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Language Learning and Teaching: Overview

  1. Lourdes Ortega

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0649

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Ortega, L. 2012. Language Learning and Teaching: Overview. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


A vibrant sector of applied linguistics is concerned with generating systematic knowledge that can support people who formally study an additional language, that is, a language other than the one(s) they learned at home through primary socialization prior to schooling.


  • language teaching;
  • instructed SLA;
  • language learning