McLaughlin, B. (1987). Theories of Second-Language
Learning. London: Edward Arnold.
This book provides a judicious evaluation of the major theoretical
approaches to second-language learning, examining the role theory
plays - including how a theory is arrived at, accepted or rejected
- by reviewing and evaluating theories currently in use. A final chapter
discusses what it is that a satisfactory theory of second-language
learning must explain, at the same time pointing up how current theories