Explorations in Language Acquisition and Use (Paperback)
Heinemann Educational Books, 9780325005546, 112pp.
Publication Date: January 21, 2003
To those familiar with the field of linguistics and second-language acquisition, Stephen Krashen needs no introduction. He has published well over 300 books and articles and has been invited to deliver more than 300 lectures at universities throughout the United States and abroad. His widely known theory of second-language acquisition has had a huge impact on all areas of second-language research and teaching since the 1970s. This book amounts to a summary and assessment by Krashen of much of his work thus far, as well as a compilation of his thoughts about the future.
Here, readers can follow Krashen as he
- reviews the fundamentals of second-language acquisition theory
- presents some of the original research supporting the theory and more recent studies
- offers counterarguments to criticisms
- explores new areas that have promise for progress in both theory and application.