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  • Texts, Tasks, and Theoriesby Tobias Robert Klein; Ulrike Auga; Viola Pruschenk

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 65.80

    African literary theory has recently gained immensely from an emerging multitude of perspectives and scholarly approaches. This volume offers a welcome opportunity to assess trends in the twenty-first century’s discourse on African literature: Twelve different articles treat such lively issues as modernity, nation, civil society, postcolonial... more...

  • Vocabulary in a Second Languageby Paul Bogaards; Batia Laufer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 158.00

    The eleven chapters of Vocabulary in a Second Language are written by the world?s leading researchers in the field of vocabulary studies in second language acquisition. Each chapter presents experimental research leading to new conclusions about and insights into the selection, the learning and teaching, or the testing of vocabulary knowledge in... more...

  • Collocations in a Learner Corpusby Nadja Nesselhauf

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    Collocations are both pervasive in language and difficult for language learners, even at an advanced level. In this book, these difficulties are for the first time comprehensively investigated. On the basis of a learner corpus, idiosyncratic collocation use by learners is uncovered, the building material of learner collocations examined, and the factors... more...

  • Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teachingby Sylviane Granger; Joseph Hung; Stephanie Petch-Tyson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 120.00

    This book takes stock of current research into computer learner corpora conducted both by ELT and SLA specialists. It should be of particular interest to researchers looking to assess its relevance to SLA theory and ELT practice. Throughout the volume, emphasis is also placed on practical, methodological aspects of computer learner corpus research,... more...

  • Corpora and Language Learnersby Guy Aston; Silvia Bernardini; Dominic Stewart

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    Corpus-aided language pedagogy is one of the central application areas of corpus methodologies, and a test bed for theories of language and learning. This volume provides an overview of current trends, offering methodological and theoretical position statements along with results from empirical studies. The relationship between corpora and learning... more...

  • Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Examsby Martin East

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students? inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write,... more...

  • Discourse Intonation in L2by Dorothy M. Chun

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 128.00

    Intonation, rhythm, and general “melody” of language are among the first aspects of speech that infants attend to and produce themselves. Yet, these same features are among the last to be mastered by adult L2 learners. Why is this, and how can L2 learners be helped? This book first presents the latest linguistic theories of intonation,... more...

  • Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teachingby Lee B. Abraham; Lawrence Williams

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of language use and literacy in online communication environments. While previous research has provided a foundation for understanding the use of new technologies in instructed second language environments, few studies have investigated new literacies and electronic discourse beyond the... more...

  • The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciencesby Sheila Embleton; John E. Joseph; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Although it is widely thought that structural linguistics began abruptly with the publication of Saussure's 'revolutionary' Course in General Linguistics , the work of E. F. K. Koerner has demonstrated that Saussure, for all his originality, remained true to the basic tenets of his 19th-century predecessors. In this volume, the development of modern... more...

  • The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciencesby Sheila Embleton; John E. Joseph; Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Alongside considerable continuity, 20th-century diachronic linguistics has seen substantial shifts in outlook and procedure from the 19th-century paradigm. Our understanding of what is really new and what is recycled owes a great debt to E. F. K. Koerner's minutely researched interpretations of the work of the field's founders and key transitional... more...