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The Resource How second languages are learned : an introduction, Roger Hawkins

How second languages are learned : an introduction, Roger Hawkins

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How second languages are learned : an introduction
Title
How second languages are learned
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Roger Hawkins
Title variation
How 2nd languages are learned
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Some people are apparently very good at learning languages beyond the one(s) they acquire in infancy. The 19th century British explorer Sir Richard Burton claimed to have spoken more than 40 languages and dialects (Farwell, 1963). There are also 'linguistic savants', people who, despite a number of cognitive impairments, have a precocious ability to learn languages. Christopher, a linguistic savant studied by Smith and Tsimpli (1995), has a number of cognitive impairments that make it difficult for him to find his way around or deal with everyday tasks like doing up buttons or shaving. However 'he can read, write and communicate in any of fifteen to twenty languages' (1995: 1). In contrast to these examples, other people appear to be rather poor at language learning. In 2008, the Guardian newspaper reported the attempts of a French teacher at a London school to motivate a Vietnamese boy in his bottom French class, Tommy, for an upcoming French exam. In doing so he was presented with a challenge"--
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Hawkins, Roger
Dewey number
418.0071
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P118.2
LC item number
.H3658 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language acquisition
Label
How second languages are learned : an introduction, Roger Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Second language learning: the nature of the task -- How words and their parts are learned -- Exploring the L2 learning of English verb forms -- How sentence structure is learned -- Second language learning and universal grammar -- How phrasal and sentential meaning are learned -- How sound systems are learned -- Real-time and contextual use of language by second language speakers -- The role of input in second language learning -- The effect of starting age on learning second languages -- Pulling the threads together: a theory of how second languages are learned?
Control code
on1044782581
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781108468435
Lccn
2018022951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028846972
Label
How second languages are learned : an introduction, Roger Hawkins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Second language learning: the nature of the task -- How words and their parts are learned -- Exploring the L2 learning of English verb forms -- How sentence structure is learned -- Second language learning and universal grammar -- How phrasal and sentential meaning are learned -- How sound systems are learned -- Real-time and contextual use of language by second language speakers -- The role of input in second language learning -- The effect of starting age on learning second languages -- Pulling the threads together: a theory of how second languages are learned?
Control code
on1044782581
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781108468435
Lccn
2018022951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028846972

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