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Authors: Sandra Figueiredo (Ph.D. in Psychology, Department of Psychology and Sociology, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal) 
Book Description:
Based on previous studies in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), this book provides new information and pioneering research for academicians, educational technicians, language test developers, psychologists and second language researchers. It examines the cases of learning and testing in languages other than English (as a second language, L2), specifically focusing on the Portuguese case. This book also reinterprets the immigrants’ populations and their schooling (and concepts) considering the recent immigration changes. It encourages research in L2 research, focusing on other minorities and European contexts, including the refugees’ argument that is affecting/reinforcing European society. It reflects on the expected cognitive processing difference according to the mother tongues of children and their cognitive map structures. The author selects literature concerning the disproportions among L2 learners and the commonly saturated focus on English as a L2. This book is essentially evidence-based, providing specific data and statistical analyses to understand the size of disproportions showed by the professional perceptions and the risk of underrepresented minorities that could be misled inside host schools in Europe. (Imprint: Novinka)

Author Biography:
Sandra Figueiredo (corresponding author) has a degree in languages teaching (Portuguese, Latin and Greek) and a PhD in Psychology (University of Aveiro). Sandra Figueiredo is a young researcher in Psychology at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. She is an expert in second language behavior and assessment and currently is developing her post-doctoral research in Education but focusing the second language area and instruments for measurement. She has since 2006 strong record of published literature in second language area and other education matters, 58 conference presentations, more than 30 chapters and proceedings, 2 books, over 25 papers and a patent in foreign language teaching area. Sandra Figueiredo also works as active researcher in other areas: cognition and students' achievement, chronobiology and school timetables.

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Table of Contents:



Chapter 1. Variability of Students’ Performance in L2 Tasks: Cognitive and Brain Studies

Chapter 2. Immigrant Children in Second Language or in Second Place: Nationalities and Refugee Status

Chapter 3. “This Is the New America”: How Europe Could Borrow American Measures for the Teaching/Learning of Portuguese as a
Foreign Language and as a Second Language
(Sandra Figueiredo, Ana Cláudia Henriques and Luís Gonçalves, Department of Psychology and Sociology, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)

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      Languages and Linguistics
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2017 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 6x9 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-53610-698-5
   Status: AV
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
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EP Editorial Production
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