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07-10-2019 | Book Review

Ulf Schütze: Language Learning and the Brain: Lexical Processing in Second Language Acquisition

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, 179 pp, ISBN: 9781316665619

Auteur: Stephanie Nicole Ryan

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 10/2019

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In Language Learning and the Brain: Lexical Processing in Second Language Acquisition, Ulf Schütze accomplishes his mission of describing how learners acquire words in a second language. Schütze argues that much of a learner’s success is based on how much the learner’s brain can handle at a time. Therefore, he considers the conditions under which a learner can acquire, remember, and speak the words of another language. Factors that determine these conditions are age, individual background, emotional connotation of words, and memory facilities. Schütze considers these factors, with special focus on cognitive psychology, to describe how learners process a new, foreign word. Schütze does not set out to create an instructional manual but connects his findings to educational uses. The book achieves its mission with ample scientific evidence and accessible examples. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Ulf Schütze: Language Learning and the Brain: Lexical Processing in Second Language Acquisition
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017, 179 pp, ISBN: 9781316665619
Auteur
Stephanie Nicole Ryan
Publicatiedatum
07-10-2019
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 10/2019
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01138-4

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