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Literacy and Language Teaching

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Richard Kern

Format: Paperback

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.

The Phonology of English As an International Language

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New Models, New Norms, New Goals

Jennifer Jenkins

Format: Paperback

This book advocates an approach to pronunciation in which the goal is mutual intelligibility among non-native speakers, rather than imitating native speakers.

Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning

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James P. Lantolf

Format: Paperback

This book represents a major statement of the current research being conducted into the learning of second languages from a sociocultural perspective.

Language Testing

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Tim McNamara

Format: Paperback

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.

Resisting Linguistic Imperialism in English Teaching

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Suresh Canagarajah

Format: Paperback

This book explores how English is used in periphery communities, while subtly resisting the linguistic imperialism from the global ELT enterprise.

Language and Culture

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Claire Kramsch

Format: Paperback

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.

Psycholinguistics

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Thomas Scovel

Format: Paperback

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.

A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning

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Peter Skehan

Format: Paperback

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

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Bernard Spolsky

Format: Paperback

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.

SLA Research and Language Teaching

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Rod Ellis

Format: Paperback

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.