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LINGUIST List 19.109

Thu Jan 10 2008

Books: Socioling: Prodromou - Applied Ling: Tomlinson (Ed)

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


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.    Simone Gilson, English as a Lingua Franca: Prodromou
        2.    Simone Gilson, English Language Learning Materials: Tomlinson (Ed)


Message 1: English as a Lingua Franca: Prodromou
Date: 08-Jan-2008
From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: English as a Lingua Franca: Prodromou
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Title: English as a Lingua Franca
Subtitle: A Corpus-based Analysis
Published: 2008
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Luke Prodromou
Hardback: ISBN: 0826497756 9780826497758 Pages: 312 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

Using a corpus of data drawn from naturally-occurring second language
conversations, this book explores the role of idiomaticity in English as a
native language, and its comparative role in English as a lingua franca.
Through examining how idiomaticity enables first language learners to
achieve a greater degree of fluency, the book explores why idiomatic
language poses such a challenge for users of English as a lingua franca.
The book puts forward a new definition of competence and fluency within the
context of English as a lingua franca, concluding with an analysis of
practical implications for the lingua franca classroom.

This in-depth study of English language learning using corpus data will be
of interest to researchers in applied linguistics and corpus linguistics
and to teachers of English as an international lingua franca.

'Luke Prodromou's book is deeply felt and beautifully written account of
what it can mean to speak a language. It is a fascinating read: probing,
incisively argued and consistently raising questions and data that compel
fundamental re-thinking. After reading the book terms common in the field
of English language and applied linguistics such as 'native', 'idiom',
'first' and 'second' language, 'international English', 'lingua franca' and
'fluency' are seen in an entirely new light. A major contribution.'
-Professor Ronald Carter, University of Nottingham, UK

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=33280


Message 2: English Language Learning Materials: Tomlinson (Ed)
Date: 08-Jan-2008
From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: English Language Learning Materials: Tomlinson (Ed)
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Title: English Language Learning Materials
Subtitle: A Critical Review
Published: 2008
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Editor: Brian Tomlinson
Hardback: ISBN: 0826493505 9780826493507 Pages: 344 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

This research collection presents a critical review of the materials used
for learning English around the world. The first section includes a
discussion of materials for specific learners and purposes, such as young
learners, self-study, academic writing and general proficiency. The second
section presents a detailed study of the materials used in Europe, Asia,
North America, South America, Africa and Australia, and critically
evaluates their effectiveness in the teaching of English to speakers of
other languages. Taking both the teacher's and the learner's needs into
consideration, the book makes a positive contribution to the future of
research in materials development, and has practical applications.

This comprehensive, critical analysis of materials in use around the world
will be useful for academics researching materials development and applied
linguistics and for students on post-graduate applied linguistics and ELT
courses.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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