Need help with content on 2nd Language Acquisition

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Can any of the teachers/language experts help me with content on '2nd language acquisition' (articles/webpages, resources, pdfs, ppts) specific for English, which can help with teaching English pronunciation/grammar to non native speakers?

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Hi. Please be much more specific about what you want, and your teaching context. What is it you want help with? Why are you interested only in grammar and pronunciation?
 

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Hi. Please be much more specific about what you want, and your teaching context. What is it you want help with? Why are you interested only in grammar and pronunciation?
I am looking for resources/stuff to read and enhance my own understanding on a second language gets acquired and specifically in relation to acquisition as second language over a primary mother tongue language. I am interested in grammar and pronunciation emanates from the fact that those two are broadly considered as the fundamental pillars of any language communication, I may be wrong though and would be happy to be corrected.

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I am looking for resources/stuff to read and enhance my own understanding on how a second language gets acquired and specifically in relation to acquisition as second language over a primary mother tongue language. I am interested in grammar and pronunciation emanates from the fact that those two are broadly considered as the fundamental pillars of any language communication, I may be wrong though and would be happy to be corrected.

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I'm afraid much of that is confusing.

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I am looking for resources/stuff to read and to enhance my own understanding on how a second language gets is acquired, and specifically in relation to acquisition as of a second language over a primary mother tongue. language.

I am interested
My interest in grammar and pronunciation emanates from the fact that those two are broadly considered as to be the fundamental pillars of any language. communication, I may might/could be wrong though and would be happy to be corrected.

Thank you.

Note my corrections above. I don't understand the last part of your opening sentence at all. A second language is a language acquired over one's mother tongue. You make it sound as if sometimes it's something else.
 

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I am looking for resources/stuff to read and enhance my own understanding on a second language gets acquired and specifically in relation to acquisition as second language over a primary mother tongue language.

I see. In that case, I suggest you start by reading some introductory books on the subject:

Introducing Second Language Acquisition by Muriel Saville-Troike
How Languages Are Learned by Nina Spada

These books will give you a solid grounding in the subject before you go on to further reading.
 

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And you might want to look at how first languages are acquired.
 
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