LINGUIST List 13.2380

Thu Sep 19 2002

Books: Applied Linguistics/Language Description

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  1. Joyce Reid, Developing Professional-level Language Proficiency
  2. Joyce Reid, African American English by Lisa J. Green

Message 1: Developing Professional-level Language Proficiency

Date: 18 Sep 2002 15:54:02 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Developing Professional-level Language Proficiency

Cambridge University Press

Developing Professional-level Language Proficiency
Betty Lou Leaver, San Diego State University, CA Education
Boris Shekhtman, Specialized Language Training Center, Maryland and
Howard University, Washington, DC

This book examines approaches to teaching students who aim to make the
leap from "advanced" or "superior" proficiency in a foreign language
to "near-native" ability. While there are an abundance of publications
on classroom techniques and methods for lower levels of instruction,
almost nothing exists about the transition, which is vital for those
who intend to use foreign languages in high-level arenas. Compiled by
leading practitioners in this area of foreign language teaching, the
book fills the gap for those developing programs at the "advanced to
distinguished" level.

Richard Brecht, Betty Lou Leaver, Boris Shekhtman, Claudia Angelelli,
Christian Degueldre, Cornelius Kubler, Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Elena
Ovtcharenko, Natalia Lord, Tim Caudery, Olga Kagan, Zita Dabars,
Madeline Ehrman, Catherine W. Ingold, Heidi Byrnes, Elsaid Badawi,
Sabine Atwell 

Preface Richard Brecht; Part I. Principles and Practices in Teaching
at the Superior Level: 1. The special needs of superior-level students
Betty-Lou Leaver and Boris Shekhtman; Part II. Programs for Superior
Level Learners: 2. Academic-level L2 performance for non-native
graduate students; 3. Bridging the gap between language for
communication and language for work Claudia Angelelli and Christian
Degueldre; 4. Linguistic considerations in developing superior
language proficiency for translating Russian expository prose
5. Learning Chinese in China Cornelius Kubler; 6. Teaching
communication Ekaterina Kuznetsova and Boris Shekhtman with Elena
Ovtcharenko, Natalia Lord; 7. Developing near-native English speakers
in Denmark Tim Caudery; 8. Developing near-native Spanish speakers in
Spain Part III. Populations Unique to Superior and Distinguished
Levels: 9. Developing near-native Spanish speakers in a
Spanish-speaking area of the US 10. Fossilized speakers: An example
from English 11. Heritage speakers as learners at the superior level
Claudia Angelelli and Olga Kagan; 12. Teaching Russian teachers Zita
Dabars and Olga Kagan; 13. The psychology of high-level language
learning Madeline Ehrman.

2002/322 pp./20 figures/20 tables
052181657-2/Hb/List: $70.00*
052101685-1/Pb/List: $25.00*
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Message 2: African American English by Lisa J. Green

Date: 18 Sep 2002 15:37:30 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: African American English by Lisa J. Green

Cambridge University Press

African American English
A Linguistic Introduction
Lisa J. Green, University of Texas, Austin

This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is
the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly
organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound
system, word formation and word use. It examines education, speech
events in the secular and religious world, and the use of AAE in
literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises
to accompany each chapter and is essential reading for students in
linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and


Introduction; 1. Lexicons and meaning; 2. Syntax Part 1. Verbal
markers in AAE; 3. Syntax Part 2. Syntactic and morphosyntactic
properties in AAE; 4. Phonology of AAE; 5. Speech events and rules of
interaction; 6. AAE in literature; 7. AAE in media; 8. Attitudes and

2002/298 pp./4 graphs/5 line diagrams
052181449-9/Hb/List: $65.00
052189138-8/Pb/List: $23.00
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