eBook Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction (Second Language Acquisition Research Series) download
by Bill VanPatten
Author: Bill VanPatten
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 28, 2006)
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For several decades, the field of SLA has struggled with the nature of theories, what they are, and what would be an acceptable theory of SLA.
Paperback: 272 pages. VanPatten and Williams kick off helpfully by disentangling some oft-confused or misunderstood terms: theory (explains and predicts phenomena); model (describes phenomena); hypothesis (makes a prediction based on a theory); and construct (the key features or mechanisms of a theory).
I think this book is fantastic for beginners. It was written in a way that is easy for budding linguists to understand. I read most of it over the span of two weeks for my class, and I felt very prepared for my test.
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All of them nonetheless presuppose that adult SLA is distinct in that its initial state is constitutive of a completed grammatical system.