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Studies of Fossilization in Second Language Acquisition


reviewed by Rula L. Diab February 27, 2006

coverTitle: Studies of Fossilization in Second Language Acquisition
Author(s): ZhaoHong Han & Terence Odlin (Eds)
Publisher: Multilingual Matters, Clevedon
ISBN: 1853598356, Pages: 214, Year: 2006
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This book is part of the Multilingual Matters series in second language (L2) acquisition, which presents several volumes dealing with important issues in L2 acquisition theory and research such as motivation and language attitudes, L2 writing systems, early trilingualism, age and the acquisition of English as a foreign language, the effects of the second language on the first, and artificial intelligence in L2 learning. This edited volume, a follow-up on Han’s (2004) Fossilization in Adult Second Language Acquisition, opens with an introductory chapter by Han and Odlin, which presents a review of the relevant literature and provides a convincing rationale for compilation of the papers in the current volume. Of the next nine chapters, four are analytical, four are research studies, and the concluding chapter by Larsen-Freeman, entitled “Second Language Acquisition and the Issue of Fossilization: There Is No End, and There Is No State,” is a commentary summarizing the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 27, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12335, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 10:52:31 PM

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  • Rula Diab
    American University of Beirut
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    RULA L. DIAB is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the American University of Beirut. Her research interests include individual differences in second language acquisition, particularly motivation, attitudes, and beliefs about language learning; socio-cultural and political factors in foreign language education; and the area of second language writing. Her research has appeared in TESL Canada Journal, TESL Reporter, and Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, and is forthcoming in System, TESL-EJ, and the English Teaching Forum.
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