Language Arts & Disciplines

The Continuum Companion to Second Language Acquisition

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 586

The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the relationship between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between L2 input and L2 output. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within second language acquisition and applied linguistics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition

Author: Ernesto Macaro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 982

The Bloomsbury Companion to Second Language Acquisition is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource: it features an overview of key topics in SLA as well the key research methods. It then goes on to look at current research areas and new directions in the field by examining key relationships in the field, including the relationship between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between L2 input and L2 output. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within second language acquisition and applied linguistics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 828

The Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: * qualitative and quantitative methods * research techniques and approaches * ethical considerations * sample studies * a glossary of key terms * resources for students As well as covering a range of methodological issues it looks at numerous areas in depth, including researching gender and language, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this will be the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.
Reference

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 756

View: 449

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition offers a user-friendly, authoritative survey of terms and constructs that are important to understanding research in second language acquisition (SLA) and its applications. The Encyclopedia is designed for use as a reference tool by students, researchers, teachers and professionals with an interest in SLA. The Encyclopedia has the following features: • 252 alphabetized entries written in an accessible style, including cross references to other related entries in the Encyclopedia and suggestions for further reading • Among these, 9 survey entries that cover the foundational areas of SLA in detail: Development in SLA, Discourse and Pragmatics in SLA, Individual Differences in SLA, Instructed SLA, Language and the Lexicon in SLA, Measuring and Researching SLA, Psycholingustics of SLA, Social and Sociocultural Approaches to SLA, Theoretical Constructs in SLA. • The rest of the entries cover all the major subdisciplines, methodologies and concepts of SLA, from “Accommodation” to the “ZISA project.” Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition is an invaluable resource for students and researchers with an academic interest in SLA.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Second Language Acquisition in Action

Author: Andrea Nava

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 848

Despite the key role played by second language acquisition (SLA) courses in linguistics, teacher education and language teaching degrees, participants often struggle to bridge the gap between SLA theories and their many applications in the classroom. In order to overcome the 'transfer' problem from theory to practice, Andrea Nava and Luciana Pedrazzini present SLA principles through the actions and words of teachers and learners. Second Language Acquisition in Action identifies eight important SLA principles and involves readers in an 'experiential' approach which enables them to explore these principles 'in action'. Each chapter is structured around three stages: experience and reflection; conceptualisation; and restructuring and planning. Discussion questions and tasks represent the core of the book. These help readers in the process of 'experiencing' SLA research and provide them with opportunities to try their hands at different areas of language teachers' professional expertise. Aimed at those on applied linguistics MA courses, TESOL/EFL trainees and in-service teachers, Second Language Acquisition in Action features: · Key Questions at the start of each chapter · Data-based tasks to foster reflection and to help bridge the gap between theory and practice · Audiovisual extracts of lessons on an accompanying website · Further Reading suggestions at the end of each chapter
Language Arts & Disciplines

Demotivation in Second Language Acquisition

Author: Keita Kikuchi

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

View: 702

SLA literature tends to focus predominantly on what motivates language learners, but what demotivates them has not been widely discussed. This book, focusing exclusively on demotivation, will help readers to understand motivational issues from a different perspective. The aims of the work are threefold: to present the current developments of demotivation research in the field of SLA and bridge motivational theory/research and demotivation research; to promote the understanding of possible causes of demotivation; and to expand the focus of demotivation research through a reflection on current motivation theory/research and a discussion of methodological issues. The research presented in this book is situated in Japanese English-teaching contexts and will serve as a foundation for anyone wishing to better understand the causes of demotivation in SLA and to explore the topic in their own contexts.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching

Author: Vivian Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 953

Second Language Learning and Language Teaching provides an introduction to the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching. Assuming no previous background in second language acquisition or language teaching methods, this text starts by introducing readers to the basic issues of second language acquisition research. It then examines how people learn particular aspects of the second language, such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the writing system, and at the strategies they adopt in their learning and the differences between individuals. Final chapters look at second language learning in a broader context – the goals of language teaching and how teaching methods relate to SLA research. This newly updated fifth edition builds on the comprehensive scope of earlier editions while also addressing more recent developments in the field, particularly multilingual approaches to language teaching.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Companion to Language Industry Studies

Author: Erik Angelone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 101

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues shaping the language industry, including translation, interpreting, machine translation, editing, terminology management, technology and accessibility. By exploring current and future research topics and methods, the Companion addresses language industry stakeholders, researchers, trainers and working professionals who are keen to know more about the dynamics of the language industry. Providing systematic coverage of a diverse range of translation and interpreting related topics and featuring an A to Z of key terms, The Bloomsbury Companion to Language Industry Studies examines how industry trends and technological advancement can optimize best practices in multilingual communication, language industry workspaces and training.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Peircean Semiotics

Author: Tony Jappy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 356

This book considers the work and influence of Charles Sanders Peirce, showing how the concepts and ideas he developed continue to impact and shape contemporary research issues. Written by a team of leading international scholars of semiotics, linguistics and philosophy, this Companion examines the growing impact of Peirce's thought and semiotic theories on a range of different fields. Discussing topics such as narrative, architecture, design, aesthetics and linguistics, the book furthers understanding of the contemporary pertinence of Peircean concepts in theoretical and empirical fashion. The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Peircean Semiotics is the definitive guide to the enduring legacy of one of the world's greatest semioticians.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Experimental Research Methods in Language Learning

Author: Aek Phakiti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 457

Language learning research aims to describe and fully explain how and why language learning takes place, but can fall short of its stated purpose. Systematic, rigorous research is needed if the growing field of language learning is to progress methodically. This book demonstrates and fully explains such a methodology. Given that research in language acquisition yields practical pedagogical implications, it is crucial that it is rigorous and accurate. This book offers a quantitative research methodology that relies on statistical analysis in order to make inferences and conclusions about language learning. Experimental research aims to understand differences between or within groups of learners under manipulated environments. It requires strict control of conditions, enabling interpretations with a low factor of error. Aek Phakiti provides step-by-step guidelines and underlying principles, epistemology and methodology, in a book that is essential for advanced students of language acquisition and language and education.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Companion to Historical Linguistics

Author: Silvia Luraghi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 924

Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, this book brings together a number of leading scholars who provide a combination of different approaches to current and new issues in historical linguistics, while supplying an exhaustive and up-to-date coverage of sub-fields traditionally regarded as central to historical linguistics research. The editors aim to build a solid background for further discussion and to indicate directions for new research on relevant open questions. The book includes coverage of key terms, a list of resources, and sections on: - history of research- methodology- phonology- morphology- grammatical categories- syntax- grammaticalization- semantics - etymology- language contact- sociolinguistics- causes of language change It is a complete resource for researchers working on historical linguistics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax

Author: Silvia Luraghi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 545

View: 116

The Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax is the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Jeannette Littlemore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 956

The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics is a comprehensive and accessible reference resource to research in contemporary cognitive linguistics. Written by leading figures in the field, the volume provides readers with an authoritative overview of methods and current research topics and future directions. The volume covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field. It devotes space to looking specifically at the major figures and their contributions. It is a complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and those interested more generally in language and cognition.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Bloomsbury Companion to Phonetics

Author: Mark J. Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 488

The Bloomsbury Companion To Phonetics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. It offers a comprehensive reference resource, giving an overview of key topics and key terms in phonetics. It offers a survey of current research areas and new directions in the field as well as featuring a manageable guide to beginning or developing research. The book gives readers practical guidance for advanced study in the area. The volume covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field, looking at both the core and applied domains of phonetics and speech science. It offers insights into areas as diverse as the acquisition, production and perception of speech, and clinical and forensic phonetics. There is a state of the art exploration of voice and phonation, tone and intonation, phonetic pedagogy, speech technology and phonetic universals.
Education

Language Development across the Life Span

Author: Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 259

This book offers insights from a seven-year study into the impact of English as an International Language at a national level, from the effect of rich English input on a previously monolingual people’s linguistic repertoire to its effect on the situated language use demanded of speakers who find themselves in a new linguistic environment for which they have not been prepared. The changes described in the book have occurred in a speech community that identifies strongly with the local language, but finds itself increasingly having to use another language to perform daily functions in education and work. Findings describe how the official language and educational policies have not addressed this new linguistic ecology of Iceland. The findings of these studies have larger international practical, educational, empirical, and theoretical implications and should be relevant to anyone interested in in the impact of English as an International Language.
Foreign Language Study

First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL

Author: Ross Forman

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 235

View: 233

Many Asian education systems discourage or even ban the use of L1 in L2 classrooms – although in fact L1 remains widely used by teachers. Why is L1 use still devalued in this context? By observing classes and interviewing teachers, this book explores three dimensions of L1 use in L2 teaching: • pedagogy: what teachers actually do, and what they say about it • the personal: what happens to identity when we ‘perform’ a foreign tongue • the professional: how textbooks are used, and what is distinctive about the EFL domain.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Situating Language Learning Strategy Use

Author: Zoe Gavriilidou

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 508

This book presents the latest research on the role of strategy use and development in second and foreign language teaching and learning. It comprises a wide selection of studies which cover topics such as strategic training of young EFL learners, promoting critical thinking through video gaming, language learning strategies for languages other than English, and the contribution of language learning strategies to the development of the four language learning skills. It will equip scholars and practitioners with the knowledge to help them better appreciate how language learning strategies contribute to and are linked with language learning processes. The contributing authors share research from their various contexts, which range from primary to tertiary education, and discuss the need for fine-tuned strategy categorization, conscious self-regulation and proposed strategy instruction.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Applied Linguistics

Author: Li Wei

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 227

In this complete survey of the theories, methods, and key findingswithin applied linguistics, students are introduced to coreresearch questions and the various approaches to tackling these. Provides a comprehensive introduction to this interdisciplinaryfield of research and practice, dealing with practical issues oflanguage and communication Takes a problem-solving approach, introducing students to keyresearch questions and guiding them through the various ways oftackling these Features additional study aids throughout, including chapteroutlines, learning objectives, key terms, research questions andanswers, study questions, and recommended further readings Enables students to identify every-day language andcommunication issues, and to draw on their own personalexperiences Edited by a leading figure in the field, heading up anexperienced and interdisciplinary team of contributors from therenowned department of applied linguistics at Birkbeck College,University of London – resulting in unique combination ofknowledge, skills, and strength from scholars who teach andresearch together
Education

Exploring Language Aptitude: Views from Psychology, the Language Sciences, and Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Susanne M. Reiterer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 367

This book presents original, empirical data from quantitative and qualitative research studies in the field of language learning aptitude, ability, and individual differences. It does so from the perspectives of Second Language Acquisition, psychology, neuroscience and sociolinguistics. All studies included in the book use a similar and uniform layout and methodology. Each chapter contains a study examining factors such as memory, personality, self-concept, bilingualism and multilingualism, education, musicality or gender. The chapters investigate the influence of these concepts on language learning aptitude and ability. Several of these chapters analyse hypotheses which have never been tested before and therefore provide novel research results. The book contributes to the field both by verifying and contesting existent findings and by exploring novel approaches to devising research in the subject area.