Summary Book Review The Native Speaker Concept by Neriko Musha Doerr:
Download or read book The Native Speaker Concept written by Neriko Musha Doerr and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2009 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume forges a new look at the "native speaker" by situating him/her in wider sociopolitical contexts. Using anthropological and educational frameworks and ethnographic data from around the world, the book addresses the questions of who qualifies as a "native speaker" and his/her social relations in the regime of standardization in multilingual situations.
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 Native Speaker by Alan Davies:
Download or read book The Native Speaker written by Alan Davies and published by Multilingual Matters. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Linguists, applied linguists and language teachers all appeal to the native speaker as an important reference point. But what exactly (who exactly?) is the native speaker? This book examines the native speaker from different points of view, arguing that the native speaker is both myth and reality.
Summary Book Review English in Europe Today by Annick De Houwer:
Download or read book English in Europe Today written by Annick De Houwer and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2011 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume discusses several facets of English in today's multilingual Europe. It emphasizes the interdependence between cultures, languages and situations that influence its use. This interdependence is particularly relevant to European settings where English is being learned as a second language. Such learning situations constitute the core focus of the book. The volume is unique in bringing together empirical studies examining factors that promote the learning of English in Europe. Rather than assuming that English is a threat to linguistic diversity and cultural independence, these studies discuss psycholinguistic factors such as the input, and sociolinguistic factors such as the type of English that is targeted in learning. The contributing authors are well-established specialists who have worked on multilingualism, English as a Lingua Franca and second language acquisition. The book will be of interest to applied linguists, sociolinguists and teachers of English as a foreign language.
Author :Florian Coulmas Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2017-12-04 ISBN 10 :9783110822878 Pages :418 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (287 users download)
Summary Book Review A Festschrift for Native Speaker by Florian Coulmas:
Download or read book A Festschrift for Native Speaker written by Florian Coulmas and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Native Speaker Concept by Neriko Musha Doerr:
Download or read book The Native Speaker Concept written by Neriko Musha Doerr and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2009-12-22 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The "native speaker" is often thought of as an ideal language user with "a complete and possibly innate competence in the language" which is perceived as being bounded and fixed to a homogeneous speech community and linked to a nation-state. Despite recent works that challenge its empirical accuracy and theoretical utility, the notion of the "native speaker" is still prevalent today. The Native Speaker Concept shifts the analytical focus from the second language acquisition processes and teaching practices to daily interactions situated in wider sociocultural and political contexts marked by increased global movements of people and multilingual situations. Using an ethnographic approach, the volume critically elucidates the political nature of (not) claiming the "native speaker" status in daily life and the ways the ideology of "native speaker" intersects and articulates, supports, subverts, or complicates various relations of dominance and regimes of standardization. The book offers cases from diverse settings, including classrooms in Japan, a coffee shop in Barcelona, secondary schools in South Africa, a backyard in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), restaurant kitchens, a high school administrator's office, a college classroom in the United States, and the Internet. It also offers a genealogy of the notion of the "native speaker" from the time of the Roman Empire. Employing linguistic, anthropological and educational theories, the volume speaks not only to the analyses of language use and language policy, planning, and teaching, but also to the investigation of wider effects of language ideology on relations of dominance, and institutional and discursive practices.
Summary Book Review The Emergence of the English Native Speaker by Stephanie Hackert:
Download or read book The Emergence of the English Native Speaker written by Stephanie Hackert and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The native speaker is one of the central but at the same time most controversial concepts of modern linguistics. With regard to English, it became especially controversial with the rise of the so-called "New Englishes," where reality is much more complex than the neat distinction into native and non-native speakers would make us believe. This volume reconstructs the coming-into-being of the English native speaker in the second half of the nineteenth century in order to probe into the origins of the problems surrounding the concept today. A corpus of texts which includes not only the classics of the nineteenth-century linguistic literature but also numerous lesser-known articles from periodical journals of the time is investigated by means of historical discourse analysis in order to retrace the production and reproduction of this particularly important linguistic ideology.
Author :Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes Publisher :Frontiers Media SA Release Date :2022-04-21 ISBN 10 :9782889749652 Pages : pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (965 users download)
Summary Book Review The Notion of the Native Speaker Put to the Test: Recent Research Advances by Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes:
Download or read book The Notion of the Native Speaker Put to the Test: Recent Research Advances written by Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes and published by Frontiers Media SA. This book was released on 2022-04-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Beyond Native-Speakerism by Stephanie Ann Houghton:
Download or read book Beyond Native-Speakerism written by Stephanie Ann Houghton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-06-14 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite unsubstantiated claims of best practice, the division of language-teaching professionals on the basis of their categorization as ‘native-speakers’ or ‘non-native speakers’ continues to cascade throughout the academic literature. It has become normative, under the rhetorical guise of acting to correct prejudice and/or discrimination, to see native-speakerism as having a single beneficiary – the ‘native-speaker’ – and a single victim – the ‘non-native’ speaker. However, this unidirectional perspective fails to deal with the more veiled systems through which those labeled as native-speakers and non-native speakers are both cast as casualties of this questionable bifurcation. This volume documents such complexities and aims to fill the void currently observable within mainstream academic literature in the teaching of both English, and Japanese, foreign language education. By identifying how the construct of Japanese native-speaker mirrors that of the ‘native-speaker’ of English, the volume presents a revealing insight into language teaching in Japan. Further, taking a problem-solving approach, this volume explores possible grounds on which language teachers could be employed if native-speakerism is rejected according to experts in the fields of intercultural communicative competence, English as a Lingua Franca and World Englishes, all of which aim to replace the ‘native-speaker’ model with something new.
Summary Book Review Language and Mobility by Alastair Pennycook:
Download or read book Language and Mobility written by Alastair Pennycook and published by Multilingual Matters. This book was released on 2012-06-22 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at language in unexpected places. Drawing on a diversity of materials and contexts, including farewell addresses to British workers in colonial India, letters written from parents to their children at home, a Cornish anthem sung in South Australia, a country fair in rural Australia, and a cricket match played in the middle of the 19th century in south India, this book explores many current concerns around language, mobility and place, including native speakers, generic forms, and language maintenance. Using a series of narrative accounts – from a journey to southern India to eating cheese in China, from playing soccer in Germany to observing a student teacher in Sydney – this book asks how it is that language, people and cultures turn up unexpectedly and how our lines of expectation are formed.
Summary Book Review Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech by Sandra Götz:
Download or read book Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech written by Sandra Götz and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book takes a new and holistic approach to fluency in English speech and differentiates between productive, perceptive, and nonverbal fluency. The in-depth corpus-based description of productive fluency points out major differences of how fluency is established in native and nonnative speech. It also reveals areas in which even highly advanced learners of English still deviate strongly from the native target norm and in which they have already approximated to it. Based on these findings, selected learners are subjected to native speakers' ratings of seven perceptive fluency variables in order to test which variables are most responsible for a perception of oral proficiency on the sides of the listeners. Finally, language-pedagogical implications derived from these findings for the improvement of fluency in learner language are presented. This book is conceptually and methodologically relevant for corpus-linguistics, learner corpus research and foreign language teaching and learning.
Summary Book Review International Handbook of English Language Teaching by Jim Cummins:
Download or read book International Handbook of English Language Teaching written by Jim Cummins and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-12-31 with total page 1201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.
Summary Book Review Testing Second Language Speaking by Glenn Fulcher:
Download or read book Testing Second Language Speaking written by Glenn Fulcher and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-13 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The testing and assessment of second language learners is an essential part of the language learning process. Glenn Fulcher's Testing Second Language Speaking is a state-of-the-art volume that considers the assessment of speaking from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The book offers the first systematic, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the testing of second language speaking. Written in a clear and accessible manner, it covers: Explanations of the process of test design Costing test design projects How to put the test into practice Evaluation of speaking tests Task types for testing speaking Testing learners with disabilities It also contains a wealth of examples, including task types that are commonly used in speaking tests, approaches to researching speaking tests and specific methodologies that teachers, students and test developers may use in their own projects. Successfully integrating practice and theory, this book demystifies the process of testing speaking and provides a thorough treatment of the key ethical and technical issues in speaking evaluation.
Summary Book Review From Defining EIL Competence to Developing EIL Learning by Roger Nunn:
Download or read book From Defining EIL Competence to Developing EIL Learning written by Roger Nunn and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Handbook of Applied Linguistics by Alan Davies:
Download or read book The Handbook of Applied Linguistics written by Alan Davies and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 888 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook of Applied Linguistics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the field of Applied Linguistics. Provides a comprehensive and current picture of the field of Applied Linguistics. Contains 32 newly commissioned articles that examine both the applications of linguistics to language data and the use of real world language to ameliorate social problems. Valuable resource for students and researchers in applied linguistics, language teaching, and second language acquisition. Presents applied linguistics as an independent discipline that unifies practical experience and theoretical understanding of language development and language in use.
Summary Book Review World Englishes by Kingsley Bolton:
Download or read book World Englishes written by Kingsley Bolton and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2006 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Children’s English in Singapore by Sarah Buschfeld:
Download or read book Children’s English in Singapore written by Sarah Buschfeld and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining the World Englishes framework with First Language Acquisition methodology, this book investigates children’s acquisition of L1 English in the context of multilingual Singapore, one of the traditional Kachruvian Outer Circle or ESL countries. The book investigates language choice, use, and dominance in Singaporean families, identifies common linguistic characteristics of L1 Singapore English, as well as the acquisitional route that Singaporean children take. It discusses characteristics at the different levels of language organization, i.e., phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical, and pragmatic features, drawing on a variety of systematically elicited data and Praat-based acoustic analyses. Comparing the results to similar data obtained from children living in England (both mono- and bi-/multilingual), the book also sheds light on how the acquisitional steps taken by Singaporean children differ from or are similar to traditional native speakers of English and children from immigrant families in England.