Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Variation

ORCID logoRobert Bayley | The University of Texas at San Antonio
ORCID logoDennis R. Preston | Michigan State University
ISBN 9789027241160 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781556195440 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027241221 (Eur) | EUR 36.00
ISBN 9781556197345 (USA) | USD 54.00
ISBN 9789027282774 | EUR 115.00/36.00*
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This volume corrects the relative neglect in Second Language Acquisition studies of the quantitative study of language variation and provides insights into such issues as language transfer, acquisition through exposure, language universals, learner’s age and so forth.
These studies bolster the idea that a full account of SLA development (and, hence, a “theory of SLA”) must be built on not only detailed accounts of interlanguage data but also on a wide appeal to factors which govern the psycholinguistic bases of SLA.
An important addition to the volume is a comprehensive guide to both the DOS and Macintosh versions of the VARBRUL statistical program used by variationists.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 10] 1996.  xix, 317 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book should be required reading for graduate students in any research methods course on L2 acquisition; I used it as a course text in a course on interlanguage variation a the 1977 LSA Summer Institute, and I found that several chapters were accessible even to relative beginners in the field.”
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