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LINGUIST List 18.2366

Wed Aug 08 2007

Books: Language Acquisition/Sociolinguistics: Pritchard Newcombe

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        1.    Kathryn King, Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners: Pritchard Newcombe

Message 1: Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners: Pritchard Newcombe
Date: 08-Aug-2007
From: Kathryn King <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners: Pritchard Newcombe
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Title: Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners
Subtitle: The Case of Wales
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2007
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=9781853599941

Author: Lynda Pritchard Newcombe
Hardback: ISBN: 1853599956 9781853599958 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1853599956 9781853599958 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853599948 9781853599941 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 19.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853599948 9781853599941 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 39.95

Social context, an often-neglected dimension in L2 learning/use, can play a
vital role in sustaining learners' initial motivation. As researchers have
begun to shift their focus from teaching to learners and learner variables,
what happens to learners when they practise their new skills in the
community, has become an important area of concern. Using data on Welsh
learners' experiences outside the classroom, the author argues that, in
order to learn a second or foreign language successfully, learners require
regular interaction in the target language in a setting in which they feel
comfortable. The impact on learners of native speakers' switch to a
language of wider communication, their speed of speech, use of dialect and
identity issues are explored as are the relevance of practical issues such
as time and opportunity and affective factors such as anxiety.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng )

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