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    Which strategies do multilingual learners use when confronted with languages they don't yet know? Which factors are involved in activating prior linguistic knowledge in multilingual learning? This volume offers valuable insights into recent research in multilingualism, crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction. Experts in the field examine the role of background...

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    This book explores the immense potential of translanguaging in various educational settings and language contexts and considers the need for pedagogy to reflect and embrace diversity. Chapters provide rich empirical research and document teachers and students negotiating language ideologies in their everyday communicative practices.

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    Berwick and Chomsky draw on recent developments in linguistic theory to offer an evolutionary account of language and humans' remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire it.

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    Faces of English Education provides an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to current perspectives on English language education, covering new areas of interest and recent studies in the field. In seventeen specially commissioned chapters written by international experts and practitioners, this book: * offers an authoritative discussion of theoretical issues and debates...

    New Insights into Language Anxiety

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    This book provides an overview of current theory, research and practice in the field of language anxiety and brings together a range of perspectives on this psychological construct in a single volume. Chapters show that language anxiety can be viewed as a complex and dynamic construct and can be researched...

    Beyond Age Effects in Instructional L2 Learning

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    Providing Health Care in the Context of Language Barriers

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    Raising a multilingual family can be both confusing and fulfilling. The authors, all multilingual parents and researchers on multilingualism, aim to provide advice and inspiration for multilingual families across the world. The latest research is used to provide a friendly, accessible guide to raising and nurturing happy multilingual children.

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