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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: Assessing Intercultural Language Learning
Subtitle: The Dependence of Receptive Sociopragmatic Competence and Discourse Competence on Learning Opportunities and Input
Written By: Veronika Timpe
Series Title: Language Testing and Evaluation - Volume 31

Although Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) has become a key objective in foreign language (FL) education, curricula offer little in how language teachers can promote ICC through language instruction. This book responds to the challenge of how intercultural language learning can be accounted for more profoundly in FL teaching. By means of innovative intercultural assessments, the author investigates the development of three language competences central to ICC in relation to learning opportunities as experienced by German learners of English. Audiovisual media were found to be a major input factor in the development of intercultural language abilities. The book ends with a discussion of how audiovisual media can be implemented in secondary and tertiary FL and teacher education.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631650080
Pages: 335
Prices: U.S. $ 78.95
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Europe EURO 60.70