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recent books published in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Galician and Catalan. The
language of the book review should be one of these but not necessarily the
same as the book to be reviewed. Reviews should
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should begin by citing the book or books to be reviewed, with full
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indicating the date of publication of the review.
Gallaway, C. y Richards, B.J. (1994).
Input and interaction in language acquisition.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. xvi + 319. ISBN 0521-43725- 3