Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

New from Cambridge University Press!


Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Book Information

Sun Image

Title: Tasks in Second Language Learning
Written By: Virginia Samuda
Martin Bygate

Tasks in Second Language Learning aims to bring more fully into debate the
holistic nature of language learning, which tasks are one way of achieving,
and to outline the research implications of this perspective. It sets
language learning tasks within a broad educational and social science
perspective, with a consistent focus on the principles and practices of
their use in the language classroom. The authors review and examine
previous research from a pedagogic perspective, before exploring the
theoretical and practical classroom issues which language learning tasks
give rise to. This forms the basis for the development of a research agenda
focusing on classroom-based practice. Throughout, the book maintains a
clear enquiring stance towards the principles and practices of the use of
tasks for language learning. Using case study data, illustrative materials,
transcript data, and close analyses of published research studies, it
provides ample and lively illustration of the contributions of a range of
specialists in research, teaching methodology and materials development,
and of the authors' own argument.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403911878
ISBN-13: 9781403911872
Pages: 312
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99