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A study of third language acquisition

Björn Hammarberg and Sarah Williams

in Processes in Third Language Acquisition

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780748635115
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651504 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635115.003.0002
A study of third language acquisition

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This chapter distinguishes between the first language, prior second languages, and the language that the learner is currently acquiring, which is labelled as the third language. It presents an outline of a longitudinal case study of one learner's acquisition of Swedish as a third language, and gives some examples to illustrate a few, as yet very preliminary findings.

Keywords: first language; second language; language learner; Swedish; longitudinal case study

Chapter.  3574 words. 

Subjects: Language Teaching and Learning

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