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Children Learning Second Languages

Children Learning Second Languages ISBN: 9780230203426
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Children Learning Second Languages

Series: Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Author: Pinter, Annamaria
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780230203426
Publication Date: 2011
Level: Native Speaker / Teacher
Publishers' UK Price: £54.99
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Children Learning Second Languages is a four-part comprehensive guide to current research and debate related to second language learning in childhood, the age factor and the relationship between research and classroom practice.

Part 1 covers child development, L1 and L2 language learning processes in childhood and offers a guide to contexts from foreign language learning at school to immersion education and bilingual/trilingual acquisition at home.
Part 2 gives a bird's eye view of cur....
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rent research in the area of child SLA and pedagogy highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of different traditions and types of research. This is followed by a close examination of eight case studies.
Part 3 is devoted to issues of future research priorities by discussing methodological and ethical difficulties in child focused research and outlining 15 feasible studies for the future.
Part 4 offers some resources including hands-on teaching materials, handbooks, theoretical books, details of organizations and projects in the broad area of child second language learning.
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List of Tables
Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: BACKGROUND TO CHILD SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND PEDAGOGY
Theories of Child Development
Language Learning Processes in Childhood: First and Second Languages
Contexts for Language Acquisition in Childhood
PART II: OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH STUDIES
Child SLA and Pedagogy: A Broad Overview of Approaches to Research
Case Studies: Interactions between Research and Practice
PART III: ISSUES IN F....
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UTURE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Exploring Ethical and Methodological Issues in Research Involving Children
Some Feasible Studies for Future Research
PART IV: RESOURCES
Resources in the Area of Child SLA and Pedagogy
References
Index
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