New Release (March 2016): Understanding Second Language Acquisition (Second Edition) Paperback


This book by Lourdes Ortega, a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University is now available in its second edition in paperback format. It is highly recommended for students of Linguistics, TESOL and Education, as well as researchers into the field of Second Language Acquisition.
Ortega’s research is particularly concerned with sociocognitive and educational dimensions in adult classroom settings. Here, she applies insights from bilingualism and from usage-based linguistics to the investigation of second language development. She also discusses second language writing and foreign language education referring to her previous publications on systematic research synthesis and epistemological and ethical dimensions of Second Language Acquisition research.
The book serves as an excellent introduction for students who have no prior knowledge of the field and focuses on the key issues therein.