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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.