The Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language

| University of Hawaii at Manoa
ISBN 9789027224880 (Eur) | EUR 95.00
ISBN 9781556197857 (USA) | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027299130 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This book marks the first-ever collection of papers in English on the acquisition of Japanese as a second language. Its overarching goal is to broaden and deepen the field of SLA research by focusing on Japanese rather than on more commonly studied European languages. Broad in scope and eclectic in approach with chapters by leading scholars in the field, The Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language offers a survey of the far-ranging field of SLA research as it applies to Japanese. Chapters include studies on input and interaction, research into the evaluation of L2 proficiency, and investigations of the grammatical system that is the product of second language learning.
[Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 20]  1999.  xii, 180 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
SLA Research and Japanese
Kazue Kanno
Implicit Negative Feedback
Shunji Inagaki and Mike Long
Tasks and Learners’ Output in Nonnative-Nonnative Interaction
Noriko Iwashita
SPOT: A Test Measuring “Control” Exercised by Learners of Japanese
Junko Ford-Niwa and Noriko Kobayashi
Retesting a Universal: The Empty Category Principle and Learners of (Pseudo) Japanese
Eric Kellerman, John van IJzendoorn and Hide Takashima
L2 Acquisition of Japanese Unaccusative Verbs by Speakers of English and Chinese
Makiko Hirakawa
Who Knows What and Why? The Acquisition of Multiple Wh- Questions by Adult Learners of English and Japanese
Naoko Yoshinaga
Gapping and Coordination in Second Language Acquisition
William O’Grady
Acquisition of Verb Gapping in Japanese by Mandarin and English Speakers
Kazue Kanno
Name Index
Subject Index
“Despite that fact that Japanese is one of the most extensively studied non-European languages in American universities, there are few books written in English that directly address key issues of acquisition of Japanese as a second language. Kannno’s book is the one that the field has been waiting for.”
“It serves as a good survey of studies on the acquisition of Japanese as a second language. Students of linguistics can find a quick overview of important issues that have been discussed in Japanese linguistics.”
“This collection of papers certainly broadens our horizon of second language acquisition, especialy that of Japanese.”
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2017. Japanese as a Second Language Assessment in Japan: Current Issues and Future Directions. Language Assessment Quarterly 14:3  pp. 192 ff. Crossref logo

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