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
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).