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

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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
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Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz
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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.--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Roberts, Richard
Dewey number
612.8/233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.R63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 337
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Kreuz, Roger J.
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  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language acquisition
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Language acquisition
  • Second language acquisition
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Becoming fluent : how cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
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 -- And making memories work for you -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780262029230
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014048125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)898113390
  • 603074
  • (OCoLC)ocn898113390
  • 603074
Label
Becoming fluent : how cognitive science can help adults learn a foreign language, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- And making memories work for you -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780262029230
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014048125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898113390
  • 603074
  • (OCoLC)ocn898113390
  • 603074

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