Buy Books Online > Language learning: specific skills > Foreign Language Input: Initial Processing (Second Language Acquisition) (English) (Paperback)
Foreign Language Input: Initial Processing (Second Language Acquisition) (English) (Paperback): Book by Rebekah Rast (The American University of Paris)

Foreign Language Input: Initial Processing (Second Language Acquisition) (English) (Paperback)

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9781847690418    Publisher: Multilingual Matters Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 260        Language: English
This book presents the most comprehensive study to date of the starting point of second language acquisition. With its focus on the language input that learners receive and what they do with this input...Read more
This book presents the most comprehensive study to date of the starting point of second language acquisition. With its focus on the language input that learners receive and what they do with this input the study sheds light on questions still unanswered in second language acquisition literature such as what knowledge is brought to the acquisition process and how learners use this knowledge to process new linguistic information.
Read less
About the author: Rebekah Rast (The American University of Paris)
Rebekah Rast teaches English and Linguistics at The American University of Paris. She has published in the field of second and third language acquisition... Read more
Rebekah Rast teaches English and Linguistics at The American University of Paris. She has published in the field of second and third language acquisition and conducts research in collaboration with the interdisciplinary CNRS research team Langage Cognition et Developpement (UMR 7023) based at the Universite Paris VIII. Her research interests include second and additional language acquisition as well as the interface between language acquisition and teaching
Read less
Review:
Rast's clearly written exploration of input variables illuminates the nature of word and sentence repetition and word- and sentence-translation tasks for learners given minimal l 2 exposure. This...Read more
Rast's clearly written exploration of input variables illuminates the nature of word and sentence repetition and word- and sentence-translation tasks for learners given minimal l 2 exposure. This work will undoubtedly inspire further studies of first exposure. Susanne Carroll, University of CalgaryThe core matter of this book is central to all theories of acquisition: it explores the relationship between input, intake, and l 2 acquisition at the initial state of learning. It will be of top interest to all concerned with the nature of early l 2 acquisition.Marianne Gullberg, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NijmegenRast's highly original study charts the first few hours of l 2 acquisition in both comprehension and production, providing a richer and more complex view of the earliest stages of acquisition than anything hitherto available. Essential reading for acquisitionists!Clive Perdue, Structures formelles du langage, CNRS & Universite Paris 8Rast's book answers the call for research on the initial stages of SLA while distinguishing itself from previous studies in which artificial languages were used. This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the initial stages of SLA. On a theoretical level, this work is relevant and timely given the detailed discussions of intake, saliency and frequency.Studies in Second Language Acquisition 5th August 2008 Eve Zyzik University of California, Santa Cruz
Read less

Other books by Rebekah Rast (The American University of Paris)

Recommended Books for you - See all

OUT OF STOCK

Looks like the book you were looking for is currently not in stock with us. Please leave us your email and phone number.
We will get back to you as soon as it's available.

Your email
Phone No.
Enter characters from image

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions