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  • Discontinuity in Second Language Acquisitionby Stefano Rastelli

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 45.00

    With a particular focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process and thus that some items might be learned twice, statistically and grammatically. It argues that the switch from one way of learning to another is statistically-driven and grammatically... more...

  • Identity and Intercultural Exchange in Travel and Tourismby Anthony David Barker

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book looks at the relationship between questions of identity formation and modern practices in travelling and tourism. Unprecedented levels of mobility and international exchange over the last 100 years have raised questions about the stability of national and personal identities and new and creative patterns of behaviour and self-realisation... more...

  • Challenging the Monolingual Mindsetby John Hajek; Yvette Slaughter

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This volume illustrates the distinctive and interconnected use of languages in increasingly diversified communities, examining a range of multilingual contexts, including post-migration settlement, language policy, education, language contact and intercultural communication. With contributions from researchers in Australia, Europe and Asia, the book... more...

  • Tourism and Development (2nd edition)by Richard Sharpley; David J. Telfer

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book explores and challenges the relationship between tourism and development and establishes a conceptual link between the discrete yet interconnected disciplines of tourism studies and development studies. This revised and expanded second edition provides not only a comprehensive theoretical foundation in development studies but also a critical... more...

  • Pronunciation in EFL Instructionby Jolanta Szpyra-Kozlowska

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 25.00

    In view of recent debates on the global spread of English and its international lingua franca role, what pronunciation models are appropriate for millions of EFL learners? Which aspects of English phonetics should be taught to foreign students and which can be neglected with little loss to successful communication? How can English pronunciation be... more...

  • Language Policy in Higher Educationby F. Xavier Vila; Vanessa Bretxa

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running... more...

  • Theorizing and Analyzing Agency in Second Language Learningby Ping Deters; Xuesong (Andy) Gao

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book showcases how language learner agency can be understood and researched from varying perspectives by providing, for the first time, a collection of diverse approaches in one volume. The volume is organised into three main sections:the first sections offers an introduction to varying theoretical approaches to agency; the second section presents... more...

  • A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Educationby John E. Petrovic

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This provocative defense of language diversity works through the strengths and weaknesses of liberal political theory to inform language policy. The book presents the argument that policy must occupy the space between 'linguistics of community' and 'linguistics of contact' in a way that balances individual autonomy and group recognition while not reifying... more...

  • The Multilingual Turn in Languages Educationby Jean Conteh; Gabriela Meier

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ?multilingual turn? in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual... more...

  • Tour Guiding Researchby Betty Weiler; Rosemary Black

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book provides an authoritative, state-of-the-art review of tour guiding scholarship and research and aims to foster best practice and to stimulate further study and research on tour guiding across a range of disciplines. It explores how tour guiding theory and practice has evolved over time and what factors have contributed to this. The volume... more...