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Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism

Studies in Honor of David Singleton

  • Mirosław Pawlak
  • Larissa Aronin
  • The papers included in the collection offer state-of-the-art perspectives on a number of key issues in applied linguistics and multilingualism

  • Many of the contributions report on the findings of original research that enhance our knowledge concerning the acquisition of additional languages and the variables affecting this process

  • Some of the papers pave the way for new lines of inquiry or advance our knowledge in areas that have only recently have become the focus of attention for theorists and researchers, as the case may be with the role of affordances or the contribution of material culture


Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics

  3. Essential Topics in Multilingualism

About this book


This book brings together papers dealing with essential issues in applied linguistics and multilingualism that have been contributed by leading figures in these two fields and present state-of-the-art developments in theory and research. The first part includes articles touching on various aspects of multiple-language acquisition, with a particular emphasis on the role of affordances, the interfaces between language and thought, and factors influencing the process of language learning. Part Two deals with individual variations in the acquisition of additional languages, focusing in particular on the impact of such variables as age, aptitude, motivation and learning deficits. Finally, Part Three presents contributions illuminating key issues in the acquisition of different subsystems and skills, such as grammar, phonology, lexis and writing systems. Thanks to the diversity of perspectives on applied linguistics and multilingualism, as well as the cutting-edge nature of some of the proposals, this edited collection will be an important reference work and a source of inspiration for theorists and researchers.


Applied Linguistics Language Use Multilingualism Second Language Acquisition

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 1
  • Larissa Aronin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts Dept. of English StudiesAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland
  2. 2.Graduate Studies FacultyOranim Academic College of EducationTivonIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism
  • Book Subtitle Studies in Honor of David Singleton
  • Editors Mirosław Pawlak
    Larissa Aronin
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-01413-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34659-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-01414-2
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 305
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
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