Disruptive Technologies and the Language Classroom

Disruptive Technologies and the Language Classroom

Author: Regine Hampel

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030313685

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Although new technologies are embedded in students’ lives today, there is often an assumption that their use is transparent, inconsequential, or a distraction. This book combines complex systems theory with sociocultural theory and the multimodal theory of communication, providing an innovative theoretical framework to examine how communication and meaning-making in the language classroom have developed over time, how technology impacts on meaning-making, and what the implications are for learners, teachers, institutions and policy makers. Recent studies provide evidence for the disruptive effect of technology which has resulted in a phase shift that is reshaping language education by creating new interaction patterns, allowing for multimodal communication, and introducing real-world communication into the classroom. The book proposes ways of responding to this shift before concluding that the new technologies are radically transforming the way we learn. It is likely to appeal to a range of readers, including students, academics, teachers and policy-makers.

Collocations in a Learner Corpus

Collocations in a Learner Corpus

Author: Nadja Nesselhauf

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027294739

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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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 that contribute to the difficulty of certain groups of collocations identified. An extensive discussion of the implications of the results for the foreign language classroom is also presented, and the contentious issue of the relation of corpus linguistic research and language teaching is thus extended to learner corpus analysis.

Research Anthology on Applied Linguistics and Language Practices

Research Anthology on Applied Linguistics and Language Practices

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668456835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1681

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Whether through speech, writing, or other methods, language and communication has been an essential tool for human cooperation and development. Across the world, language varies drastically based on culture and disposition. Even in areas in which the language is standardized, it is common to have many varieties of dialects. It is essential to understand applied linguistics and language practices to create equitable spaces for all dialects and languages. The Research Anthology on Applied Linguistics and Language Practices discusses in-depth the current global research on linguistics from the development of language to the practices in language acquisition. It further discusses the social factors behind language and dialect as well as cultural identity found behind unique traits in language and dialect. Covering topics such as linguistic equity, phonology, and sociolinguistics, this major reference work is an indispensable resource for linguists, pre-service teachers, libraries, students and educators of higher education, educational administration, ESL organizations, government officials, researchers, and academicians.

Applied Linguistics : Stylistics And Language Teaching

Applied Linguistics : Stylistics And Language Teaching

Author: R.S. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171562663

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 168

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Applied Linguistics Explores In Depth Some Of The Most Vital Areas In Stylistics And Language Teaching: Anthropomorphism In The Language Of Poetry Style As A Weapon Or Defence Mechanism In Style As Artifice; A New Approach To Technical Style In Technical Style: Implication Of Operationalism; Discourse Structure And Teaching Of English Conversation In Dialogue And Dialogue Teaching; A Scientific Procedure For The Teaching Of Poetry At The University Level In Analysing A Poem: A Linguistic Pedagogical Approach And Teaching Poetry: A Linguistic Method.Nearly All The Articles Are Analytical And Thought-Provoking; The Author Has Avoided Repeating Familiar Views And Ideas And Has Sought To Break New Ground.

When Dead Tongues Speak

When Dead Tongues Speak

Author: John Gruber-Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195346572

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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When Dead Tongues Speak introduces classicists to the research that linguists, psychologists, and language teachers have conducted over the past thirty years and passes along their most important insights. The essays cover a broad range of topics, including cognitive styles, peer teaching and collaboration, learning disabilities, feminist pedagogy, speaking, and writing. Each contributor addresses a different problem in the learning process based on his or her own teaching experience, and each chapter combines a theoretical overview with practical examples of classroom activities. The book was developed for classroom use in Greek and Latin methodology classes in M.A. and M.A.T. programs. It will also appeal to Latin and Greek language instructors who want to get current with the latest scholarship and pedagogical models.

First Person Singular

First Person Singular

Author: Boyd H. Davis

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027245021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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This volume consists of autobiographical by the following scholars, together with pictures and autographs: Raven I. McDavid, Jr., Henry M. Hoenigswald, John B. Carroll, William G. Moulton, Archibald A. Hill, Yakov Malkiel, Charles F. Hockett, Harold B. Allen, William Bright, Einar Haugen, George S. Lane, Frederic G. Cassidy, James B. McMillan, Winfred P. Lehmann, Fred W. Householder, and Dell Hymes. A master list of references, and an index of persons conclude the volume.

Assessing Young Learners of English: Global and Local Perspectives

Assessing Young Learners of English: Global and Local Perspectives

Author: Marianne Nikolov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319224220

Category: Education

Page: 338

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This volume documents international, national, and small-scale testing and assessment projects of English language education for young learners, across a range of educational contexts. It covers three main areas: age-appropriate ‘can do statements’ and task types for teaching and testing learners between the ages of 6 to 13; innovative approaches to self-assessment, diagnostic testing, self- perception, and computer-based testing; and findings on how young learners perform on vocabulary, listening, speaking, pronunciation, and reading comprehension tests in European and Asian contexts. Early language learning has become a major trend in English language education around the globe. As a result of the spread of teaching English to a growing number of young children, assessment of and for learning have emerged as key issues. In line with this development, there is a clear and emerging need to make early language programs accountable and to assess both the progress children make over time and to quantify their achievement at various stages of development. This volume informs stakeholders about the realistic goals of early language learning, their efficiency, and how much progress children make over time.

Sociolinguistic Perspectives : Papers on Language in Society, 1959-1994

Sociolinguistic Perspectives : Papers on Language in Society, 1959-1994

Author: Charles A. Ferguson Professor of Linguistics Stanford University (Emeritus)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198025313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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The work of the linguist Charles A. Ferguson spans more than three decades, and is remarkable for having been consistently at the forefront of scholarship on the relationship between language and society. This volume collects his most influential and seminal papers, each having expanded the parameters of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. Taken together, they cover a wide range of topics and issues, and, more importantly, reflect the intellectual progress of a founder of the sociolinguistic field. The volume is divided thematically into four sections, and an introduction by Thom Huebner outlines the evolution of Ferguson's ideas and the impact they have had on other scholars. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in the field of sociolinguistics.

Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances

Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances

Author: Zou, Bin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466628229

Category: Education

Page: 356

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Educational technologies continue to advance the ways in which we teach and learn. As these technologies continue to improve our communication with one another, computer-assisted foreign language learning has provided a more efficient way of communication between different languages. Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances highlights new research and an original framework that brings together foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and widely used e-learning resources. This comprehensive collection of research will offer linguistic scholars, language teachers, students, and policymakers a better understanding of the importance and influence of e-learning in second language acquisition.

Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Author: Dwight Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136825798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This volume presents six alternative approaches to studying second language acquisition – 'alternative' in the sense that they contrast with and/or complement the cognitivism pervading the field. All six approaches – sociocultural, complexity theory, conversation-analytic, identity, language socialization, and sociocognitive – are described according to the same set of six headings, allowing for direct comparison across approaches. Each chapter is authored by leading advocates for the approach described: James Lantolf for the sociocultural approach; Diane Larsen-Freeman for the complexity theory approach; Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner for the conversation-analytic approach; Bonny Norton and Carolyn McKinney for the identity approach; Patricia Duff and Steven Talmy for the language socialization approach and Dwight Atkinson for the sociocognitive approach. Introductory and commentary chapters round out this volume. The editor’s introduction describes the significance of alternative approaches to SLA studies given its strongly cognitivist orientation. Lourdes Ortega’s commentary considers the six approaches from an 'enlightened traditional' perspective on SLA studies – a viewpoint which is cognitivist in orientation but broad enough to give serious and balanced consideration to alternative approaches. This volume is essential reading in the field of second language acquisition.