David Singleton

List of John Benjamins publications for which David Singleton plays a role.



Larissa Aronin and David Singleton

Subjects Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 10 (2010)

Edited by Leah Roberts, Martin Howard, Muiris Ó Laoire and David Singleton

[EUROSLA Yearbook, 10] 2010. vi, 281 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching | Multilingualism


This article reviews David Singleton’s books and articles published during the period 2014–2020. The first section concerns a popular book which he co-authored with Vivian Cook; the second gives an account of articles covering questions about the concept of language aptitude; the third deals… read more
Pfenninger, Simone E. and David Singleton 2019 Making the most of an early start to L2 instructionLanguage Teaching for Young Learners 1:2, pp. 111–138 | To be specified
Research over more than forty years has shown consistently that earlier L2 starters do not in the long term maintain the linguistic advantage of an early start over older starters. What, then, in the light of the widespread setting aside of the evidence regarding the apparent uselessness of an… read more
This article deals with some misunderstandings about the age factor in second language acquisition which result from a reliance on an incomplete interpretation of relevant research findings. It begins with an exploration of the work of Penfield and Lenneberg and goes on to weigh recent evidence… read more
Singleton, David 2012 Multilingual lexical operations: Keeping it all together ... and apartThird Language Acquisition in Adulthood, Cabrelli, Jennifer, Suzanne Flynn and Jason Rothman (eds.), pp. 95–114 | Article
This paper begins by providing a brief historical overview of perspectives on the notion of cross-linguistic influence. It goes on to discuss the application of this notion to the lexical domain, and then offers some thoughts on what cross-lexical interaction does and does not imply with regard to… read more
This chapter reports on two studies. The first study examines the learning of French as an L3 by Anglophone students of French whose L2 was Irish and by balanced bilinguals. The second study investigates German as L3 with reference to two groups of English-speaking participants who have Irish as a… read more
Muñoz, Carmen and David Singleton 2007 Foreign accent in advanced learners: Two successful profilesEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 7 (2007), Roberts, Leah, Ayşe Gürel, Sibel Tatar and Leyla Martı (eds.), pp. 171–190 | Article
Research has generally found age of learning (AOL) (i.e., age of initial significant L2 exposure) to predict degree of foreign accent (FA), while length of residence (LOR) has sometimes been seen as simply a corollary of AOL. The subjects in the present study were twelve late L2 learners of English… read more
Singleton, David 2001 A Message from EUROSLA PresidentEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 1 (2001), Foster-Cohen, Susan H. and Anna Nizegorodcew (eds.), pp. 1–2 | Miscellaneous