Understanding Context in Language Use and Teaching

Understanding Context in Language Use and Teaching

This book is a guide to understanding and applying the essential, heretofore elusive, notion of context in language study and pedagogy. Éva Illés offers a new, critical, systematic theoretical framework, then applies that framework to ...

Author: Éva Illés

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367223791

Category: Context (Linguistics)

Page: 150

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This book is a guide to understanding and applying the essential, heretofore elusive, notion of context in language study and pedagogy. Éva Illés offers a new, critical, systematic theoretical framework, then applies that framework to practical interactions and issues in communicative language teaching rooted in English as a Lingua Franca. By linking theory and practice for research and teaching around the world, this book brings a new awareness of how context can be conceptualised and related to language pedagogy to advanced students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers of language teaching, applied linguistics and pragmatics.
Categories: Context (Linguistics)

Understanding Context in Language Use and Teaching

Understanding Context in Language Use and Teaching

The definition of context and its implications for language teaching. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of London Institute of Education, ...

Author: Éva Illés

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000060430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 789

This book is a guide to understanding and applying the essential, heretofore elusive, notion of context in language study and pedagogy. Éva Illés offers a new, critical, systematic theoretical framework, then applies that framework to practical interactions and issues in communicative language teaching rooted in English as a Lingua Franca. By linking theory and practice for research and teaching around the world, this book brings a new awareness of how context can be conceptualised and related to language pedagogy to advanced students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers of language teaching, applied linguistics and pragmatics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language in Context in TESOL

Language in Context in TESOL

This book covers the relevance of theories on language analysis to TESOL, showing students how to understand and evaluate TESOL methodology, curriculum, and materials in terms of theories including conversation structure, ideology and power ...

Author: Joan Cutting

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748699285

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book covers the relevance of theories on language analysis to TESOL, showing students how to understand and evaluate TESOL methodology, curriculum, and materials in terms of theories including conversation structure, ideology and power.
Categories: Education

Context and Culture in Language Teaching

Context and Culture in Language Teaching

This is an attempt to redraw the boundaries of foreign language study.

Author: Claire Kramsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194371875

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 295

View: 505

This is an attempt to redraw the boundaries of foreign language study. It focuses attention not just on cultural knowledge as a necessary aspect of communicative competence, but as an educational objective in its own right, as an end as well as a means of language learning. Winner MLA Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching

... and language teaching. The discussion questions and activities at the end of each chapter are designed to facilitate understanding and application of ...

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521640558

Category: Education

Page: 279

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Recommends that language teachers incorporate discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. The authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge and language skills.
Categories: Education

Teaching Language in Context

Teaching Language in Context

This second edition of Teaching Language in Context around the set of hypothesized principles of language teaching that I presented in the first edition--principles derived in part from my own understanding of the concept of 'proficiency, ' ...

Author: Alice Omaggio Hadley

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: UOM:39015033100812

Category: Languages, Modern

Page: 532

View: 984

Seeks to sssist readers interested in classroom language learning in the process of clarifying their own beliefs about language teaching and learning.
Categories: Languages, Modern

The Context of Foreign Language Teaching

The Context of Foreign Language Teaching

This book applies sociolinguistics, or sociology, to the problem of teaching foreign languages.

Author: Leon A. Jakobovits

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038822719

Category: Bilingualism

Page: 286

View: 377

This book applies sociolinguistics, or sociology, to the problem of teaching foreign languages. The authors use a method they call Transactional Engineering Analysis, employing the findings of sociology to the teaching of the basic skills in language learning. This method uses pattern practices to synthesize the elements of pronunciation, vocabulary, and sentence pattern recognition to allow language learners to absorb the rules governing conversational interchanges in the subject language. The appendices include examples of the patterns illustrated in the preceding text.
Categories: Bilingualism

Language and Linguistics in Context

Language and Linguistics in Context

Pedagogical features: This text is designed for a range of courses in English and language arts, bilingualism, applied linguistics, and ESL courses in teacher education programs.

Author: Harriet Luria

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135602154

Category: Education

Page: 428

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Taking a sociocultural and educational approach, Language and Linguistics in Context: Readings and Applications for Teachers: *introduces basic linguistic concepts and current perspectives on language acquisition; *considers the role of linguistic change (especially in English) in the politics of language; *acknowledges the role of linguists in current policies involving language; *offers insights into the relationship between the structure of language systems and first- and second-language acquisition; the study of language across culture, class, race, gender, and ethnicity; and between language study and literacy and education; and *provides readers with a basis for understanding current educational debates about bilingual education, non-standard dialects, English only movements, literacy methodologies, and generally the importance to teaching of the study of language. The text is organized into three thematic units – "What is Language and How is It Acquired?"; "How Does Language Change?"; and "What is Literacy?". To achieve both breadth and depth – that is, to provide a “big picture” view of basic linguistics and at the same time make it specific enough for the beginner – a selection of readings, including personal language narratives, is provided to both introduce and clarify linguistic concepts. The readings, by well-known theoretical and applied linguists and researchers from various disciplines, are diverse in level and range of topics and vary in level of linguistic formalism. Pedagogical features: This text is designed for a range of courses in English and language arts, bilingualism, applied linguistics, and ESL courses in teacher education programs. Each unit contains a substantive introduction to the topic, followed by the readings. Each reading concludes with Questions to Think About including one Extending Your Understanding question, and a short list of Terms to Define. Each unit ends with additional Extending Your Understanding and Making Connections activities that engage readers in applying what they have read to teaching and suggested projects and a bibliography of Print and Web Resources. The readings and apparatus are arranged so that the material can be modified to fit many course plans and schemes of presentation. To help individual instructors make the most effective use of the text in specific classes, a set of matrixes is provided suggesting configurations of readings for different types of linguistics and education classes.
Categories: Education

Language in Education

Language in Education

This book is written specifically for those teachers and teacher traineeslearning to teach who want to know more about language learning and use in educational contexts and, especially, those who care about the social implications of ...

Author: Rita Elaine Silver

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441150776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Teachers in any subject area must have a basic understanding of how language is learned and used in educational contexts because language impacts teaching and learning across all subjects. This book is written specifically for those teachers and teacher traineeslearning to teach who want to know more about language learning and use in educational contexts and, especially, those who care about the social implications of language in education. Chapters address crucial questions that teachers must address: How is language structured? How is language learned at home and in school, by first, second and bilingual language learners? How is language used in classrooms to shape learning? How does language vary in different regions and due to social characteristics of users? How can language be used to make meaning in different modes (oral/written) and contexts? How do language policies intersect with education policies, and how do these impact teachers? The chapters are full of examples of language use in educational contexts to help readers understand language in action. The examples not only highlight key points, they also provide opportunities for readers to deepen their understanding by experiencing analysis of language. Each chapter closes with a discussion of relevance to educational settings and questions which can be used for in-class discussion or personal reflection. Suggestions for further readings and online viewing are included, and a comprehensive companion website is available
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Text and Context

Text and Context

The papers in this volume, stemming from the Fourth Annual conference of the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, explore the relationships between form and meaning in language use.

Author: Claire J. Kramsch

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015025203178

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 286

View: 210

The papers in this volume, stemming from the Fourth Annual conference of the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, explore the relationships between form and meaning in language use.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Handbook of Language Teaching

The Handbook of Language Teaching

Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, this Handbook is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide to language teaching.

Author: Michael H. Long

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444350029

Category: Education

Page: 824

View: 807

Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, this Handbook is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide to language teaching. A comprehensive reference work on language teaching, which combines the latest research findings, coverage of core topics, and examples of teaching experience from a variety of languages and settings Provides a unique breadth of coverage, including: the psycholinguistic underpinnings of language learning; social, political, and educational contexts; program design; materials writing and course design; teaching and testing; teacher education; and assessment and evaluation Offers a balanced evaluation of the major positions and approaches, including examining the increasingly important social and political context of language teaching Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors from a dozen different countries; English is only one of the many languages used as examples throughout the volume
Categories: Education

Understanding Spoken English

Understanding Spoken English

This book is designed to help students of English understand spoken language as it is encountered in everyday business and social situations in English speaking environments around the world.

Author: Susan Boyer

Publisher: Boyer Educational Resources

ISBN: 9781877074110

Category: English language

Page: 275

View: 821

This book is designed to help students of English understand spoken language as it is encountered in everyday business and social situations in English speaking environments around the world. It provides information about the social and business conventions of spoken English such as, changing the topic of conversation, agreeing and disagreeing politely, checking meaning, giving feedback and making 'small talk'.
Categories: English language

Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts

Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts

No longer is linguistic understanding enough, but the language learner should understand content as a context of meaning. As Claire Kramsch (1993) states: ...

Author: Romanowski, Piotr

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522581291

Category: Education

Page: 323

View: 740

While research into intercultural teaching has grown exponentially during the past two decades, the research has primarily resorted to the use of quantitative data collection instruments and the interpretation of scores calculated through them. As such, studies in the field can seem somewhat decontextualized, ignoring in some cases setting-specific parameters. Therefore, further study is needed to bring together theory, research, and practice demonstrating how this teaching is reflected in research design and how it is undertaken in different settings. Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts is an essential reference source that provides a series of rich insights into the way intercultural education is practiced in numerous international contexts and showcases practical examples of teaching situations and classroom activities that demonstrate its impact within the classroom. Featuring research on topics such as higher education, multilingualism, and professionalism, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, administrators, professionals, academicians, and students seeking pedagogical guidance on intercultural teaching.
Categories: Education

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Michael Levy addresses this shortcoming, setting CALL work into a context, both historical and interdisciplinary. He is the first person in the field to consider CALL as a body of work.

Author: Michael Levy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019823631X

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 910

Gives a comprehensive overview of the field including historical and interdisciplinary perspectives. Looks at the relationship between the theory and application of Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Describes how the computer is conceptualized as both tutor and tool, and discusses the implications for computer programming, language teaching, and learning. So far the development of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has been fragmented. The points of departure for CALL projects have been enormously varied, and when the projects have been written up, they rarely refer to those that have gone before. Michael Levy addresses this shortcoming, setting CALL work into a context, both historical and interdisciplinary. He is the first person in the field to consider CALL as a body of work. He also aims to identify themes and patterns of development that relate contemporary CALL to earlier projects. The author goes on to explore how CALL practitioners have conceptualized the use of the computer in language teaching and learning. He achieves this through a detailed review of the literature, and through the results of an international CALL Survey, where key CALL practitioners from 18 countries respond to questions on aspects of CALL materials development. Drawn from this rich source of information on actual CALL practice, Michael Levy analyses and expands on a tutor-tool framework. He shows this to be of value for a better understanding of methodology, integration of CALL into the curriculum, the role of the teacher and learner, and evaluation.
Categories: Computers

Contexts of Competence

Contexts of Competence

Contexts of Competence: Social and Cultural Considerations in Commu nicative Language Teaching explores the relationship between context and com petence from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Author: Margie Berns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015019629958

Category: Education

Page: 185

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The introduction of communicative competence as the goal of second and for eign language teaching has led to recognition of the role of context in language learning and use. As communicative competence is defined by the social and cultural contexts in which it is used, no single communicative competence can serve as the goal and model for all learners. This recognition has had an impact on program design and materials development. One significant change is that the choice of a teaching method is no longer the primary concern. Instead, the first step for the program designer is becoming familiar with the social and cultural features of the context of the language being taught. This includes a consideration of the uses speakers make of the language, their reasons for using it, and their attitudes toward it. Contexts of Competence: Social and Cultural Considerations in Commu nicative Language Teaching explores the relationship between context and com petence from a theoretical and practical perspective. Its audience is applied linguists in general and language teaching practitioners in particular. The overall aim of its five chapters is to provide a framework for consideration of various contexts of language learning and use and to guide the implementation and development of models of communicative language teaching that are responsive to the context-specific needs of learners.
Categories: Education

Interaction Language Use and Second Language Teaching

Interaction  Language Use  and Second Language Teaching

This book presents a view of human language as social interaction, illustrating its implications for language learning and second language teaching. // The volume advocates for researchers, practitioners, and administrators to rethink and ...

Author: Thorsten Huth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000177916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 972

This book presents a view of human language as social interaction, illustrating its implications for language learning and second language teaching. // The volume advocates for researchers, practitioners, and administrators to rethink and reconceptualize an understanding of language beyond that of the written word to one encompassing social and interactional activity built on co-construction, collaboration, and negotiation. The book emphasizes the ways in which this view of language can shed light on the language learning process as one which draws on discrete linguistic units and constructions in conjunction with a range of temporal, sequential, and embodied resources across a variety of social contexts. In turn, these insights prompt further reflection and discussion on their implications for advancing second language teaching practice. // This book will be key reading for scholars interested in second language teaching research, as well as active second language teachers and language program administrators.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stylistics in a Second Language Context

Stylistics in a Second Language Context

The author feels that the judicious use of approaches suggested in stylistics would help second language students to judge things for themselves in a context not naturally attuned to the underlyng assumptions of that likterature.

Author: Rubina Kamran

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440136146

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 160

In most institutions, thee study of second language literary works has become a dead exercise of learning facts, figures and critical opinions about those works. The author feels that the judicious use of approaches suggested in stylistics would help second language students to judge things for themselves in a context not naturally attuned to the underlyng assumptions of that likterature. These 'things' would include the use of language, thus helping the ESL learner to develop an understanding of the dynamics of the language
Categories: Education

Englishes in Multilingual Contexts

Englishes in Multilingual Contexts

The chapters in this volume allow readers to develop a broad understanding of the issues around language variation and to recognise pedagogical implications of this work in multilingual contexts.

Author: Ahmar Mahboob

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401788707

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 480

The chapters in this volume allow readers to develop a broad understanding of the issues around language variation and to recognise pedagogical implications of this work in multilingual contexts. The authors explore how variations in Englishes around the world relate to issues in English language teaching and learning. The English language has always existed alongside other languages. However, the last 200 years have shown a dramatic increase in the range, extent and context of contact between English and other languages. As a result of this contact, we find marked variations in Englishes around the world. The first part includes chapters of importance in studying English language variation in the context of education. The second part builds on an understanding of variation and identifies pedagogical possibilities that respect language variation and yet empower English language learners in diverse contexts.
Categories: Education

Unity and Diversity in Language Use

Unity and Diversity in Language Use

The papers in this collection, drawn from the 34th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, reflect a number of different perspectives within the field of applied linguistics at the start of the twenty-first ...

Author: Kristyan Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826478740

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The papers in this collection, drawn from the 34th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, reflect a number of different perspectives within the field of applied linguistics at the start of the twenty-first century. While addressing the theme of unity and diversity, each paper prompts critical reflection on tensions within the discipline between stability and change, consensus and controversy, similarity and variation. The interpretation of language use is broad and varied, taking both macro- and micro-perspectives. Topics addressed range from issues of global communication in a world of shifting demographies and technological advances to analyses of specific contexts of interaction, both professional and personal. Contexts of language use frequently coincide with settings of language acquisition, both within and beyond the language classroom, and this opens up discussion of the focus, scope and appropriateness of research stances in applied linguistics and practices in language pedagogy. Futhermore, variation is considered from a number of social-cultural, gender-related, linguistic and discourse perspectives, calling into question terminology, definitions and the nature of evidence at the heart of applied linguistic theory and practice.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines