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Leading practitioners in the field of SLA explain their sociocognitive perspectives on language learning.
Leading theorists put the case for using sociocognition to examine language learning
Lyle Bachman and Adrian Palmer
Become competent in the design, development, and use of language assessments. This is a theoretically-grounded and easily applied approach to language assessment and development.
A groundbreaking reconsideration of translation in English language teaching, this book is a survey and critical assessment of arguments for and against translation in different teaching contexts.
This book explores the subjective aspects of language learning, skillfully integrating multiple levels of analysis, and bridging the gap between theory and practice. It analyzes data gathered from published testimonies and language memoirs of former language learners, spoken and written data from American college language learners, and online data from language learners in electronic chatrooms and text messaging exchanges. The author encourages readers to consider foreign language learning from new, diverse, and unique perspectives.
Elaine Tarone, Martha Bigelow, and Kit Hansen
This book offers research evidence with a startling conclusion: language processing skills that have been assumed to be universal human traits appear instead to be a product of learners' experience with alphabetic print literacy.
Semantics looks at what words are and how they have multiple meanings and forms. It discusses groupings of lexical items, approaches to analysing the semantic structure of words, and the relationship of meanings to syntactic structure.
The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition offers a systematic and accessible overview of the main psychological areas and theories in order to keep abreast of the ongoing paradigm shift. Readers will find succinct and up-to-date descriptions of a wide range of psycholinguistic and neuropsychological topics such as language and the brain; neuroimaging and other research methods in psycholinguistics and brain research; non-nativist approaches to language acquisition; explicit/implicit learning and memory, procedural/declarative knowledge, and the automatization of language skills; learner characteristics, age effects, and the critical period hypothesis; and the psychological basis of language learning in educational contexts.
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 how formulaic language ("lexical chunks") is used in a variety of real-life situations.
Presents a framework for examining the existence and function of formulaic language and tests it extensively against language data within a wide variety of language samples. Formulaic language is a fast-growing area of applied linguistic research, and the author is a key figure in this field.
Diane Larsen-Freeman and Lynne Cameron
This book introduces key concepts in complexity theory and demonstrates the applicability and usefulness of these concepts to a range of areas in applied linguistics, including first and second language development, language teaching, and discourse analysis.
30 years of Research and Practice
Andrew Cohen and Ernesto Macaro
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.
A collection of empirical studies
This edited collection of empirical studies provides insights into a wide variety of issues at the center of current research into the relationship between conversational interaction and second language learning outcomes.
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.
Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methodologies
This is a very practical and accessible book that offers a comprehensive overview of research methodology in applied linguistics by describing the various stages of qualitative and quantitative investigations, from collecting the data to reporting the results. It also discusses 'mixed methods research', that is, the various combinations of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
This book examines the concepts of schema, register, and discourse genre. It considers what corpus descriptions of text tell us about language and examines how speakers take turns and negotiate meaning.
James Lantolf and and Steven Thorne
This book integrates theory, research, and practice on the learning of second and foreign languages as informed by sociocultural theory.
Leading grammar expert Michael Swan answers questions such as, What is grammar for? How does it relate to vocabulary? How does it change? How does it differ across other languages? This accessible and readable introduction uses very little technical jargon in offering a fresh, original look at the subject.
This book addresses the issue of how to teach English in diverse locations. Central to the discussion is the balance of power in classroom and curriculum settings, the relationship between language, culture, and discourse, and the change in the ownership of English.
Rod Ellis and Gary Barkhuizen
This book provides a clear introduction to the main methods of analyzing samples of learner language by examining the theoretical and research bases for each.
A.P.R. Howatt and H.G. Widdowson
This revised and updated history covers the Renaissance to the present day, covering all the important phases of the history of English language teaching from a global perspective.
This book brings together a number of high-profile exchanges on controversial issues between scholars of opposing positions reacting to each other in print. It engages the reader in a critical evaluation of the points at issue.
This book looks at different attitudes to English and developments in its description, and it critically examines current proposals for the specification of course content and classroom methodology.
This book explores the relationship between research, teaching, and tasks, and shows how research and task-based teaching can mutually inform each other and illuminated the areas of task-based course design, methodology, and assessment.
This book addresses the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding contemporary language use today, including intercultural communication, political persuasion, new technologies, the growth of English, language in education and foreign language teaching and learning.
This book examines how style is used in literary and non-literary texts. The topics include style as a matter of socialization, the production and reception of meaning, the question of perspective, literary criticism, and current issues such as feminist stylistics and critical discourse analysis.
This book leads the reader through the main areas of phonetics, including how speech sounds are made and how phoneticians classify them. Topics include the International Phonetic Alphabet, intonation, and accent variation.
This book outlines the major issues and terminology used in the field of historical linguistics. Central issues of historical linguistics are addressed, including change, reconstruction of older languages, language birth and death, and relationships among languages.
This book discusses the need for foreign language programs to teach literacy. It suggests approaches to curriculum development using a wide range of modern media texts such as newspapers, music videos, and film as a basis for cultural analysis.
New Models, New Norms, New Goals
This book advocates an approach to pronunciation in which the goal is mutual intelligibility among non-native speakers, rather than imitating native speakers.
James P. Lantolf
This book represents a major statement of the current research being conducted into the learning of second languages from a sociocultural perspective.
This book examines test design, the rating process, validity, measurement and the social dimension of language testing. Traditional and newer forms of language assessment are considered.
This book demonstrates the extent and importance of language play in human life and draws out the implications for applied linguistics and language teaching. It stresses how language play is central to human thought and culture, learning, creativity, and intellectual development.
This book explores how English is used in periphery communities, while subtly resisting the linguistic imperialism from the global ELT enterprise.
This book offers an accessible survey of key language concepts such as social context and cultural authenticity, using insights from fields including linguistics, sociology, and anthropology.
Psycholinguists have shown that the production and comprehension of even the simplest language is a highly complex process. This brief introduction shows how psycholinguistic research can act as a window to the workings of the human mind and the study of consciousness.
This book addresses issues such as the relation of form to meaning, the relevance of SLA research, and the validity of task-based learning. It also contrasts universalist accounts of language learning and individual differences between learners.
Sociolinguistics is the study of the different ways in which various groups of people use language. This book provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the field. It explores how sociolinguistics is linked to other disciplines such as history, politics and gender studies.
This book presents SLA research as a source of specifications for teachers to explore in their own classrooms. The author sees the four main roles of SLA researchers as developing relevant theories, conducting their own classroom research, making research accessible to teachers, and facilitating action research. Each chapter addresses a major issue in the field of SLA and language teaching.
This book outlines the study of how people learn a language other than their mother tongue. It is designed to make the essentials of this rapidly expanding field as accessible as possible.
Designing and Developing Useful Language Tests
Lyle F. Bachman and Adrian S. Palmer
The practice of testing is related here to views on communicative language teaching and testing. The book is divided into three sections: "Conceptual Bases on Language Testing," "Designing and Constructing Useful Language Tests," and "Collecting, Analyzing, and Using Information from Language Tests."
H. G. Widdowson
This book surveys the discipline of linguistics, the study of human language. An outline of the ways in which language has been defined, described, and explored is provided, and readers are guided towards further exploration.
This book outlines pragmatics, the study of how people make sense of each other linguistically. Basic concepts such as the cooperative principle, deixis, and speech acts are explained and illustrated, providing readers with an ideal foundation for further study.
Studies in Honour of H. G. Widdowson
Guy Cook and Barbara Seidlhofer
This book provides an overview of the diverse issues in applied linguistics today. Leading specialists consider the relation of their own areas of inquiry both to professional practice and to the discipline as a whole.
This book focuses attention on cultural knowledge not just as a necessary aspect of communicative competence, but as an educational objective in its own right-as an end, as well as a means, of language learning.
James R. Nattinger and Jeanette S. DeCarrico
This book draws on research in presenting a language teaching program based on the use of "prefabricated language." It shows that the "lexical phrase" can serve as an effective basis for learning English.
An Approach to Poetry
H. G. Widdowson
This book argues that a particular perspective on poetry leads to a recognition of its essential role in education, and provides a set of principles for an approach to teaching poetry that integrates the study of language and literature.
This book explores English as an international language, and how and why it has become so dominant.
Lyle F. Bachman
This book covers the nature of measurement, the context that determines the uses of language tests, and the nature of the language abilities to be measured.
Herbert W. Seliger and Elana Shohamy
This book is a clear, comprehensive guide to research methods in second language use and bilingualism.
This book reviews research into second language acquisition and provides readers with a comprehensive review of the "state of the art" in this important area of applied linguistics. It examines the critical reactions to the different theories of second language acquisition.
Research into language with relevance to real-world problems.
Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real world problems. It promotes principled and multidisciplinary approaches to research on language-related concerns in the various fields encompassed by applied linguistics.