High-level language proficiency in second language and multilingual contexts / edited by Kenneth Hyltenstam (Stockholm University), Inge Bartning (Stockholm University), Lars Fant (Stockholm University).
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Second language acquisition.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Language and languages -- Ability testing.
- "The issue of high-level language proficiency in other than monolingual contexts can be approached from a variety of perspectives, including linguistic/structural; psycholinguistic/cognitive and sociolinguistic/societal. Bringing together a team of experts, this volume takes a novel empirical approach to the subject combined with an up-to-date understanding of these research areas, to answer two important research questions in the field of second language acquisition: what conditions allow learners to attain an outstanding level of proficiency in a second language, and what factors still prevent them from becoming entirely like first language speakers. Looking at a range of European languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, it provides important insights into second language use at the highest levels as well as in high-proficient mixed language use in multicultural settings. A useful tool for both language teaching and language teacher training, it provides a solid grounding for further study in this important area of research."--Page 4 of cover.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Hyltenstam, Kenneth, editor.
Bartning, Inge, editor.
Fant, Lars, editor.
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