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1st Edition

Understanding Context in Language Use and Teaching
An ELF Perspective

ISBN 9780367223793
Published May 26, 2020 by Routledge
162 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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 conceptualised 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

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List of Abbreviations

1.  Context, ELF and Language Pedagogy

2.  Cursory Definitions of Context

3.  Perspectives on Context

4. Synthesis: Context in Language Use

5. Context in Language Teaching

6.  Context in ELF

7. Towards an ELF-Informed Approach to ELT

8. Implementation of an ELF-Informed Approach to ELT


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Éva Illés is Associate Professor of English Applied Linguistics at the School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.