Presents an approach to language awareness based upon critical theories of language and language education. This text consists of 13 essays with contributions from both theorists and practitioners on subjects such as language in multicultural education and English as a foreign language.
Introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through real text examples. This book features contemporary examples of English in use. It emphasises on theoretical principles that ensures evenness of level.
Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics consists of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, designed for those entering postgraduate studies and language professionals returning to academic study.
"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.
Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where wecome from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.
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.
Discusses psycholinguistic and cognitive aspects of language learning. This work looks at the contrast between universalist accounts of language learning and accounts which focus on individual differences between learners. It focuses on practical applications of these themes in task-based learning and language testing.
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.
This book explores attitudes related to English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and the implications for student identities. In addition ways in which the problems can be addressed in teacher education are explored. English language materials and testing are discussed.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language alive.