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Processes in Third Language Acquisition
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Processes in Third Language Acquisition

Bjorn Hammarberg


This book brings together six case studies of an adult multilingual speaker who acquires a new language through social interaction. It deals especially with the multilingual situation, the learner's acquisitional activities, and the involvement of background languages in the process of speaking. The book offers a coherent study of various linguistic phenomena in one individual, including patterns and functions of language switching, word search in interaction, hypothetical construction of words, and articulatory settings in speaking. The main languages involved are English (L1), German (L2), a ... More

Keywords: multilingual situation, background languages, linguistic phenomena, language switching, English, German, Swedish, multilingual speaker, new language, acquisitional activities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780748635115
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bjorn Hammarberg, author