogical application of research in the area and possible future development.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition is an essential resource for all those studying and researching Second Language Acquisition.



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A 2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

"This is an excellent collection of writings on traditional and developing areas of study in second-language acquisition learning and teaching. Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE

"The editors, Susan M. Gass and Alison Mackey, have done a sterling job with this Handbook. The biggest names and rising stars in the fields of second language teaching and language learning have contributed to this "magnum opus". The chapters share a common structure and are highly accessible. I finished most chapters with a sudden ardent desire to plunge into that area and start working on the many unsolved questions in SLA." - Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

"Focusing specifically on second language learning, the 35 chapters that constitute this volume offer fundamental information about both traditional as well as emerging topics in SLA research." - Studies in Second Language Acquisition

About the Author

Susan Gass is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages at Michigan State University. She is the author of many titles and co-author of Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course, Fourth Edition (Routledge, 2013).

Alison Mackey is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is the author of many titles, and co-author of Data Elicitation for Second and Foreign Language Research (Routledge 2007), with Susan M. Gass.


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  • Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics
  • Hardcover: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415479932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415479936
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.9 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,590,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars state of the art of SLA February 26, 2014
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The editing could have been better, but this book is definitely worth buying if you are interested in SLA research.
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