Applied Linguistics in Language Education

If any conclusion about applied linguistic research in the last twenty years is possible, it is that we cannot take anything for granted!Steven McDonough opens with examples of language teaching, teaching materials, and learning a foreign ...

Author: Steven McDonough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351576277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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'Applied Linguistics for Language Education' covers those areas of applied language study that are most directly relevant to language teaching, testing, and teacher education. It focuses on the fundamental questions raised for research by the practice of language teaching and research. The reader is thus introduced to the current research climate through consideration of germane controversial issues. If any conclusion about applied linguistic research in the last twenty years is possible, it is that we cannot take anything for granted!Steven McDonough opens with examples of language teaching, teaching materials, and learning a foreign language, which teachers and language learners will recognise, drawing out questions from these which are addressed throughout the rest of the text. Arguments and data from research of all kinds are brought to bear on these and other background issues that are raised, for example: the nature and effects of classroom discourse; the challenges and utility of linguistic theory and linguistic descriptions; what knowing a second language means for proficiency and for processing; nature and nurture in second language learning; how people process language in classrooms and beyond; the role of instruction and the roles of teachers; and measuring achievement.Complex issues are laid out in a clear and accessible style, and many examples are used, mainly, but not exclusively, from English and learning English as a second language. However, the principles apply to learning or teaching any language as a second or foreign language, and 'Applied Linguistics for Language Education' is the most concise overview of current linguistics presently available.

Second Language Learning

Requiring some previous knowledge of second language acquisition research, this book will be of interest to advanced students and teachers of applied linguistics, second language learning and language pedagogy.

Author: Michael Sharwood Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:49015002790542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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Second Language Learning is an up-to-date survey and analysis of second language acquisition theory, from the early seventies through to the present day. It discusses the development of ideas in this expanding area of language study and looks at the implications of these ideas and directions for future research. Requiring some previous knowledge of second language acquisition research, this book will be of interest to advanced students and teachers of applied linguistics, second language learning and language pedagogy. Its study questions and activities, together with its useful bibliography and list of resources for the researcher, provide practical opportunities for replicating and extending the studies reported, as well as exploring further the principles presented in the book.

Language Learning in Anglophone Countries

This edited book focuses on the state of language learning in Anglophone countries and brings together international research from a wide range of educational settings.

Author: Ursula Lanvers

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030566548

Category: Education

Page: 516

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This edited book focuses on the state of language learning in Anglophone countries and brings together international research from a wide range of educational settings. Taking a contextual perspective on the language learning crisis currently facing Anglophone countries, the authors examine systemic challenges, real-world practices, and broader cultural trends that have an impact on the uptake of modern foreign languages in different Anglophone settings. This book will be of interest to scholars working in applied linguistics and language education, particularly those with a focus on educational policy and Global English.

Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education

Note that while almost all of the teachers have completed a number of courses on applied linguistics topics, ... NUMBER COURSE TITLES COMPLETED COURSE Language Acquisition 28 The Nature of Language and Language Learning 27 Applied ...

Author: Nat Bartels

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402029547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

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Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education is aimed at applied linguists who are interested in understanding more about the learning of novice teachers in their classes. The 21 studies in this volume provide information on the complexity of novice teachers learning and use of knowledge in a variety of applied linguistics classes such as SLA, Syntax, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, L2 Reading and Writing, Testing, and Content Based Instruction. These studies were conducted in a variety of contexts, from North and South America to Europe, Asia and Australia, and look at the preparation of teachers of English, Spanish and Chinese. The book also includes a state-of-the-art summary of research on knowledge acquisition and use which provides applied linguists with a solid basis for developing their ideas about their students learning and use of the knowledge presented in their classes.

Applied Linguistics and Materials Development

There are many books on applied linguistic theory and research and there are now a number of books on the principled development of materials for language learning, but this book takes a new approach by connecting the two concerns.

Author: Brian Tomlinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441133953

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Focuses for the first time on materials development and applications of current research and theory for the main areas of applied linguistics (e.g. second language acquisition, pragmatics, vocabulary studies). There are many books on applied linguistic theory and research and there are now a number of books on the principled development of materials for language learning, but this book takes a new approach by connecting the two concerns. Each of its chapters first of all presents relevant theories and research conclusions for its area and then considers practical applications for materials development. The chapters achieve these applications by reporting and commenting on current theory and research, by analysing the match between current published materials and current theory and by suggesting and exemplifying applications of current theory to materials development. This will be an essential resource both for those studying or teaching materials development and for those studying or teaching applied linguistics.

English Language Learning and Technology

This book explores implications for applied linguistics of recent developments in technologies used in second language teaching and assessment, language analysis, and language use.

Author: Carol A. Chapelle

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027295958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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This book explores implications for applied linguistics of recent developments in technologies used in second language teaching and assessment, language analysis, and language use. Focusing primarily on English language learning, the book identifies significant areas of interplay between technology and applied linguistics, and it explores current perspectives on perennial questions such as how theory and research on second language acquisition can help to inform technology-based language learning practices, how the multifaceted learning accomplished through technology can be evaluated, and how theoretical perspectives can offer insight on data obtained from research on interaction with and through technology. The book illustrates how the interplay between technology and applied linguistics can amplify and expand applied linguists’ understanding of fundamental issues in the field. Through discussion of computer-assisted approaches for investigating second language learning tasks and assessment, it illustrates how technology can be used as a tool for applied linguistics research.

Fundamental Concepts of Language Teaching

Professor Stern puts applied linguistics research into its historical and interdisciplinary perspective.

Author: H. H. Stern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194370658

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 582

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Professor Stern puts applied linguistics research into its historical and interdisciplinary perspective. He gives an authoritative survey of past developments worldwide and establishes a set of guidelines for the future. There are six parts: Clearing the Ground, Historical Perspectives, Concepts of Language, Concepts of Society, Concepts of Language Learning, and Concepts of Language Teaching.

The Handbook of Language Teaching

Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, this Handbook is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide to language teaching.

Author: Michael H. Long

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444345612

Category: Education

Page: 824

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Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, this Handbook is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide to language teaching. A comprehensive reference work on language teaching, which combines the latest research findings, coverage of core topics, and examples of teaching experience from a variety of languages and settings Provides a unique breadth of coverage, including: the psycholinguistic underpinnings of language learning; social, political, and educational contexts; program design; materials writing and course design; teaching and testing; teacher education; and assessment and evaluation Offers a balanced evaluation of the major positions and approaches, including examining the increasingly important social and political context of language teaching Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors from a dozen different countries; English is only one of the many languages used as examples throughout the volume

Issues in Applied Linguistics

The concern of this book is therefore to raise to the fore a selection of problem areas in language teaching and learning where knowledge about language plays or could play a major role, to review what it is that linguists do, ...

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521584876

Category: Education

Page: 175

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This book provides a wide-ranging treatment of the major issues in applied linguistics.

Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning

The book, divided into three sections, first offers critical views on various aspects of language in society, ranging from the construction of national identity, language and justice, racial and identity issues in the ELT industry, to ...

Author: Ahmar Mahboob

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: NWU:35556039447586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning brings together new and original studies in the area of critical applied linguistics, language policy and planning, and language learning and teaching. The book, divided into three sections, first offers critical views on various aspects of language in society, ranging from the construction of national identity, language and justice, racial and identity issues in the ELT industry, to language in business discourse. It then reports on language policy in the school curriculum, language learning in tertiary education, and Aboriginal languages policy. In the third section, it addresses issues in language learning and teaching, such as the role of parents in literacy learning, multiple script literacy, and language learning and maintenance strategies.