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"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



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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.


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Title: Advances in Language and Education
Edited By: Anne McCabe
Michael J. O'Donnell
Rachel Whittaker
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

This book examines new functional approaches to language and education, and
the impact of these on literacy in the classroom. The first section looks
at issues of multimodality, in which the definition of a text is expanded
to include not only that which is written down, but also the interaction of
writing, graphics, and audiovisual material. The contributors explores ways
in which language education can be expanded to deal with multimodal
discourse, whether in children’s books, in textbooks, or on the web. The
second section looks at how critical discourse analysis and appraisal
theory can be used as tools for assessing the effectiveness of student
writing and literacy achievement, and also for helping developing writers
to write more successfully. The final section argues that corpus-based
studies of language have changed the way we see language, and that the way
we teach language should evolve in line with these changes.

This appealing survey of new directions in language and education includes
contributions from internationally renowned scholars. It will be of
interest to researchers in systemic functional linguistics, or language and
education.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826489605
ISBN-13: 9780826489609
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00
U.S. $ 180.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826433197
ISBN-13: 9780826433190
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99
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