New Handbook of Second Language Acquisition is a thoroughly revised, re-organized, and re-worked edition of Ritchie and Bhatia's 1996 handbook. The work is divided into six parts, each devoted to a different aspect of the study of SLA. Part I includes a recent history of methods used in SLA research and an overview of currently used methods. Part II contains chapters on Universal Grammar, emergentism, variationism, information-processing, sociocultural, and cognitive-linguistic. Part III is devoted to overviews of SLA research on lexicon, morphosyntax, phonology, pragmatics, sentence processing, and the distinction between implicit and explicit knowledge. Part IV examines neuropsycholgy of SLA, another on child SLA, and the effects of age on second language acquisition and use. Part V is concerned with the contribution of the linguistic environment to SLA, including work on acquisition in different environments, through the Internet, and by deaf learners. Finally, Part VI treats social factors in SLA, including research on acquisition in contact circumstances, on social identity in SLA, on individual differences in SLA, and on the final state of SLA, bilingualism.
W.C. Ritchie and T.K. Bhatia, Second Language Acquisition: Introduction, Foundations, and Overview. Research and Theoretical Issues in Second Language Acquisition K.R. Gregg, The Logical and Developmental Problems of Second Language Acquisition. Issues of Maturation and Modularity in Second Language Acquisition L. White, Universal Grammar and Second Language Acquisition: Current Trends and New Directions S. Flynn, A Parameter-Setting Approach to Second Language Acquisition J. Schachter, Maturation and the Issue of Universal Grammar in Second Language Acquisition F.R. Eckman, A Functional-Typological Approach to Second Language Acquisition Theory B. McLaughlin and R. Heredia, Information-Processing Approaches to Research on Second Language Acquisition and Use D. Preston, Variationist Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Second Language Speech and the Influence of the First Language J. Leather and A. James, Second Language Speech S. Gass, Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory: The Role of Language Transfer. Research Methodology and Applications D. Nunan, Issues in Second Language Acquisition Research: Examining Substance and Procedure A. Sorace, The Use of Acceptability Judgments in Second Language Acquisition Research. Modality and the Linguistic Environment in Second Language Acquisition M.H. Long, The Role of the Linguistic Environment in Second Language Acquisition G.P. Berent, The Acquisition of English Syntax by Deaf Learners. The Neuropsychology of Second Language Acquisition and Use L.K. Obler and S. Hannigan, Neurolinguistics of Second Language Acquisition and Use. Language Contact and its Consequences R.W. Anderson and Y. Shirai, The Primacy of Aspect in First and Second Language Acquisition: The Pidgin-Creole Connection S. Romaine, Bilingualism H.W. Seliger, Primary Language Attrition in the Context of Bilingualism T.K. Bhatia and W.C. Ritchie, Bilingual Language Mixing, Universal Grammar, and Second Language Acquisition Glossary Author Index Subject Index