LINGUIST List 26.3447

Fri Jul 31 2015

Books: Culture and Foreign Language Education: Chan, Bhatt, Masanori, Walker (eds.)

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Date: 31-Jul-2015
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Subject: Culture and Foreign Language Education: Chan, Bhatt, Masanori, Walker (eds.)
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Title: Culture and Foreign Language Education
Subtitle: Insights from Research and Implications for the Practice
Series Title: Studies in Second and Foreign Language Education [SSFLE] 10
Published: 2015
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Wai Meng Chan
Editor: Sunil Kumar Bhatt
Editor: Nagami Masanori
Editor: Izumi Walker
Electronic: ISBN: 9781501502958 Pages: 378 Price: Europe EURO 89.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781501510946 Pages: 378 Price: Europe EURO 89.95

The teaching of culture and interculturality is today viewed as an integral part of foreign language education. This book presents insights from recent research on the role of culture in second/foreign and heritage language education. It contains 14 chapters including an introductory chapter that discusses diachronically the evolving notion of culture and how the sociocultural view of culture as a complex and dynamic concept informs language teaching and language learning research. The chapters following the introduction are organised in four parts focusing on: 1) the teacher's role in integrated language and culture learning; 2) the interrelationship between culture, identity, and language learning and use; 3) the effect of culture on learner characteristics which impact language learning processes and outcomes; and 4) curriculum development aimed at fostering language and culture learning. The chapters in Parts 1 to 3 present contributions from current research - either in the form of the authors' original studies or comprehensive reviews of relevant essential research - which bears important implications for curricular practice in foreign language and language teacher education. This close link between research, theory and practice is also maintained in the two chapters in Part 4, which present developmental projects based on well-grounded theoretical frameworks.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
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Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

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Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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