Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning

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Overview

This book identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. The paperback edition identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. It addresses the impact of culture on learning to interact, speak, construct meaning, and write in a second language, while staying within the sociocultural paradigms specific to a particular language and its speakers. By providing a comprehensive introduction to research from other disciplines on the interaction between language and culture, this volume offers an important contribution to the field of second language acquisition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521644907
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editors' preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Culture in research and second language pedagogy
I Culture, Interaction, and Learning
Ch. 1 Not to waste words or students: Confucian and Socratic discourse in the tertiary classroom
Ch. 2 Second culture acquisition: Cognitive considerations
Ch. 3 Developing nonnative speaker skills in interpreting conversational implicatures in English: Explicit Teaching can ease the process
II Culture and Second Language Writing
Ch. 4 Culture, context, and writing
Ch. 5 Objectivity and credibility in L1 and L2 academic writing
Ch. 6 Representing culture in the ESL writing classroom
III Culture and Second Language Teaching Materials
Ch. 7 A prosaics of interaction: The development of interactional competence in another language
Ch. 8 Some issues in the teaching of pragmatic competence
Ch. 9 Teachers and students learning about requests in Hong Kong
Ch. 10 Cultural codes for calls: The use of commercial television in teaching culture in the classroom
Ch. 11 Cultural mirrors: Materials and methods in the EFL classroom
References
Index
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