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LINGUIST List 18.1407

Wed May 09 2007

Books: Applied Ling/Socioling/Lang Acquisition: Allford, Pachler

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Philipp Waelle, Language, Autonomy and the New Learning Environments: Allford, Pachler


Message 1: Language, Autonomy and the New Learning Environments: Allford, Pachler
Date: 09-May-2007
From: Philipp Waelle <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Language, Autonomy and the New Learning Environments: Allford, Pachler


Title: Language, Autonomy and the New Learning Environments
Published: 2007
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=10567

Author: Douglas Allford
Author: Norbert Pachler
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039105 Pages: 287 Price: U.S. $ 71.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039105 Pages: 287 Price: U.K. £ 36.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039105 Pages: 287 Price: Europe EURO 55.40
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039105 Pages: 287 Price: Europe EURO 59.30 Comment: for Germany (including VAT)
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039105 Pages: 287 Price: Europe EURO 60.90 Comment: for Austria (including VAT)
Abstract:

The emergence of new learning environments, technological and
institutional, implies a need for language understanding and autonomous
learning. What do they mean? Why are they necessary? How do they
interrelate? This book looks at these questions. The authors consider
mother tongue and second/foreign language education in relation to
'language understanding', which includes formal knowledge and an ability to
use language communicatively, and should cover the 'new' literacies.
Autonomous language learning has been interpreted in various ways, and
setting language understanding as a goal allows some of these (such as
'training' models) to be challenged and others endorsed. Some implications
of the information society for education are considered. Learning
increasingly takes place outside educational establishments, and the
authors examine changes from face-to-face teacher-student interaction to
mixed-mode and distance learning. The new environments create new
possibilities, such as knowledge construction through computer-mediated
interaction and learner autonomy in online networks, and these are
explored. Throughout the book, the centrality of the teacher's role is
affirmed, as educator and guide on autonomous second/foreign language
programmes, and as a moderator of online discussions and a designer of
online materials.

Contents:

Language understanding in mother tongue and second/foreign language
education - Versions of autonomous language learning - Role of teacher in
autonomous and online language learning - Autonomous language learning and
new technologies.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=25380


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