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AUS faculty member is co-editor of new book on second language acquisition
An American University of Sharjah (AUS) faculty member recently co-edited The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition. Dr. Alessandro Benati is a Professor and Head of the Department of English at AUS.
The Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition, published by Wiley Blackwell, offers an overview of the most recent and scientific-based research concerning higher proficiency in second language acquisition (SLA).
With contributions from an international team of experts in the field, the handbook presents several theoretical approaches to SLA and offers an examination of advanced proficiency from the viewpoint of various contexts and dimensions of second language performance. Written for scholars, students and linguists, the book is a comprehensive text that offers the most recent developments in the study of advanced proficiency in the acquisition of a second language.
Speaking about his handbook, Dr. Benati, said:
“This volume has both breadth and depth. In relation to advance proficiency in second language acquisition, it covers both theoretical and applied issues from multiple perspectives.”