Second Language Acquisition Bibliography 

“Bilingualism is for me the fundamental problem of linguistics” (Jakobson 1953)


SLABIB consists of circa 7000 references, drawn from bibliographies, web-sources etc, emphasising older sources rather than the latest journal. All of them are believed to say something directly about SLA. The last majorupdate was in 2007.

However when the link got cut for 3 months, no-one emailed me that SLABIB had gone missing. So I have not reinstated it as it is so little used. If you want an updated Word version email me at and I'll send you one. It is probably most useful for its historical back coverage now.

Vivian Cook

SLA Topics



Reading List for Core Issues Course