LINGUIST List 15.128

Fri Jan 16 2004

Books: Applied Ling/Lang Acquisition: Kalaja et al

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  1. Jasper.deVaal, Beliefs About SLA: Kalaja, Barcelos (Eds.)

Message 1: Beliefs About SLA: Kalaja, Barcelos (Eds.)

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:11:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Jasper.deVaal <>
Subject: Beliefs About SLA: Kalaja, Barcelos (Eds.)

Title: Beliefs About SLA
Subtitle: New Research Approaches
Series Title: Educational Linguistics 2
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: 	Kluwer Academic Publishers		 
Book URL:

Editor: Paula Kalaja, Dept. of Languages/English, University of
Jyv�skyl�, Finland
Editor: Ana-Maria Ferreira Barcelos, Dept. of de Letras e Artes,
Universidade Federal de Vi�osa, Brazil

Hardback: ISBN: 1402017855, Pages: 275, Price: EUR 119.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402017855, Pages: 275, Price: USD 131.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402017855, Pages: 275, Price: GBP 82.00

Beliefs About SLA: New Research Approaches makes an interesting
contribution to the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA),
especially to the rekindled discussion of the characteristics of a
good language learner. With contributions from leading researchers,
this book will prove invaluable to applied linguists, graduate
students and second/foreign language teachers seeking to raise their
awareness of the complexity of beliefs and their role in second
language education.

This edited collection of articles illustrates more recent work on
beliefs about SLA, drawing on the thinking of (educational)
philosophers and (discursive) psychologists, including Dewey, Bakhtin,
Vygotsky, and Potter. The data for these reports have been collected
by a variety of means, e.g., narratives, diary/journal entries,
interviews, completion tasks, classroom observations, and subjected to
a number of novel ways of analysis. The book puts past and present
research into perspective by comparing and contrasting different
approaches. Both beliefs from second/foreign language learners and
teachers are subject of research. The contributions provide detailed
accounts of starting points, definitions, methods of data collection
and analysis, main findings and implications for further research.

Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics 
		Language Acquisition 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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