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Understanding Context in Language Use and Teaching

An ELF Perspective, 1st Edition

By Éva Illés

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Description

This book is a guide to understanding and applying the essential, heretofore elusive notion of context in language study and pedagogy: Éva Illés offers a new, critical, systematic theoretical framework, then applies that framework to practical interactions and issues in communicative language teaching rooted in English as a Lingua Franca. By linking theory and practice for research and teaching around the world, this book brings a new awareness of how context can be conceptualized and related to language pedagogy to advanced students, teachers, teacher educators, and researchers of language teaching, applied linguistics, and pragmatics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

List of figures and tables

List of abbreviations

Chapter One Context, ELF and language pedagogy

Introduction

English as a lingua franca

Context and ELF

Context in ELF-related language pedagogy

Conclusion and synopsis

Chapter Two Cursory definitions of context

Introduction

Selection of context definitions

Issues arising

Context of situation

Relevance

Schema

Dichotomies

Schemata

Summary

Chapter Three Perspectives on context

Introduction

Context from the analyst’s perspective

Firth’s definition of context

Hymes’s SPEAKING mnemonic

Pennycook’s SEMIOSIS mnemonics

Speech Act Theory

van Dijk’s model of context

Conclusion

Context from the participant’s perspective

Grice’s Cooperative Principle

Relevance Theory

Widdowson’s framework of context

Conclusion

Chapter Four Synthesis: Context in language use

Context as schema

Context as capability

Researching context

Summary

Chapter Five Context in language teaching

Introduction

Teaching language for communication

Teaching language as communication

Summary

Chapter Six Context in ELF

ELF communication

ELF context

Chapter Seven Towards an ELF-informed approach to ELT

ELF context and its implications for ELT

Proposals for ELF-informed language pedagogy

A proposed ELF-informed approach to ELT

Chapter Eight Implementation of an ELF-informed approach to ELT

Introduction

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Teaching literature

Teaching translation

Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)

Conclusion and endnote

About the Author

Éva Illés is Associate Professor of English Applied Linguistics, Acting Head of the School of English and American Studies, and Director of Research at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General