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Second Language Acquisition

Catalog

Rod Ellis

Format: Paperback

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.

Language Testing in Practice

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Designing and Developing Useful Language Tests

Lyle F. Bachman and Adrian S. Palmer

Format: Paperback

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."

Pragmatics

Catalog

George Yule

Format: Paperback

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.

Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics

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Studies in Honour of H. G. Widdowson

Guy Cook and Barbara Seidlhofer

Format: Paperback

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.

Practical Stylistics

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An Approach to Poetry

H. G. Widdowson

Format: Paperback

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.

Lexical Phrases and Language Teaching

Catalog

James R. Nattinger and Jeanette S. DeCarrico

Format: Paperback

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.

Linguistic Imperialism

Catalog

Robert Phillipson

Format: Paperback

This book explores English as an international language, and how and why it has become so dominant.

Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing

Catalog

Lyle F. Bachman

Format: Paperback

This book covers the nature of measurement, the context that determines the uses of language tests, and the nature of the language abilities to be measured.

Second Language Research Methods

Catalog

Herbert W. Seliger and Elana Shohamy

Format: Paperback

This book is a clear, comprehensive guide to research methods in second language use and bilingualism.

Applied Linguistics Journal

Catalog

Research into language with relevance to real-world problems.

Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real world problems. It promotes principled and multidisciplinary approaches to research on language-related concerns in the various fields encompassed by applied linguistics.