Uncommonly Studied Language Pairs
Contribution to a Book
The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics
This chapter examines the case of less commonly studied language pairs, defined as first language/second language pairings that do not include English. Key concepts are discussed and connected to three relevant, critical issues: common learning paths, crosslinguistic influence, and multilingualism. This chapter also includes a scoping review of research on second language variation in order to assess the degree to which language pairings that do not involve English as a first or second language have been investigated. Following review of current contributions on this topic, several recommendations for practice and areas for future research are outlined.
World Languages and Literatures
Avizia Long. "Uncommonly Studied Language Pairs" The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics (2022): 420-432. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003017325-38