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LINGUIST List 20.1210

Wed Apr 01 2009

Books: Applied Linguistics: Toolan (Ed)

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        1.    Rachel Markowitz, Language Teaching: Toolan (Ed)

Message 1: Language Teaching: Toolan (Ed)
Date: 30-Mar-2009
From: Rachel Markowitz <Rachel.Markowitztaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Language Teaching: Toolan (Ed)
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Title: Language Teaching
Subtitle: Integrational Linguistic Approaches
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory
Published: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://routledge.com/9780415957533

Editor: Michael Toolan
Hardback: ISBN: 0415957532 9780415957533 Pages: 182 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0415957532 9780415957533 Pages: 182 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Abstract:

This book demonstrates the relevance of an integrational linguistic
perspective to a practical, real-world need, namely the learning of
languages. Integrational linguistics' shunning of both realist and
structuralist theories of language, its commitment to an unwavering
attention to the perspective of the language user, and its adherence to a
semiology in which signs are the situated products of interactants
interpretive behaviour, mean that it radically reconceptualizes language
learning and language teaching. Detractors have implied that IL is so
'philosophical' or 'theoretical' an exercise that it has no useful bearing
on the practical problems of language learning. These papers refute that
misconception by demonstrating how an IL stance can help disentangle the
conflicting considerations and contradictory assumptions that arise in a
host of language teaching situations: first, second- and foreign-language
classrooms in a diversity of settings (including India, Australia, the
United States, and Hong Kong), with different age-groups of students,
whether the focus is on speech or writing, and in more informal settings.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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