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Pop Culture in Language Education
Theory, Research, Practice



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ISBN 9780367365417
November 23, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Pop Culture in Language Education provides comprehensive insight on how studies of pop culture can inform language teaching and learning. The volume offers a state-of-the-art overview of empirically informed, cutting-edge research that tackles both theoretical concerns and practical implications.

The book focuses on how a diverse array of pop culture artifacts such as pop and rap music, movies and TV series, comics and cartoons, fan fiction, and video games can be exploited for the development of language skills. It establishes the study of pop culture and its language as a serious subfield within language education and applied linguistics and explores how studies of pop culture, its language, and its non-linguistic affordances can inform language education at various levels of proficiency and with various learner populations.

Presenting a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research approaches including case studies on how pop culture has been used successfully in language education in and beyond the classroom, this book will be of great interest for academics, researchers, and students in the field of language education, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics, as well as for language teachers and materials developers.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Learning languages through pop culture/learning pop culture through language education

Valentin Werner & Friederike Tegge

Part I: The language of pop culture and language skills areas

2 Teen talk in TV series as a model of linguistic innovation and emotional language

Silvia Bruti

3 Swear/taboo words in US TV series: Combining corpus linguistics with selected insights from screenwriters and learners

Monika Bednarek

4 Exploring the vocabulary of rap lyrics

Friederike Tegge & Averil Coxhead

5 Teaching grammar through pop culture

Valentin Werner

Part II: Pop culture and classroom practice

6 Going beyond the surface with pop culture: Using humorous cartoon series to explore social issues in the foreign language classroom

John Rucynski

7 Political comics and cartoons in language education: Suggestions for Arabic as a Foreign Language in classrooms in the USA

Sadam Issa

8 Eco-songs in foreign language education

Theresa Summer

9 Learning through sharing: Enhancing critical engagement with pop culture content using social media in a second language context

Anne Peirson-Smith & Lindsay Miller

10 Foreign language students, pop culture, and university degree thesis projects

Joe Trotta

Part III: Beyond the classroom

11 Pop culture in teaching Chinese as an additional language: Theory, research, and practice

Raymond Pai & Patricia A. Duff

12 "Watch out! Behind you is the enemy!" An exploratory study into the relationship between extramural English and productive vocabulary knowledge

Lieven Bollansée, Eva Puimège & Elke Peters

13 Levelling up comprehensible input and vocabulary learning: The lexical profile of videogames

Michael P. H. Rodgers & Julian Heidt

14 Pedagogically mediating engagement in the wild: Trajectories of fandom-based curricular innovation

Shannon Sauro & Steven L. Thorne

Part IV: Sociocultural and culture-critical considerations

15 Teaching "authenticity" of media and pop culture texts

Andrew Moody

16 The new normal: English language learning, pop culture, and the politics of investment

Awad Ibrahim

17 The use of K-Pop culture in a critical EAP classroom

Hyeyoung Jung & Graham V. Crookes

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Editor(s)

Biography

Valentin Werner is Assistant Professor at the department of English and Historical Linguistics of the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Friederike Tegge is a Research Associate at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa/Massey University and an English teacher at Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa, New Zealand.