Date: 04-Oct-2010 From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com> Subject: Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency: Wood E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency
Subtitle: Background, Evidence and Classroom Applications
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
The only comprehensive survey of research on formulaic language and L2 speech and the teaching implications of the link between them.
This volume presents a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of formulaic language (multi-word units believed to be mentally stored and retrieved as single units) and its role in fluent speech production. Focusing on second language speech, the book provides an overview of research into the role of formulaic language in fluency, details a study which provides evidence of that role, and outlines teaching plans and strategies to foster it. This important area has not been examined in such depth and scope before, and this work has many implications for future research and language pedagogy. It will appeal to researchers in discourse analysis and second language acquisition.
"Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency is a comprehensive and highly readable exploration of formulaic language and its relationship to fluency in second language speech production. The volume is organized into three parts that provide readers with relevant background literature on formulaic language in fluency, details of a study designed to explore the role of formulaic language in fluency, and classroom strategies to promote fluency through formulaic language. This timely volume on a previously largely unexplored topic offers scope and depth that will appeal to researchers and students in second language acquisition as well as areas of Applied Linguistics; it should also be required reading for all second language teachers" H.M. McGarrell, PhD, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Brock University, Canada