Fossilization in Adult Second Language Acquisition

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Multilingual Matters, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 201 pages
The key issues discussed herein include: conceptual diversities and complexities surrounding fossilization, Critical Period effects, the preprogramming function of native language, methodological approaches to researching fossilization, empirical evidence, the modular nature of fossilization, linguistic structures prone to fossilization, and the relationship between second language teaching and fossilization. The book is intended for researchers, practitioners, and students in the fields of second language acquisition, bilingualism, and second language teaching."--BOOK JACKET.

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ZhaoHong Han is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests are in issues of second language learnability,  teachability, and fossilization. Her research has appeared in journals such as Applied Linguistics, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language Teaching Research, and TESOL Quarterly.

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