August 1, 2013

Book: Universal Grammar and the Second Language Classroom


Universal Grammar and the Second Language Classroom
Edited by Melinda Whong, Kook-Hee Gil, and Heather Marsden
Published by Springer

This book proposes that research into generative second language acquisition (GenSLA) can be applied to the language classroom. Assuming that Universal Grammar plays a role in second language development, it explores generalisations from GenSLA research. The book aims to build bridges between the fields of generative second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and language teaching; and it shows how GenSLA is poised to engage with researchers of second language learning outside the generative paradigm.

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