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Books: Lexical Issues in L2 Writing: Pietilä, Doró, Pípalová (eds.)

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Date: 17-Dec-2015
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Subject: Lexical Issues in L2 Writing: Pietilä, Doró, Pípalová (eds.)
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Title: Lexical Issues in L2 Writing
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Editor: Päivi Pietilä
Editor: Katalin Doró
Editor: Renata Pípalová
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443880220 Pages: 250 Price: U.K. £ 47.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443880220 Pages: 250 Price: U.S. $ 81.95

Research into lexical issues has been one of the most rapidly growing areas of second language acquisition studies in recent years, and understandably so: the importance of vocabulary can hardly be denied. Words are the key to every instance of communication, both spoken and written. This volume concentrates on vocabulary in written language, mostly in academic settings. The writers of the chapters come from different countries and universities, and, naturally, represent their own academic backgrounds, though they all share a common interest in investigating the characteristics of L2 lexis as it manifests itself in the written production of students at various stages of their language learning careers. The target language (L2) in the studies reported in the volume is English, except in one study on the lexical competence of multilingual learners of French. The subjects’ native languages include Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, and Swedish, thus representing several different language families. Each chapter constitutes an independent unit, but together the studies reported in them give the reader a varied and extensive picture of lexical issues in L2 writing. The authors approach their topics from different perspectives and use diverse research methods, adding to the multifaceted nature of the volume. The book will be of interest to researchers, educators and students of second language acquisition and applied linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Czech (ces)
                            Danish (dan)
                            English (eng)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            Hungarian (hun)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng)

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