Second Language Acquisition
(5,211 words)

1. Introduction

While the pedagogy of foreign language teaching (second language teaching) is concerned with the various approaches, methods, and techniques of how a second/foreign language is taught, the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) is concerned with how a second/foreign language ( L2) is actually learned. Other terms are also used to refer to the same phenomenon, including L2 acquisition,…

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Mohammad T. Alhawary, “Second Language Acquisition”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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