Benati gives linguistics and English language students a comprehensive overview of all the key terms in second language acquisition. "Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition" explains all of the terms in the field which students of linguistics and English language are likely to encounter during their study. The book includes definitions of key terms within second language acquisition, as well as accessible summaries of the key theories and thinkers within this often difficult area of study. The final section presents a list of key readings in second language acquisition, to signpost the reader towards classic articles, as well providing a springboard to further study. It's accessibly written, with complicated terms and concepts explained in an easy to understand way. "Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition" is an essential resource for students. "The Key Terms" series offers undergraduate students clear, concise and accessible introductions to core topics. Each book includes a comprehensive overview of the key terms, concepts, thinkers and texts in the area covered and ends with a guide to further resources.