New in the Best of Language Learning Series!Language as a Complex Adaptive SystemEdited by Nick C. Ellis and Diane Larsen-Freeman
The articles in this volume, written by leading researchers in linguistics, psychology, and complex systems, summarize this new approach to language and illustrate its application across a variety of subfields, including language usage, language evolution, language structure, and first and second language acquisition.
"What a breath of fresh air! As interesting a collection of papers as you are likely to find on the evolution, learning, and use of language from the point of view of both cognitive underpinnings and communicative functions."
— Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyNew in the Language Learning Monograph Series!Discursive Practice in Language Learning and TeachingRichard F. Young
"Richard Young's book provides a wonderfully comprehensive account of discursive practices and social context in second language acquisition that synthesizes important theoretical and empirical insights from sociolinguistics, sociocultural theory, systemic functional grammar, and conversation analysis. This is a must read!"
— Numa Markee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign