- Second language acquisition.
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- PREFACE; SECTION 1; Survey; 1. L2 acquisition; What is 'second language acquisition'?; What are the goals of SLA?; 2. The nature of learner language; Errors and error analysis; Developmental patterns; Variability in learner language; Summary; 3. Interlanguage; Behaviourist learning theory; A mentalist theory of language learning; What is 'interlanguage'?; A computational model of L2 acquisition; 4. Social aspects of interlanguage; Interlanguage as a stylistic continuum; The acculturation model of L2 acquisition; Social identity and investment in L2 learning; 5. Discourse aspects of interlanguage; Acquiring discourse rules; The role of input and interaction in L2 acquisition; The role of output in L2 acquisition; Summary; 6. Psycholinguistic aspects of interlanguage; L1 transfer; The role of consciousness in L2 acquisition; Processing operations; Communication strategies; Two types of computational model; 7. Linguistic aspects of interlanguage; Typological universals: relative clauses; Universal Grammar; Learnability; The critical period hypothesis; Access to UG; Markedness; Cognitive versus linguistic explanations; 8. Individual differences in L2 acquisition; Language aptitude; Motivation; Learning strategies; 9. Instruction and L2 acquisition; Form-focused instruction; Learner-instruction matching; Strategy training; Summary; 10. Conclusion: multiple perspectives in SLA; SECTION 2; Readings; SECTION 3; References; SECTION 4; Glossary.
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