1st Edition

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning Volume III

Edited By Eli Hinkel Copyright 2017
    530 Pages
    by Routledge

    530 Pages
    by Routledge

    Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing.

    Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas.

    What’s new in Volume III?

    • Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays
    • Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice
    • Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning
    • Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.



    Part I. Social Contexts, Language Policy, and Language Learners

    Chapter 1. The Sociology of Language Teaching and Learning

    John Edwards

    Chapter 2. Language Policy/Planning & Language, and Learning

    Robert B. Kaplan

    Chapter 3. English as a Global Language

    Sandra McKay

    Chapter 4. English for Academic Purposes

    Carmen Perez-Llantanda and John Swales

    Chapter 5. English for Specific Purposes

    Brian Paltridge and Sue Starfield

    Chapter 6. Teaching English to Young Learners

    David Nunan

    Chapter 7. Academic Language in K-12 Contexts

    Maria Brisk and Qianqian Zhang

    Part II. Curriculum and Instruction

    Chapter 8. SLA Research and Foreign Language Teaching

    Patsy Lightbown

    Chapter 9. Curriculum Approaches in Language Teaching

    Jack Richards,

    Chapter 10. Applications of Research to Materials Design

    Penny Ur, Oranim

    Chapter 11. Teaching the Language Skills from a Discourse Perspective

    Elite Olshtain and Marianne Celce-Murcia

    Chapter 12. Content-Based Language Teaching and Academic Language Development

    Ann Snow

    Chapter 13. Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning

    Michael McCarthy and Elaine Vaughan

    Chapter 14. Technology in Language Teaching and Learning

    Greg Kessler,

    Part III. Listening and Speaking

    Chapter 15. L2 Listening

    Steven Brown

    Chapter 16. Cognition, Metacognition, and L2 Listening

    Christine C. M. Goh

    Chapter 17. Learning-to-Speak and Speaking-to-Learn: Five Categories of Learning


    Jonathan Newton

    Chapter 18. Research and the Teaching of Speaking in the Second Language Classroom

    Anne Burns

    Chapter 19. Pronunciation

    Donna Brinton

    Part IV. Literacies, Reading, and Writing

    Chapter 20. L2 Literacy K-12

    Lee Gunderson and Reginald D'Silva

    Chapter 21. Digital Literacies

    Rodney Jones

    Chapter 22. L2 Reading Comprehension and Development

    William Grabe

    Chapter 23. Reading and Technology

    Thomas Cobb

    Chapter 24. Teaching and Learning Second Language Writing

    Dana Ferris,

    Part V. Vocabulary and Grammar

    Chapter 25. The Three "I"s of L2 Vocabulary Learning: Input, Instruction, Involvement

    Batia Laufer

    Chapter 26. Measuring Vocabulary Size

    Paul Nation and Laurence Anthony

    Chapter 27. Prioritizing Grammar to Teach or Not to Teach: A Research Perspective

    Eli Hinkel,

    Chapter 28. Systemic-functional Grammar, K-12

    Mary Schleppegrell

    Part VI. International Communication and Pragmatics

    Chapter 29. Teaching and Learning Intercultural Communication: Research in Six


    Lixian Jin and Martin Cortazzi

    Chapter 30. World Englishes and International Communication

    Andy Kirkpatrick

    Chapter 31. Teaching and Learning Second Language Pragmatics

    Andrew Cohen

    Part VII. Assessment and Testing

    Chapter 32. Social Dimensions of Assessment and Testing

    Bernard Spolsky

    Chapter 33. The Practice of Language Assessment

    Glenn Fulcher

    Chapter 34. Large-scale Assessment

    Antony Kunnan,

    Chapter 35. Fifteen Ways to Improve Classroom Assessment

    JD Brown and Jon Trace

    List of Contributors


    Eli Hinkel is Professor, Linguistics and MA-TESL Programs, Seattle Pacific University, USA.