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.
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.
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.
Describes the implications of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of second language acquisition (SLA). This work includes chapters that identify theoretical and empirical strands of Cognitive Linguistics, presenting them as a coherent whole. It also discusses the relevance of Cognitive Linguistics to SLA.
Examines the theoretical, methodological and practical issues in the analysis of talk across cultures. This book provides an introduction to the issues in culture and communication and an examination of cross-cultural and intercultural communication.
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.
* The author has written separate books on the three separate trends involved in the language revolution, but this is the first time that he has brought them together into a single argument. * The author is a world authority on language and widely published in the field.
This pocket-sized alphabetic guide introduces popular terms used in the study of language and society. A central topic within modern linguistics, sociolinguistics deals with human communication and the use of language in its social context. This glossary provides full coverage of both traditional and contemporary terminology.
This is a lively, practical guide that provides a fascinating linguistic description of six familiar text and discourse types, showing how language works in everyday life to perform its particular purpose. Through original examples, students are introduced to a wide-ranging repertoire of analytical concepts and techniques, described in basic, clear terms, and drawn from a broad range of areas of linguistics and language study. The aim of the book is to enable students to discover for themselves what is interesting about different language situations, and to begin to interrogate the relationship between language, society, and ideology.
The Language of Everyday Life includes: topics for discussion; exercises and further readings; an extensive glossary of technical terms; and a practical guide to project work.
Written in a highly accessible style and in four parts, this book provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. It draws on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and uses authentic examples of intercultural interaction to illustrate points.
A detailed study of Gilchrist's grammatical praxis which presents a picture of the complex relationship between grammatical inquiry and the politics of colonial discourse in the early years of the Indian Empire.
Suitable for those studying language for the first time. This book includes topics such as discourse analysis, language acquisition, language change, and the history of English, together with examinations of different modes of discourse as well as the components of language itself. It features chapter summaries, study questions, and case studies.
Reveals the complexity of the language used in SMS text communication, and how it exploits various linguistic resources to create identities. This book describes the language used in a corpus of over 11,000 text messages, as yet the largest collection in the UK.
Now featuring an expanded range of examples of critical discourse analysis in action, and across a wide variety of disciplines, and two new chapters on multimodality and social media, this book continues to provide readers with a sophisticated and nuanced treatment of discourse studies from experts in the field
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.
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.
The central concern of this book is the analysis of verbal interaction or discourse. The first six chapters evaluate theoretical advances in the description of discourse. The final chapters demonstrate how the findings of discourse analysis can investigate second-language teaching and first-language acquisition and to analyse literary texts.
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.