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Learner Contributions to Language Learning New Directions in Research

Learner Contributions to Language Learning: New Directions in Research

1st Edition

By Michael Breen
March 20, 2001

Since it was first established in the 1970s the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, ...

Language and Communication

Language and Communication

1st Edition

By Jack C. Richards, R.W. Schmidt
April 18, 1983

Presents eight specially written chapters which provide a coherent survey of major issues in the study of language and communication, and which show how these are related to questions of practical concern in the learning and teaching of second and foreign languages. The issues discussed have been ...

Academic Discourse

Academic Discourse

1st Edition

By John Flowerdew
November 09, 2001

 Academic Discourse presents a collection of specially commissioned articles on the theme of academic discourse. Divided into sections covering the main approaches, each begins with a state of the art overview of the approach and continues with exemplificatory empirical studies.  ...

Bilingualism in Education Aspects of theory, research and practice

Bilingualism in Education: Aspects of theory, research and practice

1st Edition

By Jim Cummins, Merrill Swain
July 07, 1986

This is a remarkably interesting and useful book...it makes a significant contribution to our knowledge and understanding of both bilingualism and education.'Journal of Education Policy...

English as a Second Language in the Mainstream Teaching, Learning and Identity

English as a Second Language in the Mainstream: Teaching, Learning and Identity

1st Edition

By Constant Leung, Christine Davison, Bernard Mohan
October 17, 2000

Since it was first established in the 1970's the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, ...

Communication Strategies Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Communication Strategies: Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives

1st Edition

By Gabriele Kasper, Eric Kellerman
September 03, 1997

This book examines the topic of communication strategies, the ways in which people seek to express themselves or understand what someone else is saying or writing. Typically, the term has referred to the strategies that non-native speakers use to address the linguistic and pragmatic problems ...

Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning

Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning

1st Edition

By Phil Benson, Peter Voller
November 19, 1996

The topics of autonomy and independence play an increasingly important role in language education. They raise issues such as learners' responsibility for their own learning, and their right to determine the direction of their own learning, the skills which can be learned and applied in ...

Theory and Practice of Writing An Applied Linguistic Perspective

Theory and Practice of Writing: An Applied Linguistic Perspective

1st Edition

By William Grabe, Robert B. Kaplan
September 04, 1996

This book undertakes a general framework within which to consider the complex nature of the writing task in English, both as a first, and as a second language. The volume explores varieties of writing, different purposes for learning to write extended text, and cross-cultural variation among ...

Language, Literature and the Learner Creative Classroom Practice

Language, Literature and the Learner: Creative Classroom Practice

1st Edition

By Ronald Carter, John Mcrae
November 19, 1996

Language, Literature and the Learner is an edited volume evolving from three international seminars devoted to the teaching of literature in a second or foreign language. The seminars explicitly addressed the interface between language and literature teaching to investigate the ways in which ...

Reading in a Second Language Process, Product and Practice

Reading in a Second Language: Process, Product and Practice

1st Edition

By A.H. Urquhart, Cyril J. Weir
November 04, 1998

Reading in a Second Language sets the testing and teaching of reading against a theoretical background, discussing research from both applied linguistics and cognitive psychology. Where possible, it focuses on research into second language readers and distinguishes different kinds of reading, ...

Translation into the Second Language

Translation into the Second Language

1st Edition

By Stuart Campbell
January 19, 1998

The dynamics of immigration, international commerce and the postcolonial world make it inevitable that much translation is done into a second language, despite the prevailing wisdom that translators should only work into their mother tongue. This book is the first study to explore the phenomenon of...

Vocabulary and Language Teaching

Vocabulary and Language Teaching

1st Edition

By Ronald Carter, Michael Mccarthy
February 29, 1988

The material in this book reviews work dating back to the vocabulary control movement in the 1930s and also refers to more recent work on the role of lexis in language learning. Two chapters describe the main foundations of lexical semantics and relevant research and pedagogical studies in ...

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