Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching

Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching
Author: Naoko Taguchi,Julie M. Sykes
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN: 9027271933
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching Book Excerpt:

Technology-informed approaches to L2 research and teaching have prompted great interest by both researchers and practitioners alike. This book highlights the relationship between digitally-meditated technologies and second language pragmatics by presenting exemplary applications of technology for both research and pedagogy. Part I presents technology-informed research practices that range from measuring response times when processing conversational implicature to studies examining systematic pragmatic learning via online activities and multiuser virtual environments, as well as analyzing features of pragmatic language use in social networking and longitudinal learner corpora. Part II surveys a variety of technology-assisted tools for teaching pragmatics, including: place-based mobile games, blogging, web-based testing, and automated text analysis software. The volume will be of interest for those interested in technological tools to expand the scope of traditional methods of data collection, analysis, and teaching and critically examining how technology can best be leveraged as a solution to existing barriers to pragmatics research and instruction.

The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning

The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning
Author: Carol A. Chapelle,Shannon Sauro
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1119108470
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning presents a comprehensive exploration of the impact of technology on the field of second language learning. The rapidly evolving language-technology interface has propelled dramatic changes in, and increased opportunities for, second language teaching and learning. Its influence has been felt no less keenly in the approaches and methods of assessing learners' language and researching language teaching and learning. Contributions from a team of international scholars make up the Handbook consisting of four parts: language teaching and learning through technology; the technology-pedagogy interface; technology for L2 assessment; and research and development of technology for language learning. It considers how technology assists in all areas of language development, the emergence of pedagogy at the intersection of language and technology, technology in language assessment, and major research issues in research and development of technologies for language learning. It covers all aspects of language including grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pragmatics, and intercultural learning, as well as new pedagogical and assessment approaches, and new ways of conceiving and conducting research and development. The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning demonstrates the extensive, multifaceted implications of technology for language teachers, learners, materials-developers, and researchers.

New Directions in Second Language Pragmatics

New Directions in Second Language Pragmatics
Author: J. César Félix-Brasdefer,Rachel Shively
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-02-22
ISBN: 3110721872
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in Second Language Pragmatics Book Excerpt:

New Directions in Second Language Pragmatics brings together varying perspectives in second language (L2) pragmatics to show both historical developments in the field, while also looking towards the future, including theoretical, empirical, and implementation perspectives. This volume is divided in four sections: teaching and learning speech acts, assessing pragmatic competence, analyzing discourses in digital contexts, and current issues in L2 pragmatics. The chapters focus on various aspects related to the learning, teaching, and assessing of L2 pragmatics and cover a range of learning environments. The authors address current topics in L2 pragmatics such as: speech acts from a discursive perspective; pragmatics instruction in the foreign language classroom and during study abroad; assessment of pragmatic competence; research methods used to collect pragmatics data; pragmatics in computer-mediated contexts; the role of implicit and explicit knowledge; discourse markers as a resource for interaction; and the framework of translingual practice. Taken together, the chapters in this volume foreground innovations and new directions in the field of L2 pragmatics while, at the same time, ground their work in the existing literature. Consequently, this volume both highlights where the field of L2 pragmatics has been and offers cutting-edge insights into where it is going in the future.

Technology Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains

Technology Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains
Author: Elena Martín-Monje,Izaskun Elorza,Blanca García Riaza
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 131731090X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains Book Excerpt:

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains provides an exploration of the latest developments in technology-enhanced learning and the processing of languages for specific purposes. It combines theoretical and applied research from an interdisciplinary angle, covering general issues related to learning languages with computers, assessment, mobile-assisted language learning, the new language massive open online courses, corpus-based research and computer-assisted aspects of translation. The chapters in this collection include contributions from a number of international experts in the field with a wide range of experience in the use of technologies to enhance the language learning process. The essays have been brought together precisely in recognition of the demand for this kind of specialised tuition, offering state-of-the-art technological and methodological innovation and practical applications. The topics covered revolve around the practical consequences of the current possibilites of mobility for both learners and teachers, as well as the applicability of updated technological advances to language learning and teaching, particularly in specialized domains. This is achieved through the description and discussion of practical examples of those applications in a variety of educational contexts. At the beginning of each thematic section, readers will find an introductory chapter which contextualises the topic and links the different examples discussed. Drawing together rich primary research and empirical studies related to specialized tuition and the processing of languages, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for Specialized Domains will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, computer assisted language learning, languages and linguistics, and language teaching.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology
Author: Nicole Ziegler,Marta González-Lloret
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN: 1351117564
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology Book Excerpt:

Technology- mediated language learning has matured over the past few decades, with various tools and contexts now widely used in language education for all ages and levels. Many of today’s language learners have experienced technology as an ever- present feature both within and beyond the classroom, highlighting how the role of technology has expanded into many daily activities, and underscoring how research in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) can inform and support the use of established and emerging technologies. The role of technology in language learning has continued to grow, with the recent COVID- 19 global pandemic further demonstrating the potential contributions of technology for supporting and facilitating second language development. Answering this increasing interest, this Handbook provides students, teachers, and scholars with a comprehensive collection of chapters on foundational topics and key issues related to technology, SLA, and where relevant, pedagogical applications.

Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users

Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users
Author: Mark R. Freiermuth,Nourollah Zarrinabadi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN: 3030342123
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users Book Excerpt:

This edited volume brings together large-scale research as well as case studies from a range of geographical contexts and represents a variety of educational settings involving second language learners and users. Its aim is to explore the interrelated issues of psychology and technology use in second language learning settings as well as in more autonomous environments. As language learning professionals continue to devote more time and attention to making various technological tools an integral part of the classroom, it is just as important to understand the influences that these tools have on the psychological state of the learners who use them. In consideration of this objective, the volume examines factors such as learner attitudes and motivation, emotion and behaviour, and the cognitive processes that are at play in the minds of the language users. This volume will be of interest not only to language teachers but also to researchers working in second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics, and educational psychology.

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Author: Shawn Loewen,Masatoshi Sato
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 1317386752
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes: (1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of cutting edge issues; (2) share the authors’ understanding of, and approaches to, the issues; and (3) provide direct links between research and practice. In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers, and teacher-educators who are interested in second language learning and teaching. .

Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration Theory Applications and Outcomes

Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration  Theory  Applications  and Outcomes
Author: Li, Shuai,Swanson, Peter
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 1466661755
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration Theory Applications and Outcomes Book Excerpt:

"This book provides empirical studies on theoretical issues and outcomes in regards to the integration of innovative technology into language teaching and learning, discussing empirical findings and innovative research using software and applications that engage learners and promote successful learning"--Provided by publisher.

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology
Author: Aek Phakiti,Peter De Costa,Luke Plonsky,Sue Starfield
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN: 1137599006
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Linguistics Research Methodology Book Excerpt:

This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of basic and more advanced research methodologies in applied linguistics and offers a state-of-the-art review of methods particular to various domains within the field. Arranged thematically in 4 parts, across 41 chapters, it covers a range of research approaches, presents current perspectives, and addresses key issues in different research methods, such as designing and implementing research instruments and techniques, and analysing different types of applied linguistics data. Innovations, challenges and trends in applied linguistics research are examined throughout the Handbook. As such it offers an up-to-date and highly accessible entry point into both established and emerging approaches that will offer fresh possibilities and perspectives as well as thorough consideration of best practices. This wide-ranging volume will prove an invaluable resource to applied linguists at all levels, including scholars in related fields such as language learning and teaching, multilingualism, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, discourse analysis and pragmatics, language assessment, language policy and planning, multimodal communication, and translation.

Technology Supported Learning In and Out of the Japanese Language Classroom

Technology Supported Learning In and Out of the Japanese Language Classroom
Author: Erica Zimmerman,Abigail McMeekin
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-05-10
ISBN: 1788923529
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Supported Learning In and Out of the Japanese Language Classroom Book Excerpt:

This book addresses several pressing concerns of teachers and researchers who are looking for ways to integrate technology use in and out of their classrooms and assess its usefulness in the learning process. It provides an up-to-date examination of technology-supported pedagogy and language acquisition in a variety of Japanese as a foreign or second language contexts. It equips readers with practical pedagogical information, including methods of implementation and learning assessment, and ideas for how technology can be applied to achieve a wide range of learning objectives. The topics examined include cultural learning, identity construction, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, collaborative online learning, digital and 3D virtual reality games, online text analysis, and participation in online communities. In addition, different e-learning configurations such as flipped, online, and distance learning classrooms are explored. Studies examine various current technologies (e.g. blogs, synchronous/asynchronous telecollaboration, corpus analysis software, modern pronunciation tools) and will have both direct and indirect consequences for teaching and learning a second/foreign language with technology across all languages.

Tasks Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom

Tasks  Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom
Author: Sofía Martín-Laguna
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1788923669
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tasks Pragmatics and Multilingualism in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

This book reports on a longitudinal study of the acquisition of pragmatic markers in written discourse in a third language (English) by secondary students living in the bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) Valencian Community in Spain. It examines pragmatic transfer, specifically positive transfer, in multilingual students from a holistic perspective, taking into account their linguistic repertoire and using ecologically valid classroom writing tasks in a longitudinal study. It tackles the issue of task-based language teaching from a multilingual perspective by presenting a study which takes place in natural classroom contexts where real classroom tasks are used to explore the interaction between languages in multilinguals. The book combines a focus on multilingual language development and pragmatics and discusses the resources multilingual learners take to the classroom.

Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA

Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA
Author: Salvatore Attardo,Lucy Pickering
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN: 1119554276
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA Book Excerpt:

A concise introduction to the field of theoretical pragmatics and its applications in second language acquisition and English-language instruction Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA offers an in-depth description of key areas of linguistic pragmatics and a review of how those topics can be applied to pedagogy in the fields of second language acquisition (SLA) and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). This book is an excellent resource for students and professionals who have an interest in teaching pragmatics (speech acts, the cooperative principle, deixis, politeness theory, and more) in second language contexts. This book introduces technical terminology and concepts—including the fundamentals of semantics and semiotics—in simple language, and it provides illuminating examples, making it an excellent choice for readers with an elementary linguistics background who wish to further their knowledge of pragmatics. It also covers more advanced pragmatics topics, including stance, indexicality, and pragmatic appropriateness. Key features include: A comprehensive introduction to pragmatics, covering meaning, speech acts, the cooperation principle, politeness, metapragmatics, and more A unique orientation toward practical application in second language acquisition studies and English-language instruction Two-part chapters clearly separating theoretical introductions from concrete, real-world applications of the theory Thorough coverage that is accessible to both students and professionals currently teaching English to speakers of other languages, including sample lesson plans Practical chapters on the interface between pragmatics and teaching, and on research design Pragmatics and its Applications to TESOL and SLA is a comprehensive and coherent introduction, perfect for students, researchers, and scholars of pragmatics, second language acquisition, language teaching, and intercultural communication. It is also an excellent resource for professionals in the field of English-language education.

L2 Spanish Pragmatics

L2 Spanish Pragmatics
Author: Domnita Dumitrescu,Patricia Lorena Andueza
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN: 1351995596
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

L2 Spanish Pragmatics Book Excerpt:

L2 Spanish Pragmatics is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into pragmatics and Spanish language teaching. It presents the research on the teaching of pragmatics and Spanish language as a multifaceted discipline. Written by an international cohort of scholars, the breadth of topics includes innovative topics in the teaching of Spanish, such as genre analysis, discourse markers, politeness and impoliteness, nonverbal communication, irony, and humor, as well as web-based pragmatics resources. Key features: An overview of new trends in Spanish pragmatics research and the growing need for instruction in intercultural communication; Insights derived from important theoretical and empirical works that may contribute to integrate pragmatics in the teaching of the language; Explanations with great clarity, plenty of examples and references, as well as connections to language teaching and learning; Tasks and activities that can help teachers move from a traditional curricular approach to a more innovative and engaging one; Descriptions of numerous activities or guidelines for the classroom, supplemented with additional materials; A bilingual glossary of terms in pragmatics that will help teachers in their implementation of activities to teach L2 Spanish pragmatics. L2 Spanish Pragmatics constitutes a reference book on current research on learning and teaching Spanish pragmatics. It will be of interest to university lecturers, researchers, and graduate students. It will also be an excellent resource for language educators and K-16 teachers willing to expand their knowledge and apply the teaching of pragmatics as an integral component in the teaching of the Spanish language.

Social Robotics

Social Robotics
Author: Abderrahmane Kheddar,Eiichi Yoshida,Shuzhi Sam Ge,Kenji Suzuki,John-John Cabibihan,Friederike Eyssel,Hongsheng He
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN: 3319700227
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Robotics Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2016, held in Tsukuba, Japan, in November 2017.The 74 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 110 submissions. The theme of the 2017 conference is: Embodied Interactive Robots. In addition to the technical sessions, ICSR 2017 included four workshops: 1) Social Robot Intelligence for Social Human-Robot Interaction of Service Robots; 2) Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments; 3) Modes of Interaction for Social Robots (MISR 2017): Postures, Gestures and Microinteractions; and 4) Religion in Robotics.

Teaching and Learning Pragmatics

Teaching and Learning Pragmatics
Author: Noriko Ishihara,Andrew D. Cohen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1000397173
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Learning Pragmatics Book Excerpt:

An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning–yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner. This book is a language teachers’ guide that focuses on how to teach socially and culturally preferred language for effective intercultural communication. Moving beyond a purely theoretical approach to pragmatics, the volume offers practical advice to teachers, with hands-on classroom tasks included in every chapter. Readers will be able to: · Understand the link between language use, linguacultural diversity, and multilingual identity · Identify possible causes of learner errors and choices in intercultural communication · Understand applied linguistics theories that support culturally sensitive classroom practices · Develop a pragmatics-focused instructional component, classroom-based assessments, and curricula · Help learners to become more strategic about their learning and performance of speech acts · Incorporate technology into their approach to teaching pragmatics This book aims to close the gap between what research in pragmatics has found and how language is generally taught today. It will be of interest to all language teachers, graduate students in language teaching and linguistics, teacher educators, and developers of materials for teaching language.

Task Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics

Task Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics
Author: Naoko Taguchi,YouJin Kim
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN: 9027263957
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Task Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics Book Excerpt:

This volume is the first book-length attempt to bring together the fields of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and second language pragmatics by exploring how the teaching and assessment of pragmatics can be integrated into TBLT. The TBLT-pragmatics connection is illustrated in a variety of constructs (e.g., speech acts, honorifics, genres, interactional features), methods (e.g., quantitative, quasi-experimental, conversation analysis), and topics (e.g., instructed SLA, heritage language learning, technology-enhanced teaching, assessment, and discursive pragmatics). Chapters in this volume collectively demonstrate how the two fields can together advance the current practice of teaching language for socially-situated, real-world communicative needs.

Teaching and Learning Second Language Pragmatics for Intercultural Understanding

Teaching and Learning Second Language Pragmatics for Intercultural Understanding
Author: Troy McConachy,Anthony J. Liddicoat
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1000482995
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Learning Second Language Pragmatics for Intercultural Understanding Book Excerpt:

This collection argues for the need to promote intercultural understanding as a clear goal for teaching and learning pragmatics in second and foreign language education. The volume sees the learning of pragmatics as a challenging yet enriching process whereby the individual expands their capacity for understanding how meaning making processes influence social relationships and how assumptions about social relationships shape the interpretation and use of language in context. This locates pragmatics within a humanistically oriented conception of learning where success is defined relative to the enrichment of human understanding and appreciation of difference. The book argues that intercultural understanding is not an “add on” to language learning but central to the learner’s ability to understand and construct meaning with individuals from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Chapters analyse teachers’ and learners’ ways of making sense of pragmatics, how their assumptions about social relationships impact their perceptions of language use, and how reflection on pragmatic judgments opens up possibilities for developing intercultural understanding. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in intercultural communication, language education, and applied linguistics.

Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics

Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics
Author: Hassan Mohebbi,Christine Coombe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 889
Release: 2022-02-14
ISBN: 3030791432
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics Book Excerpt:

This volume encompasses the range of research questions on language-related problems that arise in language teaching, learning and assessment. The [150] chapters are written by experts in the field who each offer their insights into current and future directions of research, and who suggest several highly relevant research questions. Topics include, but are not limited to: language skills teaching, language skills assessment and testing, measurement, feedback, discourse analysis, pragmatics, semantics, language learning through technology, CALL, MALL, ESP, EAP, ERPP, TBLT, materials development, genre analysis, needs analysis, corpus, content-based language teaching, language teaching and learning strategies, individual differences, research methods, classroom research, form-focused instruction, age effects, literacy, proficiency, and teacher education and teacher development. The book serves as a reference and offers inspiration to researchers and students in language education. An important skill in reviewing the research literature is following a study’s “plan of attack.” Broadly, this means that before accepting and acting upon the findings, one considers a) the research question (Is it clear and focused? Measurable?), b) the subjects examined, the methods deployed, and the measures chosen (Do they fit the study’s goal and have the potential to yield useful results?), and c) the analysis of the data (Do the data lead to the discussion presented? Has the author reasonably interpreted results to reach the conclusion?). Mohebbi and Coombe’s book, Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics: A Reference Guide, helps budding researchers take the first step and develop a solid research question. As the field of language education evolves, we need continual research to improve our instructional and assessment practices and our understanding of the learners’ language learning processes. This book with its remarkable 150 topics and 10 times the number of potential research questions provides a wealth of ideas that will help early career researchers conduct studies that move our field forward and grow our knowledge base. Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., Director, Academic Language Research & Training, Past President, TESOL International Association (2021-22) As a teacher in graduate programs in TESOL I frequently come across the frustration of students at centering their research interests on a particular topic and developing research questions which are worth pursuing so as to make a contribution to the field. This frustration stems from the fact that our field is so vast and interrelated, that it is often impossible to properly address all that interests them. Hence, I wholeheartedly welcome this most relevant and innovative addition to the research literature in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Coombe and Mohebbi have created a real tour de force that stands to inform budding researchers in the field for many years to come. Additionally, the cutting-edge depiction of the field and all it has to offer will no doubt update the research agendas of many seasoned researchers around the world. The 150 chapters are organized in a most powerful, yet, deceptively simple way offering a positioning within the topic, suggesting questions that might direct inquiry and offering a basic set of bibliographic tools to start the reader in the path towards research. What is more, the nine sections in which the chapters are organized leave no area of the field unexplored. Dr. Gabriel Díaz Maggioli, Academic Advisor, Institute of Education, Universidad ORT del Uruguay, President, IATEFL

Pragmatics Pedagogy in English as an International Language

Pragmatics Pedagogy in English as an International Language
Author: Zia Tajeddin,Minoo Alemi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2020-12-11
ISBN: 1000298558
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmatics Pedagogy in English as an International Language Book Excerpt:

Pragmatics Pedagogy in English as an International Language aims to bring to light L2 pragmatics instruction and assessment in relation to English as an International Language (EIL). The chapters in this book deal with a range of pedagogically related topics, including the historical interface between L2 pragmatics and EIL, reconceptualization of pragmatic competence in EIL, intercultural dimension of pragmatics pedagogy in EIL, teacher pragmatic awareness of instruction in the context of EIL, pragmatics of politeness in EIL, pragmatic teaching materials for EIL pedagogy, teachers’ and scholars’ perceptions of pragmatics pedagogy in EIL, assessment and assessment criteria in EIL-aware pragmatics, and methods for research into pragmatics in EIL. This book is different from other books about both EIL pedagogy and pragmatics pedagogy. Exploring the interface between different dimensions of pragmatics pedagogy and EIL, it suggests instructional and assessment tasks for EIL-aware pedagogy and directions for research on EIL-based pragmatics pedagogy. Pragmatics Pedagogy in English as an International Language will be useful for a range of readers who have an interest in the pragmatics instruction and assessment of EIL as well as those whose main area of specialization is EIL but would like to know how EIL, with its rich conceptual and empirical background, can go beyond linguistic instruction to embrace the instruction of pragmatic competence.

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching
Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Elisa Gironzetti,Manel Lacorte
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN: 1317294181
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching: metodologías, contextos y recursos para la enseñanza del español L2, provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the main methodologies, contexts and resources in Spanish Language Teaching (SLT), a field that has experienced significant growth world-wide in recent decades and has consolidated as an autonomous discipline within Applied Linguistics. Written entirely in Spanish, the volume is the first handbook on Spanish Language Teaching to connect theories on language teaching with methodological and practical aspects from an international perspective. It brings together the most recent research and offers a broad, multifaceted view of the discipline. Features include: Forty-four chapters offering an interdisciplinary overview of SLT written by over sixty renowned experts from around the world; Five broad sections that combine theoretical and practical components: Methodology; Language Skills; Formal and Grammatical Aspects; Sociocultural Aspects; and Tools and Resources; In-depth reflections on the practical aspects of Hispanic Linguistics and Spanish Language Teaching to further engage with new theoretical ideas and to understand how to tackle classroom-related matters; A consistent inner structure for each chapter with theoretical aspects, methodological guidelines, practical considerations, and valuable references for further reading; An array of teaching techniques, reflection questions, language samples, design of activities, and methodological guidelines throughout the volume. The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching contributes to enriching the field by being an essential reference work and study material for specialists, researchers, language practitioners, and current and future educators. The book will be equally useful for people interested in curriculum design and graduate students willing to acquire a complete and up-to-date view of the field with immediate applicability to the teaching of the language.