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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."

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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.

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Title: Identity, Motivation and Autonomy in Language Learning
Edited By: Garold Murray
Xuesong Andy Gao
Terry Lamb
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

In this volume researchers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and
South America employ a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological
approaches in their exploration of the links between identity, motivation, and
autonomy in language learning. On a conceptual level the authors explore
issues related to agency, metacognition, imagination, beliefs, and self. The
book also addresses practice in classroom, self-access, and distance education
contexts, considering topics such as teachers’ views on motivation, plurilingual
learning, sustaining motivation in distance education, pop culture and gaming,
study abroad, and the role of agency and identity in the motivation of pre-service
teachers. The book concludes with a discussion of how an approach which sees
identity, motivation, and autonomy as interrelated constructs has the potential to
inform theory, practice and future research directions in the field of language
teaching and learning.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693730
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 159.95
U.K. £ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847693723
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
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