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  • Listening in Language Learningby Michael Rost; C N Candlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Examines listening as both a means of achieving understanding and as a teachable skill. The underlying theme of the volume is that an integration of cognitive, social, and educational perspectives is necessary in order to characterise effectively what listening ability is and how it may develop. It introduces listening from a cognitive perspective,... more...

  • Critical Language Awarenessby Norman Fairclough

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The proliferation of language awareness has now led to a need for a reassessment of the nature and functions of language awareness. This accessible collection of essays addresses that need in developing a more rigorous and critical theoretical underpinning for what language awareness is and should do. In particular, it argues that there needs to be... more...

  • Discourse and the Translatorby B Hatim; Ian Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Discourse and the Translator both incorporates and moves beyond previous studies of translation. Its logical and informative approach to the problems of translation ensures that it will be essential for all those who work with languages 'in contact'. Incorporating research in sociolinguistics, discourse studies, pragmatics and semiotics, the authors... more...

  • Transcending Monolingualism: Linguistic Revitalization in Educationby A. Camilleri; L. Huss; K. King

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    This volume describes a wide range of educational situations where linguistic revitalization is currently taking place. more...

  • Sociolinguistics and Social Theoryby Nikolas Coupland; Srikant Sarangi; Christopher N. Candlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The empirical and descriptive strengths of sociolinguistics, developed over more than 40 years of research, have not been matched by an active engagement with theory. Yet, over this time, social theorising has taken important new turns, linked in many ways to linguistic and discursive concerns. Sociolinguistics and Social Theory is the first book... more...

  • Discourse and Social Lifeby Srikant Sarangi; Malcolm Coulthard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This collection brings together for the first time in a single volume many of the major figures in contemporary discourse studies. Each chapter is an original contribution which has been specifically commissioned for this book, and together they document the wide range of concerns and techniques which characterise the discipline at the turn of the... more...

  • The Acquisition of Syntaxby Marc-Ariel Friedemann; Luigi Rizzi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This volume contains a collection of studies that survey recent research in developmental linguistics, illustrating the fruitful interaction between comparative syntax and language acquisition. The contributors each analyse a well defined range of acquisition data, aiming to derive them from primitive differences between child and adult grammar. The... more...

  • Experiential Learning in Foreign Language Educationby Vijo Kohonen; Ritta Jaatinen; Pauli Kaikkonen; Jorma Lehtovaara

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The goal of foreign language teaching is expanding from communicative competence towards an intercultural action competence. Essential in the new orientation is the shift towards a more balanced emphasis between the external factors in the learning environment and the personal capacity, conceptions, beliefs and assumptions inside the learner's mind.... more...

  • Writing: Texts, Processes and Practicesby Christopher N. Candlin; Ken Hyland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices offers an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to writing in a variety of academic and professional settings. The book is composed of a series of original research-based accounts by leading authorities from a range of disciplines. The papers are linked through a unifying perspective which emphasises the... more...

  • Small Talkby Justine Coupland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This study presents a new perspective on small talk and its crucial role in everyday communication. The new approach presented here is supported by analyses of interactional data in specific settings - private and public, face-to-face and telephone talk. They vary from gossip at the family dinner table and intimate 'keeping in touch' phone conversations,... more...