Age and the Acquisition of English
as a Foreign Language
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
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SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 4
Series Editor: David Singleton, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Age and the Acquisition
of English as a Foreign Language
María del Pilar García Mayo
and María Luisa García Lecumberri
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Age and the Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language/Edited by María del Pilar García Mayo and María Luisa García Lecumberri.
Second Language Acquisition: 4
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Language acquisition–Age factors. 2. Language and languages–Study and teaching. 3. English language–Study and teaching–Foreign speakers. 4. Bilingualism in children. I. García Mayo, María del Pilar. II. García Lecumberri, M. Luisa (Maria Luisa). III. Series.
P118.65 .A37 2003
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