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Study & Teaching

  • Learning from Difference: Comparative Accounts of Multicultural Educationby Joseph Lo Bianco; Aydin Bal

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book analyses the experiences of multicultural education in nine very different international settings uncovering insights from a vast variety of educational contexts.   Taking a multi-critical approach in reporting and discussing problems faced by increasingly multicultural and multilingual societies the nine case studies reflect radically... more...

  • Rethinking Second Language Learningby Marisa Cordella; Hui Huang

    Channel View Publications 2016; US$ 35.00

    This book evaluates a project where formal classroom learning of a second language was supplemented with informal, natural interactions with older native speakers of the target language, delivering a number of pedagogical and societal benefits. It introduces a model of language learning for students that can be used for any language or locality. more...

  • English for Diplomatic Purposesby Patricia Friedrich

    Channel View Publications 2016; US$ 35.00

    This ground-breaking volume brings together the perspectives of researchers and practitioners to discuss the needs of those using and learning English for Diplomatic Purposes. It includes exercises intended to help students, teachers and practicing diplomats reflect on their language in domains including negotiation, compassion and disagreement. more...

  • First and Second Language Use in Asian EFLby Ross Forman

    Channel View Publications 2016; US$ 35.00

    Many Asian education systems discourage or even ban the use of L1 in L2 classrooms ? although in fact L1 is widely used by teachers. Why is L1 use still devalued in this context? The book explores the impact of L1 use in L2 classrooms through observations and teacher interviews, highlighting implications for professional practice. more...

  • Talking About Global Migrationby Theresa Catalano

    Channel View Publications 2016; US$ 35.00

    This book features stories from interviews with over 70 migrants from 41 countries, examining the language they use when talking about their migration experiences. The book interprets common themes from the stories using metaphor and metonymy analysis to lead to more nuanced understandings of migration that have implications for language teachers. more...

  • Language Planning in Europeby Robert B. Kaplan; Richard B. Baldauf Jr.; Nkonko Kamwangamalu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This volume focuses on language planning in Cyprus, Iceland and Luxembourg, explaining the linguistic diversity, historical and political contexts and current language situation (including language-in-education planning), the role of the media, the role of religion and the roles of non-indigenous languages. The authors are indigenous to the situations... more...

  • Manual of Business Italianby Vincent Edwards; Gianfranca Gessa Shepheard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 68.95

    Manual of Business Italian is the most comprehensive, single-volume reference handbook for students and professionals using Italian. Designed for all users, no matter what level of language skill, this manual comprises five parts: * A 6000-word, two-way Glossary of the most useful business terms * A 100-page Written Communications section giving... more...

  • English for Interacting on Campusby Adrian Wallwork

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    This volume covers the day-to-day activities of a non-native English speaking student carrying out research, attending lectures, socializing, and living in a foreign country.  Whether on a US campus as a foreign student, or in a non-English speaking country where classes are given in English, this book will help students build confidence in interacting... more...

  • Pains and Gains of Ethnic Multilingual Learners in Chinaby Ge Wang

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book introduces an ethnographic case study of two English majors of ethnic minority at YUN, a local university of nationalities in southwest China. Drawing on the theories of post-structuralism and critical multiculturalism, this book mainly studies two female multilingual individuals in Yunnan, China. By scrutinizing university policies, curriculum,... more...

  • The Scientist's Guide to Writingby Stephen B. Heard

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    The ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact. Drawing on his own experience as a scientist, graduate adviser, and editor, Stephen Heard emphasizes that the goal of... more...