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A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education

by John E. Petrovic

This provocative defense of language diversity works through the strengths and weaknesses of liberal political theory to inform language policy. The book presents the argument that policy must occupy the space...


Language Policy in Higher Education: The Case of Medium-Sized Languages

by F. Xavier Vila Moreno & Vanessa Bretxa

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge...


Theorizing and Analyzing Agency in Second Language Learning: Interdisciplinary Approaches

by Ping Deters, Dr. Xuesong (Andy) Gao, Elizabeth R. Miller & Gergana Vitanova

This book showcases how language learner agency can be understood and researched from varying perspectives by providing, for the first time, a collection of diverse approaches in one volume. The volume is organised...


Consciousness and Second Language Learning

by John Truscott

This book explores the place of consciousness in second language learning. It offers extensive background information on theories of consciousness and provides a detailed consideration of both the nature of...


Pronunciation in EFL Instruction: A Research-Based Approach

by Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska

In view of recent debates on the global spread of English and its international lingua franca role, what pronunciation models are appropriate for millions of EFL learners? Which aspects of English phonetics...


Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers

by Julia Irwin & Dina Moore

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers will not only familiarize anyone who reads to young children with the essentials of promoting early and emerging...


Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning

by Zoltan Dornyei, Dr. Peter D. MacIntyre & Alastair Henry

This landmark volume offers a collection of conceptual papers and empirical research studies that investigate the dynamics of language learning motivation from a complex dynamic systems perspective. The contributors...


Challenging the Monolingual Mindset

by Prof. John Hajek & Yvette Slaughter

This volume illustrates the distinctive and interconnected use of languages in increasingly diversified communities, examining a range of multilingual contexts, including post-migration settlement, language...


Discontinuity in Second Language Acquisition: The Switch Between Statistical and Grammatical Learning

by Stefano Rastelli

With a particular focus on the morphosyntactic features of second language, this book discusses the idea that language acquisition is a discontinuous and 'quantized' process and thus that some items might be...


The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education: Opportunities and Challenges

by Dr. Jean Conteh & Gabriela Meier

Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the 'multilingual turn' in languages education...


The Impact of Self-Concept on Language Learning

by Kata Csizer & Michael Magid

This edited volume seeks to highlight the effects of self-concept on L2 learning and teaching by considering a wide range of theories as well as their practical application. The book is divided into four sections...


Measuring L2 Proficiency: Perspectives from Sla

by Pascale Leclercq, Amanda Edmonds & Heather Hilton

The creation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has given rise to interest and debate among policy makers, testers, teachers and researchers alike in the reliability and feasibility...


The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making

by Elizabeth R. Miller

This book is the first to explore the constitution of language learner agency by drawing on performativity theory, an approach that remains on the periphery of second language research. Though many scholars...


Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

by Dr. ZhaoHong Han

Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate...


Understanding Language Use in the Classroom: A Linguistic Guide for College Educators

by Susan J. Behrens

It is clear that a proper understanding of what academic English is and how to use it is crucial for success in college, and yet students face multiple obstacles in acquiring this new 'code', not least that...


Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, PreK-12

by Kathryn L. Bauserman, Linda E. Martin, Diana J. Quatroche & Sherry Kragler et al.

This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD) and addresses practical issues in implementation. Leading authorities describe innovative practices...


Rethinking Language and Culture in Japanese Education: Beyond the Standard

by Shinji Sato & Neriko Musha Doerr

How does language or culture come to be standardized to the degree that it is considered 'homogeneous'? How does teaching language relate to such standardization processes? How can teaching be mindful of the...


Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition

by Prof. Vivian Cook & Prof. David Singleton

This textbook offers an introductory overview of eight hotly-debated topics in second language acquisition research. It offers a glimpse of how SLA researchers have tried to answer common questions about second...


Multilingual Universities in South Africa: Reflecting Society in Higher Education

by Dr. Liesel Hibbert & Christa van der Walt

Focusing on the use of African languages in higher education, this book showcases South African higher education practitioners' attempts to promote a multilingual ethos in their classes. It is a first-time overview...


Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics

by Rémi A. van Compernolle

The book outlines a framework for teaching second language pragmatics grounded in Vygotskian sociocultural psychology. The framework focuses on the appropriation of sociopragmatic concepts as psychological tools...