Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes

Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes

by Hugo Bowles, Paul Seedhouse
     
 

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Research into the relationship between conversation analysis (CA) and different areas of applied linguistics is increasing rapidly. The aim of this volume is to show how conversation analysis can make a significant contribution to the teaching of spoken language for specific purposes (LSP) and to provide a firm foundation for future research and practice in this

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Research into the relationship between conversation analysis (CA) and different areas of applied linguistics is increasing rapidly. The aim of this volume is to show how conversation analysis can make a significant contribution to the teaching of spoken language for specific purposes (LSP) and to provide a firm foundation for future research and practice in this area. The first-ever collection in this area, the volume provides a theoretical and methodological framework for applying CA to LSP, as well as a series of illustrations of practical applications of CA in specific domains including interpreting, journalism, service encounters, academic discourse and the language classroom. The chapters in this collection are all written by CA practitioners with experience in the teaching of language for specific purposes and will appeal to researchers and students in applied linguistics and the social sciences, particularly those working in LSP teaching and teacher training.

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From the Publisher
«Bowles & Seedhouse’s book makes a convincing argument for the need to raise awareness amongst LSP teachers and learners of conversation as more than just information flow from one speaker to another. All articles in the book admirably pursue the same goal in showing how an integration of sequential analysis enriches our understanding of language teaching and learning. The book is therefore required reading for every teacher interested in speaking skills and conversation competence.» (Beatrice Szczepek Reed, The Linguist)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783034300452
Publisher:
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date:
05/07/2009
Series:
Linguistic Insights Series: Studies in Language and Communication, #63
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: Hugo Bowles is associate professor of English at the University of Rome «Tor Vergata», where he runs the English language programmes and teaches English linguistics and discourse analysis at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research and publications are mostly in the areas of specialised discourse, particularly legal and medical communication, language pedagogy and LSP, and he is currently researching genre and conversation analysis and their applications to LSP teaching.
Paul Seedhouse is Professor in Educational and Applied Linguistics in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK. His monograph The Interactional Architecture of the Language Classroom: A CA Perspective was published in 2004. He also co-edited the collections Applying Conversation Analysis (2005) and Language Learning and Teaching as Social Interaction (2007).

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