In light of the relatively recent discussions on the subject on a variety of blogs, I’d like to point you a recent book review on the Linguist List:
AUTHOR: Slabakova, Roumyana
TITLE: Meaning in the Second Language
SERIES: Studies on Language Acquisition [SOLA] 34
PUBLISHER: Mouton de Gruyter
The book sounds very interesting. Perhaps I’ll keep an eye out for it at the UBC library – its $100 on Amazon.
…which reminds me: I still have a half written post waiting in the wings on my thoughts on the practicality of learning Modern Greek for studying Hellenistic Greek.
I’ll see about finishing that this weekend.