Portraits of the L2 User Edited by: Vivian Cook

Format:
Ebook(EPUB) - 360 pages
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ISBN:
9781847698940
Published:
06 Aug 2002
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

Portraits of the L2 User treats second language users in their own right rather than as failed native speakers. It describes a range of psychological and linguistic approaches to diverse topics about L2 users. It thus provides an innovative overview of current second language acquisition theories, results and methods, seen from a common perspective.

Author Biography:

After writing EFL course-books, Vivian Cook  concentrated on linguistics and language learning in books such as Chomsky's Universal Grammar and Second Language Learning and Language Teaching. His current interest is developing the concept of multi-competence and applying it to the design of language teaching materials. He was founding President of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA).





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