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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Learning to Become a Professional in a Textually-Mediated World
Subtitle: A Text-Oriented Study of Placement Practices
Written By: Ken Lau
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431016
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 139
Description:

The book presents a text-based study of discourse practices in placement, a
hybrid zone which re-contextualises academic knowledge and professional
practices. Using Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice as the
overarching theoretical framework, the study investigates how novices learn to
write like their professional counterparts. By collecting texts completed in
various placement contexts and in-depth qualitative interviews with informants,
the study features a multi-dimensional approach to the analysis of discourse
practices in terms of text construction and text consumption. The issues of
genre, feedback, identity and role associated with placement learning are
brought into focus.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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ISBN-13: 9783034310161
Pages: 261
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