Abstract: Cognitive foundations of second language acquisition

TOMLIN, R. S., & GERNSBACHER, M. A. (1994). Cognitive foundations of second language acquisition. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 16, 129-132.

The growth of cognitive science as a field, or at least as a descriptive term, indicates an emerging scientific consensus that many fundamental human capacities require collaborative and interdisciplinary research to make further fundamental headway. Language, as central to our essential humanity as anything is, represents one area in which massive amounts of interdisciplinary research is underway at virtually every research institution in the world.