Inside Applied Linguistics (54)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.