Cross-linguistic Influences in the Second Language Lexicon Edited by: Janusz Arabski

Hardback - 288 pages
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28 Feb 2006
Second Language Acquisition
Multilingual Matters
210 x 148

Key features

- Useful to both psycholinguists and to foreign language teachers interested in language learning processes


This volume contains a selection of papers analyzing language transfer, a phenomenon which results from language contact in bilingual and multilingual language acquisition and learning contexts. The main focus of the volume is on the lexical aspects of language transfer.


This is an impressive collection of serious thought and critical analysis ranging from broad issues and their implications to more specific problems. The papers are firmly grounded in significant previous research and they present good summaries of much recent work as well. I found the topics to be intriguing, the research to be rigorous and valuable to the field, and the findings and analyses outlined in the papers as a whole to represent a perspective that is relevant and useful. This is a significant contribution to the field of second language acquisition studies.

- Linguist List 17.2001 - Julie Bruch, Mesa State College

Author Biography:

Janusz Arabski is a professor of English and Chairman of the English Language Institute at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. He has published a number of books and articles in the areas of applied linguistics, foreign language learning, psycholinguistics, contrastive studies and lexicography.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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