Discourse and Context in Language Teaching: A Guide for Language Teachers / Edition 1

Discourse and Context in Language Teaching: A Guide for Language Teachers / Edition 1

by Marianne Celce-Murcia, Elite Olshtain
     
 

This book recommends that language teachers incorporate an awareness of discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they truly wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. After two introductory chapters on discourse and pragmatics, the authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge… See more details below

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This book recommends that language teachers incorporate an awareness of discourse and pragmatics in their teaching if they truly wish to implement a communicative approach in their classrooms. After two introductory chapters on discourse and pragmatics, the authors show how a discourse perspective can enhance the teaching of traditional areas of linguistic knowledge (pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary) and the teaching of language processing skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). This awareness of discourse is then carried over to curriculum development, assessment, and classroom research. With discussion questions and activities at the end of each chapter, this book can be used in methods courses or in?service training programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521648370
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Credits
Pt. 1Background
Ch. 1Introduction to Discourse Analysis2
Ch. 2Pragmatics in Discourse Analysis19
Pt. 2Language Knowledge
Ch. 3Phonology30
Ch. 4Grammar50
Ch. 5Vocabulary73
Epilogue to Part 2: Interrelationships among Language Resources99
Pt. 3Language Processing
Ch. 6Listening102
Ch. 7Reading118
Ch. 8Writing141
Ch. 9Speaking164
Epilogue to Part 3: Integration of Language Skills and Discourse Processing180
Pt. 4Implementation
Ch. 10Curriculum Design and Materials Development184
Ch. 11Assessment201
Ch. 12Discourse Training for Teachers and Learners216
Glossary235
References243
Author Index265
Subject Index269

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