The book brings together papers which focus on upon issues related to the investigation and support of independent language learning in very different out-of-classroom educational and geographical contexts, but which all share the belief that the learner is ultimately responsible for his or her own learning.
This book explores the decades-long use of the notion of interculturality in education and other fields, arguing that it is now time to move beyond certain assumptions towards a richer and more realistic understanding of the `intercultural'.
Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head? This book brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty watercolour and ink illustrations.
'Gemel' is an old English word meaning 'twin' - Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition brings together a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week sequel in a beautiful, stylish box set which is ideal as a gift.
Fusing adventure, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, and drawing on Everett's pioneering research with the Amazonian Pirahas, this book argues that language is embedded within - and is inseparable from - its specific culture. It presents the controversial idea that language is not an innate component of the brain.
Presents an insightful analysis of the discourse produced by blogs and wikis. This book looks at how blogs and wikis: allow for easier than ever publication; can claim to challenge institutional hierarchies; provide alternate perspectives on events; exemplify globalization; and, challenge demarcations between the personal and the public.
Tannen's classic investigation into how growing up in different parts of the country, having different ethnic and class backgrounds, even age and personality contribute to different conversational styles. Reissued to coincide with her new book The Argument Culture.
English is the official language spoken in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Any study of English should therefore extend beyond Britain and the USA in order to broaden students' horizons and give them an insight into countries
Whether prose or poetry, how does a text come to mean what it does? A functional-semantic approach to text analysis, such as is illustrated in this book, offers a revealing look at the resources of language at work in the creation of meaning, and a unique perspective on the text as object of study.
'Language Assessment' provides teachers with a clear presentation of the essentials for assessing second language learning fairly and effectively. This updated second edition includes new research and information on standardized tests, a new chapter on form-focused assessment, and a concise glossary of terms.
A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, the author provides advice about the linguistic blunders that lie in wait for us, from danglers and four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit.
Translation is one of the most important cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practices. This short introduction focuses on what you need to know about it: the different perspectives on translation and key issues such as equivalence in translation, translation evaluation, and the role of translation in language teaching, globalization, and intercultural communication.
Examines the benefits of interactional feedback, discusses the source of the positive outcomes of recasts and negotiations. Explores the relationship between learners' perceptions and learning. Investigates individual differences such as working memory and gender, and considers both social and cognitive factors in interaction-driven development.
Research into language learner strategies has the fundamental goal of improving the teaching and learning of second languages. This book explores the notion that the reason some learners of second languages excel and others struggle lies in what the learners themselves do-the strategies they bring to language learning and to language use. Name of series: Oxford Applied Linguistics
Does txtng spell the end of literacy? David Crystal looks at the evidence, investigating how txtng began, what it is, why it's used, and how it works. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 is entertaining and instructive: reassuring for parents, illuminating for teenagers, fascinating for everyone.
This accessible guide to discourse employs an innovative, inductive approach, with a clear focus on genre that allows students to examine language in context. Using real texts, students are shown how each dimension of discourse links together and are offered practical guidance on how to carry out a discourse analysis project.
Introduces key concepts in language and social interaction. This book describes how individuals develop skills in social interaction. It shows how people create identities through their use of language. It brings together essential readings in anthropology, discourse studies and sociology.
Online and mobile technologies are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways you might suppose. Always On draws upon a decade of research to reveal how instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and internet search functions are reshaping social interaction and written culture.
Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or, that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's particular sense of anticipation before a trip? This book includes a collection full of surprises that will make you savour the elusive, untranslatable words that make up a language.
George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.
The Language of Gaming examines the complex language of videogames and gaming from a discourse analytical perspective.Astrid Ensslin studiesthe discourses inscribed in videogames by their producers, as well as gamer and media meta-discourses, and focal areas include gamer slang, illocution, multimodality and narrative structures.
Literacy and the Bilingual Learner explores the literacy development of bilingual learners in London (UK) schools and colleges through a series of vignettes and case studies of learners and their educational experiences.
Presents a fresh edition Plain Words, that was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service. This guide reflects numerous changes that took place in English usage. It features a private archive.
"Group Communication" introduces applications of small group dynamics. Peter Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation.
Learning to talk is probably the greatest milestone in a child's development, a deeply moving and often hilarious experience for all parents. It is also a process which has been intensively studied by psychologists and linguists. This book shows us what they have discovered.
Examines the close link between language and society and the many factors that influence the way we speak. Ranging from gender, environment, age, race, class, region and politics, this work surveys languages and societies from all over the world drawing on examples from Afrikaans to Yiddish. It is suitable for sociolinguistics.
This compilation, in the tradition of the Victorian miscellany, gathers together essential facts and fascinating insights into the plays and poems, the man behind them (insofar as this is known), and the context in which he worked.
Features a survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work. This work also talks about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we're from and even who we want to be.
In the century since its birth, the crossword has evolved into the world's most popular intellectual pastime: a unique form of wordplay, the codes and conventions of which are open to anyone masochistic enough to get addicted. This book celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles.