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Language as Discourse Perspectives for Language Teaching

Language as Discourse: Perspectives for Language Teaching

1st Edition

By Michael Mccarthy, Ronald Carter
November 29, 1993

In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine the relationship between complete texts, both spoken and written, and the social and ...

An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research

1st Edition

By Diane Larsen-Freeman, Michael H. Long
April 08, 1991

Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language ...

Testing Second Language Speaking

Testing Second Language Speaking

1st Edition

By Glenn Fulcher
August 27, 2003

The testing and assessment of second language learners is an essential part of the language learning process. Glenn Fulcher's Testing Second Language Speaking is a state-of-the-art volume that considers the assessment of speaking from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives.The book ...

Contrastive Analysis

Contrastive Analysis

1st Edition

By C.R. James
September 15, 1980

In this important study, Carl James reviews the role that contrastive analysis can play in understanding and solving problems in second or foreign language learning and teaching. Using both psycholinguistic and linguistic analysis, he establishes a sound theoretical basis for CA before going on to ...

Translation and Translating Theory and Practice

Translation and Translating: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Roger T. Bell
October 07, 1991

Argues that the subjective evaluation of the product must give way to a descriptive and objective attempt to reveal the workings of the process (ie translating). Without such a shift, translation theory will continue outside the mainstream of intellectual activity in human sciences and fail to take...

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

2nd Edition

By Margaret Coulthard
December 02, 1985

The central concern of this book is the analysis of verbal interaction or discourse. This first six chapters report and evaluate major theoretical advances in the description of discourse. The final chapters demonstrate how the findings of discourse analysis can be used to investigate ...

Error Analysis Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition

Error Analysis: Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition

1st Edition

By Jack C. Richards
September 23, 1974

The eleven essays in this book cover a wide range of topics from the role of 'interlanguage' and the influence of external factors on the process of language learning, to the development of syntax and the methodology of error analysis. Collectively they provide a valuable perspective on the ...

Analysing Genre Language Use in Professional Settings

Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings

1st Edition

By V. K. Bhatia
November 22, 1993

Genre analysis has a long-established tradition in literature, but interest in the analysis of non-literary genres has been very recent. This book examines the theory of genre analysis, looks at genre analysis in action, taking texts from a wide variety of genres and discusses the use of genre ...

Researching Pedagogic Tasks Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing

Researching Pedagogic Tasks: Second Language Learning, Teaching, and Testing

1st Edition

By Martin Bygate, Peter Skehan, Merrill Swain
February 19, 2001

Researching Pedagogic Tasks brings together a series of empirical studies into the use of pedagogical tasks for second language learning, with a view to better understanding the structure of tasks, their impact on students, and their use by teachers. The volume starts with an introduction to the ...

Errors in Language Learning and Use Exploring Error Analysis

Errors in Language Learning and Use: Exploring Error Analysis

1st Edition

By Carl James
January 19, 1998

Errors in Language Learning and Use is an up-to-date introduction and guide to the study of errors in language, and is also a critical survey of previous work. Error Analysis occupies a central position within Applied Linguistics, and seeks to clarify questions such as `Does correctness matter?', `...

Rediscovering Interlanguage

Rediscovering Interlanguage

1st Edition

By Larry Selinker, William E. Rutherford
February 10, 1992

An account of the development of research and thinking in the field of learner language. Draws on wide-ranging research into contrastive analysis, bilingualism, theoretical linguistics and experimental psychology....

Language and Discrimination

Language and Discrimination

1st Edition

By Celia Roberts, Tom (Chief Inspector Of Education In Camden, London) Jupp, Evelyn (Formerly Inspector Of Education In West London) Davies
August 10, 1992

Langauge and Discrimination provides a unique and authoritative study of the linguistic dimension of racial discrimination. Based upon extensive work carried out over many years by the Industrial Language Training Service in the U.K, this illuminating analysis argues that a real understanding of ...

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