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Brings together theoretical perspectives and empirical studies in second language L2 acquisition and bilingualism and discusses their implications for L2 pedagogy. This book is organized into three sections that focus on prominent linguistic and cognitive theories and together provide a compelling set of works.
Offers a collection of the advances, developments, and innovations regarding the modeling and measurement of learners' vocabulary growth curves, levels of vocabulary knowledge and lexical proficiency, and the patterns of lexical diversity found in their language production.
Human language is often thought of as a unique system, which separates humans from other animals. This book serves as a guide to different types of communication, and suggests that each is unique in its own way: human verbal and nonverbal communication, communication in nonhuman primates, in dogs and in...
Analyses the complex relations between multilingualism and the media: how the media manage multilingualism; how multilingualism is presented and used as media content; and how the media are discursive sites where debates about multilingualism and other language-related issues unfold.
Understanding Historical (Im)Politeness: Relational linguistic practice over time and across cultures
Exploring a largely uncharted territory of cultural history and linguistic ethnography, this title offers in-depth analyses and perceptive interpretations of the conveyance of social-relational meaning in times long past and across historical cultures.
Includes contributions from settings as varied as Japan, China, Korea, Venezuela, Turkey, Spain, and France, this title provides indications that the research and implementation of TBLT in EFL settings is both on the rise and interestingly diverse.
Investigates optatives with the syntax of embedded clauses that contain prototypical particles such as only. The author rejects the view that optativity arises compositionally from the standard semantics of embedded clauses and prototypical particles.