How Languages are Learned

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An introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition (now in 

a new, updated edition).

Third Edition

Patsy M. Lightbown and Nina Spada

•    Relates theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes 

     on in the classroom

•    Uses activities and projects throughout to explore the practical implications of 

     the ideas presented

•    Suitable for teacher training courses as well as for new and experienced 

                                                                  practising teachers

           •    New: Explores recent theories such as skill learning, connectionism, and the

                                                                  'noticing hypothesis' 

               •    New: Includes more on current theories of first language acquisition and early

                          bilingualism, and factors affecting learning such as motivation and learning styles

                •    New: Includes a fully revised classroom learning section, with examples from a

                                                                  wider range of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.

Description


An updated edition of this prize-winning introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition.

Reviews and Awards


English-Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Prize 1993

PUBLICATION INFORMATION


Published: 27 April 2006

ISBN: 9780194422246