LINGUIST List 27.2246

Tue May 17 2016

Books: First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL: Forman

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Date: 16-May-2016
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Subject: First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL: Forman
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Title: First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Published: 2016
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Ross Forman
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783095582 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783095582 Pages: 224 Price: U.S. $ 169.95

Many Asian education systems discourage or even ban the use of L1 in L2 classrooms – although in fact L1 remains widely used by teachers. Why is L1 use still devalued in this context? By observing classes and interviewing teachers, this book explores three dimensions of L1 use in L2 teaching:

• pedagogy: what teachers actually do, and what they say about it
• the personal: what happens to identity when we ‘perform’ a foreign tongue
• the professional: how textbooks are used, and what is distinctive about the EFL domain.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

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
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De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
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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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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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