Ling 411: Contributions to Language Learning

For Lancaster MA students

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The main aim of this course is to provide students with a foundation in second language acquisition research. It introduces them to empirical and theoretical issues in the field by considering both learner-internal and learner-external factors that shape the course of L2 development and attainment.

General Bibliography

Archibald, J. (ed.) 2000 : Second language acquisition and linguistic theory . Oxford: Blackwell.

Ellis, R. 1997: Second language acquisition. Oxford: OUP.

Doughty, C. and M. Long (eds.) 2003: Handbook of second language acquisition . (2nd edition) Oxford: Blackwell.

Gass, S. and L. Selinker 2001 : Second language acquisition. An introductory course . (2nd edition) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hawkins, R. 2001: Second language syntax. A generative introduction . Oxford: Blackwell.

Herschensohn, J. 2000: The second time round: minimalism and SLA . Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Klein, E.C. and G. Martohardjono (eds.) 1999: The development of second language grammars . Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Mitchell, R. and F. Myles 1998: Second language learning theories . London: Arnold.

Ritchie, W.C. and T.K. Bhatia (eds.) 1996: Handbook of second language acquisition . San Diego: Academic Press.

Robinson, P. (ed.) 2001: Cognition and second language instruction . Cambridge: CUP.

Skehan, P. 1998: A cognitive approach to language learning. Oxford: OUP.

White, L. 2003: Second language acquisition and Universal Grammar . (2nd edition) Cambridge: CUP.



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