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Becoming fluent : how cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz

Label
Becoming fluent : how cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language
Title
Becoming fluent
Title remainder
how cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language
Statement of responsibility
Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults. Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages--gained from experience--of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language. Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding"--MIT CogNet
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
612.8/233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.R63 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Becoming fluent : how cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-210) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • And making memories work for you
  • Epilogue
  • Prologue
  • Terms and conditions
  • Set yourself up for success
  • Aspects of language
  • Pragmatics and culture
  • Language and perception
  • Cognition from top to bottom
  • Making memories
Control code
ocn919720196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262330473
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
80780699-1364-4f7e-8f4c-76ad3fae22bb
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34903380
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919720196
  • pebcs0262330466

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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