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Representations of the World in Language Textbooks

Author: Karen Risager | Paperback | 9781783099542

This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for the analysis of representations of culture, society and the world in textbooks for foreign and second language learning. The framework is transferable to other kinds of learning materials and to other subjects.…

Language Teacher Psychology

Edited by: Sarah Mercer, Achilleas Kostoulas | Paperback | 9781783099443

To date, the majority of work in language learning psychology has focused on the learner. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teacher psychology.…

Dialogues with Ethnography Notes on Classics, and How I Read Them

Author: Jan Blommaert | Paperback | 9781783099498

This book persuasively argues the case that ethnography must be viewed as a full theoretical system, rather than just as a research method. Blommaert traces the influence of his reading of classic works about ethnography on his thinking, and discusses a range of authors who have influenced the development of a theoretical system of ethnography, or whose work might be productively used to develop it further.…

Third Age Learners of Foreign Languages

Edited by: Danuta Gabrys-Barker | Hardback | 9781783099405

People are increasingly reaching the so-called third age, a period when seniors search for a renewed purpose to life and spend time undertaking activities that they consider motivating, such as the learning of a foreign language. The study of language learning among aging populations has become a fast-growing area of research and this book is one of the first attempts to bring together what we know about this age group and their profil…

Fast-Forwarding with Audiovisual Translation

Edited by: Jorge Díaz Cintas, Kristijan Nikolic | Hardback | 9781783099368

This edited collection offers a rounded vision of some of the ways in which audiovisual translation (AVT) can be approached from an academic, professional and educational point of view. The studies provide a stimulating and thought-provoking account of some of the most representative themes that are currently being researched in the field of AVT, while also highlighting new directions of potential research from a cognitive perspective.…

Global Academic Publishing Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies

Edited by: Mary Jane Curry, Theresa Lillis | Paperback | 9781783099221

This book reports on the state of academic journal publishing in a range of geolinguistic contexts, including locations where pressures to publish in English have developed more recently than in other parts of the world (e.g.…

Developing Intercultural Perspectives on Language Use Exploring Pragmatics and Culture in Foreign Language Learning

Author: Troy McConachy | Paperback | 9781783099313

Many language teachers recognise the importance of integrating intercultural learning into language learning, but how this can be best achieved is not always apparent. This is particularly the case in foreign language learning contexts where teachers are working with a prescribed textbook and opportunities to use the language outside the classroom are limited.…

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