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Title: Second Dialect Acquisition
Contributor(s): Siegel, Jeff  (author)
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511777820
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Abstract: This book is about learning a new dialect, and how it is different from learning a new language. In this introductory chapter, I start by describing the contexts where this kind of learning occurs and some of the questions the book aims to answer. As I have tried to make the content accessible not just to linguists, I have also included some basic information for readers without a strong background in linguistics. This is about differentiating dialects, describing speech sounds and studying variation in language. The final section presents a brief outline of the book. The study of second language acquisition (often abbreviated as SLA) examines how people who already speak a first language (L1) subsequently acquire a second or additional language (L2). This book focuses on a special type of SLA – when the relationship between the L1 and the L2 is close enough for them to be considered by their speakers to be varieties of the same language, or different dialects, rather than different languages. In this situation, the term "second dialect acquisition" (SDA) can be used. The study of SDA examines how people who already speak one dialect (D1) acquire a different dialect (D2) of what they or their community perceive to be the same language.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780521516877
Field of Research (FOR): 200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified
200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950202 Languages and Literacy
930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 277
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