"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
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Form-focused instruction and learner investment in L2 communication (pages 591–610) Yasuyo Tomita and Nina Spada
Beliefs about peer interaction and peer corrective feedback: Efficacy of classroom intervention (pages 611–633) Masatoshi Sato
The interactions between the effects of implicit and explicit feedback and individual differences in language analytic ability and working memory (pages 634–654) Shaofeng Li
‘Zip your lips’ or ‘Keep quiet’: Main teachers' and language assistants' classroom discourse in CLIL settings (pages 655–669) Emma Dafouz and Abbie Hibler
The link between foreign language classroom anxiety and psychoticism, extraversion, and neuroticism among adult Bi- and multilinguals (pages 670–684) Jean–Marc Dewaele
The interface of language aptitude and multilingualism: Reconsidering the bilingual/multilingual dichotomy (pages 685–701) Amy S. Thompson
Language and literacy development in a Canadian native community: Halq'eméylem revitalization in a Stó:lō head start program in British Columbia (pages 702–719) Danièle Moore and Margaret Macdonald
Teaching pronunciation: Is explicit phonetics instruction beneficial for FL learners? (pages 720–744) Elizabeth M. Kissling
Kurdish adolescents acquiring Turkish: Their self-determined motivation and identification with L1 and L2 communities as predictors of L2 accent attainment (pages 745–763) Nihat Polat and Diane L. Schallert
Foreign language reading anxiety: Chinese as a foreign language in the United States (pages 764–778) Aiping Zhao, Ying Guo and Jaclyn Dynia
Materials in the classroom ecology (pages 779–796) Anne Marie Guerrettaz and Bill Johnston