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Title: Conversation
Subtitle: From Description to Pedagogy
Written By: Scott Thornbury
Diana Slade
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780511732799
Description:

New Edition

This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its
implications for the ELT classroom. After a general overview and definition of
conversation it provides the reader with a systematic description of
conversational English, from the vocabulary of conversation, to grammar,
discourse and genre. This is followed by an informed account of the
development of conversation in both first and second language acquisition. It
then describes a range of methodological approaches, procedures and
techniques for teaching conversation in English. On this basis, an integrated
approach to the teaching of conversation is provided, along with practical
classroom applications.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780511732799
Prices: U.S. $ 67.00
 
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ISBN-13: 9780521814263
Pages: 376
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521891165
Pages: 376
Prices: U.K. £ 21.85