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Teaching and Researching Listening
Third Edition

ISBN 9781138840386
Published December 1, 2015 by Routledge
342 Pages

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Now in its third edition, Teaching and Researching Listening renews its commitment to provide language educators, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of ESL, TESOL, and Applied Linguistics with a state-of-the-art treatment of the linguistic, psycholinguistic and pragmatic processes underpinning oral language use, and demonstrates how they influence listening in a variety of practical contexts. This revised edition incorporates significantly updated sections on neurological processing, pragmatic processing, automated processing, and pragmatic assessment, as well as coverage of emerging areas of interest in L1 and L2 instruction and research. Boxes throughout, including "Concepts" and "Ideas From Practitioners", help to both reinforce readers’ understanding of the topics covered and ground them in a practical context, while the updated chapter, "Exploring listening", contains an overhauled section on listening technologies that provide readers with a range of tools to explore other perspectives on listening. Combining detailed overviews of the underlying processes of listening with an exhaustive set of practical resources, this third edition of Teaching and Researching Listening serves as an authoritative comprehensive survey of issues related to teaching and researching oral communication for language teachers, practitioners, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Preface  Preface  Acknowledgments  Copyright Acknowledgments  Introduction: Perspectives on listening  Section I. The nature of processing  1. Neurological processing  2. Linguistic processing  3. Semantic processing  4. Pragmatic processing  5. Automatic processing  6. Listening in language acquisition  Section II. Teaching listening  7. Approaches to teaching listening  8. Input  9. Designing instruction  10. Listening assessment  Section III. Researching listening  11. Sociolinguistic orientations  12. Psycholinguistic orientations  13. Developmental orientations  Section IV. Exploring listening  14. Resources for further exploration  Glossary  References  Index

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Michael Rost is a developer of learning software and coursebook series, focusing on products related to English Language Teaching and Research. He is the author of a number of influential books and articles in the fields of language development and curriculum design, beginning with the classic Listening in Language Learning (1990).