The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition (Oxford Applied Linguistics)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:10/15/2008 - Oxford University Press, USA
By: Zoltan Dornyei
The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition offers a systematic and accessible overview of the main psychological areas and theories in order to keep abreast of the ongoing paradigm shift. Readers will find succinct and up-to-date descriptions of a wide range of psycholinguistic and neuropsychological topics such as language and the brain: neuroimaging and other research methods in psycholinguistics and brain research: non-nativist approaches to language acquisition: explicit/implicit learning and memory, procedural/declarative knowledge, and the automatization of language skills: learner characteristics, age effects, and the critical period hypothesis: and the psychological basis of language learning in educational contexts.