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Wed Aug 11 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Thornbury, Slade

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Conversation: Thornbury, Slade

Message 1: Conversation: Thornbury, Slade
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <>
Subject: Conversation: Thornbury, Slade
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Title: Conversation Subtitle: From Description to Pedagogy Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Scott Thornbury Author: Diana Slade Electronic: ISBN: 9780511732799 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 67.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521814263 Pages: 376 Price: U.K. £ 54.95 Comment: printed in 2006
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521891165 Pages: 376 Price: U.K. £ 21.85 Comment: printed in 2006

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This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and itsimplications for the ELT classroom. After a general overview and definition ofconversation it provides the reader with a systematic description ofconversational English, from the vocabulary of conversation, to grammar,discourse and genre. This is followed by an informed account of thedevelopment of conversation in both first and second language acquisition. Itthen describes a range of methodological approaches, procedures andtechniques for teaching conversation in English. On this basis, an integratedapproach to the teaching of conversation is provided, along with practicalclassroom applications.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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