Processes in third language acquisition

edited by Björn Hammarberg

This volume brings together six case studies of an adult multilingual speaker who acquires a new language through social interaction. The book deals especially with the multilingual situation, the learner's acquisitional activities, and the involvement of background languages in the process of speaking. It offers a coherent study of various linguistic phenomena in one individual, including patterns and functions of language switching, word search in interaction, hypothetical construction of words, and articulatory settings in speaking. The main languages involved are English (L1), German (L2) and Swedish (L3). The activation of these languages in the learner's speech is examined in a cognitive perspective in relation to current models of the speaking process. A longitudinal corpus of NNS--NS conversations covering 21 months from the beginner stage provides the main data for these studies. Key Features: *Presents an example of an active and purposeful language acquirer *Explores cross-linguistic influence in a multilingual setting *Highlights the significance of prior L2 knowledge in L3 performance *Useful for students and researchers interested in second and third language acquisition, individual multilingualism and the human speaking process.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A study of third language acquisition
  • 3. Language switches in L3 production: implications for a polyglot speaking model
  • 4. The learner's word acquisition attempts in conversation
  • 5. Re-setting the basis of articulation in the acquisition of new languages
  • 6. Roles of L1 and L2 in L3 production and acquisition
  • 7. Activation of L1 and L2 in L3 production: a comparison of two case studies
  • 8. The factor 'perceived crosslinguistic similarity' in third-language production.

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書名 Processes in third language acquisition
著作者等 Hammarberg, Björn
Hammarberg Bjorn
出版元 Edinburgh University Press
刊行年月 c2009
ページ数 xii, 171 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780748635115
NCID BA91287117
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス