High-Level Language Proficiency in Second Language and Multilingual Contexts, Hardback Book

High-Level Language Proficiency in Second Language and Multilingual Contexts Hardback

Edited by Kenneth Hyltenstam, Inge (Stockholms Universitet) Bartning, Lars (Stockholms Universitet) Fant


The issue of high-level language proficiency in other than monolingual contexts can be approached from a variety of perspectives, including linguistic/structural; psycholinguistic/cognitive and sociolinguistic/societal.

Bringing together a team of experts, this volume takes a novel empirical approach to the subject combined with an up-to-date understanding of these research areas, to answer two important research questions in the field of second language acquisition: what conditions allow learners to attain an outstanding level of proficiency in a second language, and what factors still prevent them from becoming entirely like first language speakers.

Looking at a range of European languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, it provides important insights into second language use at the highest levels as well as in high-proficient mixed language use in multicultural settings.

A useful tool for both language teaching and language teacher training, it provides a solid grounding for further study in this important area of research.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 242 pages, 26 b/w illus. 30 tables
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Language acquisition
  • ISBN: 9781107175921



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