media-induced second language acquisition
ellen simon, mieke van herreweghe

In many countries, including Belgium, English is pervasively present in public life: it is the number one foreign language in music, computer games and television programmes. As a result, children are extensively exposed to English long before they get their first English class in school.

This volume addresses the question to what extent this massive exposure to English actually leads to language acquisition by children prior to instruction of English in school. In other words: is there such a thing as media-induced second language acquisition?