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The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition

The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition

Zoltán Dörnyei
Oxford University Press

A systematic and accessible overview of the main psychological areas and theories in order to keep abreast of the ongoing paradigm shift.

Readers will find succinct and up-to-date descriptions of a wide range of psycholinguistic and neuropsychological topics such as language and the brain; neuroimaging and other research methods in psycholinguistics and brain research; non-nativist approaches to language acquisition; explicit/implicit learning and memory, procedural/declarative knowledge, and the automatization of language skills; learner characteristics, age effects, and the critical period hypothesis; and the psychological basis of language learning in educational contexts.