Inside Applied Linguistics (54)
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.