Oxford Applied Linguistics

Defining Issues in English Language Teaching

Henry Widdowson

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Paperback

This book looks at different attitudes to English and developments in its description, and it critically examines current proposals for the specification of course content and classroom methodology.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437445-3
  • Price: $ 47.82
  • Pages: 208
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 233x154 inches

This book looks at different attitudes to English and developments in its description, and it critically examines current proposals for the specification of course content and classroom methodology.

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This book looks at different attitudes to English and developments in its description, and it critically examines current proposals for the specification of course content and classroom methodology.

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Preface
Acknowledgements


1 The theory of practice

2 Parameters in language pedagogy

3 Proper words in proper places

4 The ownership of English

5 English as an international language

6 English for specific purposes

7 The scope of linguistic description

8 The appropriate language for learning

9 Pedagogic design

10 Metalanguage and interlanguage

11 Bilingualization and localized learning

12 Taking account of the subject

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index of names
Index

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  • 'Not as intimidating as some larger academic works, and is well worth reading simply out of interest and for the sheer pleasure of reading well-written and reasoned argument.'
    'I found the entire book both interesting and informative.'
    Kaithe Green, TEFL.net. Feb 2005

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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.

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