Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Variation

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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
Table of Contents
Dennis R. Preston and Robert Bayley
Variationist Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition
Dennis R. Preston
Factors Affecting the Production of Word-initial Consonants in a Second Language
James Emil Flege, Murray J. Munro and Ian R.A. MacKay
Markedness in Second Language Acquisition of Consonant Clusters
Roy C. Major
Competing Constraints on Variation in the Speech of Adult Chinese Learners of English
Robert Bayley
Tense Marking in the English of Spanish-speaking Adolescents
H.D. Adamson, Bonnie B. Fonseca-Greber, Kuniyoshi Kataoka, Vincent Scardino and Shoji Takano
Form-Function Relations in Articles in English Interlanguage
Richard Young
Variation in french Interlanguage: A Longitudinal Study of Sociolinguistic Competence
Vera Regan
Disentangling Language Acquisition from Language Variation
Robert Berdan
Some Notes on the Role of Misperception in Language Learning
William Labov
Appendix: VARBRUL Analysis for Second Language Acquisition Research
Richard Young and Robert Bayley
Author Index
Subject Index
“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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