This book addresses second language acquisition and provides an overview of: (a) interlanguage, (b) fossilization, (c) the theoretical accounts addressing interlanguage fossilization, and (d) achievement motivation. Detailed descriptions of linguistic concepts and models are clearly and vividly presented, and the text assists in identifying factors and dynamics that can enhance English-as-a-Second Language professors' skills and success in the classroom. Motivation, feedback, and language acquisition are accordingly linked, and it is proffered that achievement motivation and corrective feedback play an important role in (a) diminishing or overcoming interlanguage fossilization and (b) achieving target language competency. English-as-a-Second Language professors will find this to be an extremely beneficial resource.
Zoran Vujisic, Paperback, ISBN 10: 3639309138, ISBN 13: 9783639309133