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Published: 01 May 2014

ISBN: 9780194348850

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Second Language Learning in the Early School Years: Trends and Contexts

An overview of current themes and research on second language learning in the early school years

Victoria A. Murphy

Oxford Applied Linguistics

  • Examines past and present research evidence on bilingualism, second language, and foreign language learning in childhood
  • Highlights the similarities and differences in child L2 learning across different contexts
  • Focuses on learning contexts that intersect with educational provision in the early school years
  • Explores current trends towards a younger starting age for foreign language learning
  • Provides a broad overview of research findings across a range of different contexts