Mind & Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition: Methods, Theory, and Practice


reviewed by Joy Kreeft Peyton - April 14, 2006

coverTitle: Mind & Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition: Methods, Theory, and Practice
Author(s): Cristina Sanz (Ed.)
Publisher: Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC
ISBN: 1589010701, Pages: 332, Year: 2005
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This comprehensive and informative book is an excellent text for courses on language acquisition and is important reading for anyone interested in the processes of second language acquisition and the factors and experiences that influence it. Cristina Sanz states in the Introduction that the volume “seeks to provide, in one place, a coherent, well-structured picture of the latest research on processing approaches to SLA” (p. ix), and she and the chapter authors accomplish this goal. The topics covered, listed below, are widely discussed in the language acquisition field, and the chapter authors are leaders in the field on these topics. The material covered, and the exercises and additional readings provided, will be informative for students and researchers focused on acquisition of English as a second language of children and adults, as well as on acquisition of other foreign languages. The chapters are arranged in four parts: Language Acquisition Theory and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 14, 2006
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