Study Abroad, Second Language Acquisition and Interculturality Edited by: Martin Howard

Format:
Hardback - 304 pages
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ISBN:
9781788924146
Published:
31 Aug 2019
Series:
Second Language Acquisition
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Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

This book unites a range of emerging topics in the burgeoning transdisciplinary fields of second language acquisition and interculturality in a study abroad context. It explores key issues, trends and approaches within each strand and how the strands relate to one another, painting a big picture of the diversity and complexity underpinning second language acquisition in a study abroad context. The chapters highlight themes such as social networks, input and interaction issues, learner identities and study abroad in lingua franca contexts, while also presenting other themes spanning the breadth of second language acquisition and interculturality research, such as individual differences and linguistic development. This comprehensive and cohesive volume showcases the latest innovative research using quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches across a range of source and target language learner cohorts, and highlights emerging themes and directions for future research.

Review:

In this informative and timely volume highly respected international researchers provide answers to important issues related to interculturality and study abroad, as well as suggestions on how to move the field forward. Practitioners and researchers alike will find in this volume an excellent resource for the study of linguistic and personal development in immersive contexts.

- Christina Sanz, Georgetown University, USA

Author Biography:

Martin Howard is Head of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at University College Cork, Ireland. His research interests include study abroad, second language acquisition and sociolinguistics. He is Chair of the European COST Action, ‘Study Abroad Research in European Perspective’.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate




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