Author :Nikolay Slavkov Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2021-11-22 ISBN 10 :9781501512353 Pages :361 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (235 users download)
Summary Book Review The Changing Face of the “Native Speaker” by Nikolay Slavkov:
Download or read book The Changing Face of the “Native Speaker” written by Nikolay Slavkov and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-11-22 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The notion of the native speaker and its undertones of ultimate language competence, language ownership and social status has been problematized by various researchers, arguing that the ensuing monolingual norms and assumptions are flawed or inequitable in a global super-diverse world. However, such norms are still ubiquitous in educational, institutional and social settings, in political structures and in research paradigms. This collection offers voices from various contexts and corners of the world and further challenges the native speaker construct adopting poststructuralist and postcolonial perspectives. It includes conceptual, methodological, educational and practice-oriented contributions. Topics span language minorities, intercomprehension, plurilingualism and pluriculturalism, translanguaging, teacher education, new speakers, language background profiling, heritage languages, and learner identity, among others. Collectively, the authors paint the portrait of the "changing face of the native speaker" while also strengthening a new global agenda in multilingualism and social justice. These diverse and interconnected contributions are meant to inspire researchers, university students, educators, policy makers and beyond.
Summary Book Review The Changing Face of CALL by P.N.D. Lewis:
Download or read book The Changing Face of CALL written by P.N.D. Lewis and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents 17 perspectives on CALL and language technology from teachers and researchers connected to the CALL Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching. The book aims to shed light on progress in both theoretical and practical areas of CALL.
Summary Book Review The Changing Face of Corpus Linguistics by Antoinette Renouf:
Download or read book The Changing Face of Corpus Linguistics written by Antoinette Renouf and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2016-08 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is witness to a spirited and fruitful period in the evolution of corpus linguistics. In twenty-two articles written by established corpus linguists, members of the ICAME (International Computer Archive of Modern and Mediaeval English) association, this new volume brings the reader up to date with the cycle of activities which make up this field of study as it is today, dealing with corpus creation, language varieties, diachronic corpus study from the past to present, present-day synchronic corpus study, the web as corpus, and corpus linguistics and grammatical theory. It thus serves as a valuable guide to the state of the art for linguistic researchers, teachers and language learners of all persuasions. After over twenty years of evolution, corpus linguistics has matured, incorporating nowadays not just small, medium and large primary corpus building but also specialised and multi-dimensional secondary corpus building; not just corpus analysis, but also corpus evaluation; not just an initial application of theory, but self-reflection and a new concern with theory in the light of experience. The volume also highlights the growing emphasis on language as a changing phenomenon, both in terms of established historical study and the newer short-range diachronic study of 20th century and current English; and the growing area of overlap between these two. Another section of the volume illustrates the recent changes in the definition of ‘corpus’ which have come about due to the emergence of new technologies and in particular of the availability of texts on the world wide web. The volume culminates in the contributions by a group of corpus grammarians to a timely and novel discussion panel on the relationship between corpus linguistics and grammatical theory.
Summary Book Review The changing face of ESP in today's classroom and workplace by Nalan Kenny:
Download or read book The changing face of ESP in today's classroom and workplace written by Nalan Kenny and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the growth and development of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) as an area of study since the 1960s, few books related to classroom applications in combination with other disciplines such as Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), English Language Teaching (ELT), or English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI), exist. Each section of this volume includes scholarly written studies from across the globe, indicating the extent and the importance ESP has in the current academic world. Filling the present void in available material on this subject, this book contains various useful and effective applications of ESP, teaching activities for classroom settings, as well as insights on how ESP can be combined with, and adopted by, other disciplines. Written from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, this text is sure to contribute to this field and will be of interest to ESP teachers, as well as postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Summary Book Review The Changing Faces of Ireland by Merike Darmody:
Download or read book The Changing Faces of Ireland written by Merike Darmody and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-10-22 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before the economic boom of the 1990s, Ireland was known as a nation of emigrants. The past fifteen years, however, have seen the transformation of Ireland from a country of net emigration to one of net immigration, on a scale and at a pace unprecedented in comparative context. As a result, Irish society has become more diverse in terms of nationality, language, ethnicity and religious affiliation; and these changes are now clearly reflected in the composition of both primary and secondary schools, presenting these with challenges as well as opportunities. Despite the increased number of ethnically-diverse immigrant children and young people in the Ireland, currently there is a paucity of information about aspects of their lives in Ireland. This book is aimed at contributing to this gap in knowledge. This edited collection will be of interest to researchers in the fields of migration studies, childhood studies, education studies, human geography, sociology, applied social studies, social work, health studies and psychology. It will also be a useful resource to educators, social workers, youth workers and community members working with (or preparing to work with) children with immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds in Ireland.
Summary Book Review Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching by Karpava, Sviatlana:
Download or read book Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching written by Karpava, Sviatlana and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2022-03-11 with total page 549 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Multilingualism, multiculturalism, and internationalization in higher education is a contemporary reality worldwide. Because of the importance of multilingualism in learning policy, special professional and education training should be provided both to teachers and students. Multilingual education can promote linguistic and cultural diversity, inclusion, and social development. The Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching focuses on both top-down and bottom-up perspectives on multilingual and multicultural education based on conceptual and empirical studies. This book provides evidence in support of sustainable multilingualism and multiculturalism in higher education. Covering topics such as dialectic teaching, multilingual classrooms, and teacher education, this major reference work is an essential resource for pre-service teachers, educators of higher education, language policy experts, university administration, scholars, linguists, researchers, and academicians.
Author :Gitte Kristiansen Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2021-11-22 ISBN 10 :9783110733945 Pages :647 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (394 users download)
Summary Book Review Cognitive Sociolinguistics Revisited by Gitte Kristiansen:
Download or read book Cognitive Sociolinguistics Revisited written by Gitte Kristiansen and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-11-22 with total page 647 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cognitive Sociolinguistics draws on the rich theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics and focuses on the social factors that underlie the variability of meaning and conceptualization. In the last decade, the field has expanded in various way. The current volume takes stock of current and emerging advances in the field in short academic contributions. The studies collected in this book have a usage-based approach to language variation and change, drawing on the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics and are sensitive to social variation, be it cross-linguistic or language-internal. Three types of contributions are collected in this book. First, it contains theoretical overview papers on the domains that have witnessed expansion in recent years. Second, it presents novel research ideas in proof-of-concept contributions, aimed at blue-sky research and out-of-the-box linguistic analyses. Third, it showcases recent empirical studies within the field. By combining these three types of contributions, the book provides an encompassing overview of novel developments in the field of Cognitive Sociolinguistics.
Summary Book Review Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity by DeCapua, Sarah E.:
Download or read book Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity written by DeCapua, Sarah E. and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2022-06-24 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A world of diversity brings along the necessity for multilingual perspectives. People must unite and understand each other more than ever before to overcome the challenges of miscommunication across borders. Today’s educators aim to value linguistic diversity in their daily curriculums to encourage emotional intelligence and empathy for new generations to alter the world into a more civilized and peaceful setting. Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity discusses pedagogical approaches to including linguistic diversity in a classroom setting. This book also explores questions and critiques on linguistic diversity as well as themes and thematic questions. Covering topics such as grammatical diversity, multilingualism, and semantic transfer, it serves as an essential resource for pre-service teachers, policymakers, faculty and administration of both K-12 and higher education, TESOL scholars, multilingual writers, activists, linguists, educators, researchers, and academicians.
Summary Book Review Authenticity across Languages and Cultures by Leo Will:
Download or read book Authenticity across Languages and Cultures written by Leo Will and published by Channel View Publications. This book was released on 2022-11-10 with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume centres around concepts of personal and cultural authenticity as they play out in various contexts of foreign language teaching and learning worldwide. The chapters cover a wide range of contexts and disciplines, including both theoretical and empirical work; together they comprise both a rigorous analysis of authenticity in language teaching and a step away from notions of native-speakerism and cultural essentialism with which it is often associated. Written by a group of scholars working across several continents, the chapters offer diverse perspectives regarding the role language plays in processes of personal growth, learning, development, self-actualisation and power dynamics. The book addresses the theoretical and philosophical nature of authenticity while remaining grounded in the teaching and learning of languages, with authenticity viewed as a practical concern that guides our actions and beliefs. The book will be of interest to scholars, researchers and students of authenticity as well as foreign language teachers interested in the theoretical underpinnings of their practice.
Summary Book Review Lessons from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency by Zoltán Dörnyei:
Download or read book Lessons from Exceptional Language Learners Who Have Achieved Nativelike Proficiency written by Zoltán Dörnyei and published by Channel View Publications. This book was released on 2022-10-25 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do some language learners triumph against all odds, despite not having obvious heritage links or spending extended periods of time in the L2 environment pre-adulthood? This book delves into the autobiographical stories of learners who achieve nativelike proficiency, opening a narrative window into their experiences and offering insights into their pathways to success. The in-depth analysis ties together a wide range of potentially relevant topics, from motivational vision and international posture to issues of identity, endurance and even musical ability, among other themes. The authors explore whether these successes can be repeated by others and the book will be of use to language teachers interested in learner motivation and the antecedents to high-level ultimate attainment. The book will also be of great interest to researchers working in the areas of language learner psychology, especially in topics concerning language learning motivation, identity and narrative inquiry.
Summary Book Review Multilingualism and Education by Gail Prasad:
Download or read book Multilingualism and Education written by Gail Prasad and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-09 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Researchers working at the intersections of language and education reflect on how their life experiences have informed their research.
Summary Book Review The Changing Face of Today's Customer by Doug Lipp:
Download or read book The Changing Face of Today's Customer written by Doug Lipp and published by Taylor Trade Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, written by a former head trainer at the Walt Disney University, tells readers how to design an individualized customer service system for their industry.
Summary Book Review The Semiperiphery of Academic Writing by K. Bennett:
Download or read book The Semiperiphery of Academic Writing written by K. Bennett and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-09-02 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With researchers around the world are under increasing pressure to publish in high-profile international journals, this book explores some of the issues affecting authors on the semiperiphery, who often find themselves torn between conflicting academic cultures and discourses.
Summary Book Review Native-Speakerism in Japan by Stephanie Ann Houghton:
Download or read book Native-Speakerism in Japan written by Stephanie Ann Houghton and published by Multilingual Matters. This book was released on 2013-02-19 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relative status of native and non-native speaker language teachers within educational institutions has long been an issue worldwide but until recently, the voices of teachers articulating their own concerns have been rare. Existing work has tended to focus upon the position of non-native teachers and their struggle against unfavourable comparisons with their native-speaker counterparts. However, more recently, native-speaker language teachers have also been placed in the academic spotlight as interest grows in language-based forms of prejudice such as ‘native-speakerism’ – a dominant ideology prevalent within the Japanese context of English language education. This innovative volume explores wide-ranging issues related to native-speakerism as it manifests itself in the Japanese and Italian educational contexts to show how native-speaker teachers can also be the targets of multifarious forms of prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.
Author :Michael D. Gordin Publisher :University of Chicago Press Release Date :2015-04-13 ISBN 10 :9780226000299 Pages :424 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (29 users download)
Summary Book Review Scientific Babel by Michael D. Gordin:
Download or read book Scientific Babel written by Michael D. Gordin and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2015-04-13 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English is the language of science today. No matter which languages you know, if you want your work seen, studied, and cited, you need to publish in English. But that hasn’t always been the case. Though there was a time when Latin dominated the field, for centuries science has been a polyglot enterprise, conducted in a number of languages whose importance waxed and waned over time—until the rise of English in the twentieth century. So how did we get from there to here? How did French, German, Latin, Russian, and even Esperanto give way to English? And what can we reconstruct of the experience of doing science in the polyglot past? With Scientific Babel, Michael D. Gordin resurrects that lost world, in part through an ingenious mechanism: the pages of his highly readable narrative account teem with footnotes—not offering background information, but presenting quoted material in its original language. The result is stunning: as we read about the rise and fall of languages, driven by politics, war, economics, and institutions, we actually see it happen in the ever-changing web of multilingual examples. The history of science, and of English as its dominant language, comes to life, and brings with it a new understanding not only of the frictions generated by a scientific community that spoke in many often mutually unintelligible voices, but also of the possibilities of the polyglot, and the losses that the dominance of English entails. Few historians of science write as well as Gordin, and Scientific Babel reveals his incredible command of the literature, language, and intellectual essence of science past and present. No reader who takes this linguistic journey with him will be disappointed.
Summary Book Review Language Acquisition and Development by Brian Tomlinson:
Download or read book Language Acquisition and Development written by Brian Tomlinson and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines language acquisition and development across a wide range of languages and contexts
Summary Book Review The Changing Face of Colonial Education in Africa by Peter Kallaway:
Download or read book The Changing Face of Colonial Education in Africa written by Peter Kallaway and published by African Sun Media. This book was released on 2021-07-29 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Changing Face of Colonial Education in Africa offers a detailed and nuanced perspective of colonial history, based on 15 years of research that throws fresh light on the complexities of African history and the colonial world of the first half of the twentieth century. It provides an analytical background to the history of education in the colonial context by balancing contributions by missionary agencies, colonial government, humanitarian agencies, scientific experts and African agents. It offers a foundation for the analysis of modern educational policy for the postcolonial state. It attempts to move beyond clichés about colonial education to an understanding of the complexities of how educational policy was developed in different places at different times while giving credence to arguments that see schooling as a form of social control in the colonial environment. It is essential reading for academics, researchers and policymakers looking to better understand colonial education and contextualize modern developments related to the decolonizing African education. It is intended to provide an essential background for policy-makers by demonstrating the significance of a historical perspective for an understanding of contemporary educational challenges in Africa and elsewhere.