BRIDGES TO BETTER WRITING, Second Edition, makes learning to write easy, with step-by-step guidance that offers only the information you need for each writing task. Writing samples throughout the text illustrate how writing is relevant to your academic, personal, and future professional life, motivating you to develop better writing skills and make your future a successful one.
What is language and how can we investigate its acquisition by children or adults? What perspectives exist from which to view acquisition? What internal constraints and external factors shape acquisition? What are the properties of interlanguage systems? This comprehensive 31-chapter handbook is an authoritative survey of second language acquisition (SLA). Its multi-perspective synopsis on recent developments in SLA research provides significant contributions by established experts and widely recognized younger talent.
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Start learning a new language and see where it takes you. Whether you want to make the most of your holiday, get that promotion at work or be able to have a conversation with your relatives from other countries, just 30 minutes a day can get you on the road to speaking confidently. Make every second count – on the train or in a queue – and take the first step on your language-learning journey.
To Advanced Proficiency and Beyond: Theory and Methods for Developing Superior Second Language Ability
To Advanced Proficiency and Beyond: Theory and Methods for Developing Superior Second Language Ability addresses an important issue in Second Language Acquisition―how to help learners progress from Intermediate and Advanced proficiency to Superior and beyond. Due to the pressures of globalization, American society encounters an ever-increasing demand for speakers with advanced language abilities. This volume makes available cutting edge research on working memory and cognition and empirical studies of effective teaching. In addition it can serve as a practical handbook for seasoned and pre-professional instructors alike.
A classic account of Jane Austen in the context of eighteenth century feminist ideas and contemporary thought. Margaret Kirkham shows that Jane Austen's views on the status of women, female education, marriage, the family and the representation of women in literature were remarkably similar to thsoe of feminists in her own day.
In 1932 President Roosevelt promised a New Deal for America. His plans to pull America out of depression led to the creation of many new Government agencies - clearly outlined in this book. The author describes the New Deal for the unemployed, the farmers, the land, and industry and shows how Roosevelt had to cope with opposition and involvement in the Second World war. A concluding chapter looks at both contemporary and later assessments of roosevelt and his New Deal
Second language acquisitionThis book is about theory and the role of theory in research on adult second-language learning. My principal goal is to examine what position theory plays in this growing subfield of applied linguistics and to evaluate present theories. Particular attention is paid to methodological issues and to the question of how theoretical concepts are translated into empirical procedures."