SLA Research and Language Teaching
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.
- Part of: Oxford Applied Linguistics
- ISBN: 978-0-19-437215-2
- Pages: 288
- Binding: Paperback
- Dimensions: 234x156 mm
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Part of... Oxford Applied Linguistics
The core foundations of applied linguistics have long been located in exploring language as it is used in the world and in finding solutions to language-based problems. Modern applied linguistics is interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, being informed by research spanning psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, education, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and other areas of the cognitive, learning, and information sciences.
The goal of the OUP Applied Linguistics Series is to influence the quality of language education through publishing and disseminating relevant scholarship and research.
The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.The scope of the series includes:
- second language acquisition
- bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
- language pedagogy and teacher education
- testing and assessment
- language planning and policy
- language internationalization
- technology-mediated communication
- discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis
1 Second language acquisition research and language pedagogy
Part TwoMaking research accessible
2 Grammar teaching and grammar learning
3 Options in grammar teaching
Part ThreeThe application of theory
4 A theory of instructed second language acquisition
5 The structural syllabus and second language acquisition
6 Acquisition-compatible grammar tasks
Part FourSecond language acquisition research in the classroom
7 Learning to communicate in the classroom
Part FiveThe teacher as researcher
8 Focused communication tasks
9 Micro-evaluation: does a task work?
10 Mediation problems