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  1. Understanding Second Language Acquisition, Second Edition

    By Lourdes Ortega

    Series: Understanding Language

    Second Language Acquisition is a theoretical, experimental and fast-paced field of study which looks at, and seeks to understand, how native speakers of one language learn to speak another language fluently.Understanding Second Language Acquisition provides an approachable but authoritative...

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Second-Language Acquisition

    Edited by Lourdes Ortega

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Second-language acquisition was born in the late 1960s as an interdisciplinary enterprise that borrowed equally from the feeder fields of linguistics, language teaching, child language acquisition, and psychology. Since then, it has expanded considerably in scope and methodology to the point that...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Longitudinal Study of Advanced L2 Capacities

    By Lourdes Ortega, Heidi Byrnes

    Series: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

    Researchers and educators routinely call for longitudinal research on language learning and teaching. The present volume explores the connection between longitudinal study and advanced language capacities, two under-researched areas, and proposes an agenda for future research. Five chapters probe...

    Published February 21st 2010 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Second Language Acquisition

    By Lourdes Ortega

    Series: Understanding Language

    Whether we grow up with one, two, or several languages during our early years of life, many of us will learn a second, foreign, or heritage language in later years. The field of Second language acquisition (SLA, for short) investigates the human capacity to learn additional languages in late...

    Published November 27th 2008 by Routledge

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