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The Linguistic Landscape of Post-Apartheid South Africa Politics and Discourse

Author: Liesel Hibbert | Hardback | 9781783095803

The appointment of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1994 signalled the end of apartheid and transition to a new democratic constitution. This book studies discursive trends during the first twenty years of the new democracy, outlining the highlights and challenges of transforming policy, practice and discursive formations.…

Why English? Confronting the Hydra

Edited by: Pauline Bunce, Robert Phillipson, Vaughan Rapatahana, Ruanni Tupas | Hardback | 9781783095841

This book explores the ways and means by which English threatens the vitality and diversity of other languages and cultures in the modern world. Using the metaphor of the Hydra monster from ancient Greek mythology, it explores the use and misuse of English in a wide range of contexts, revealing how the dominance of English is being confr…

Reconceptualising Authenticity for English as a Global Language

Author: Richard S. Pinner | Paperback | 9781783095667

This book examines the concept of authentic English in today’s world, where cultures are in constant interaction and the English language works as a binding agent for many cross-cultural exchanges. It offers a comprehensive review of decades of debate around authenticity in language teaching and learning and attempts t…

Working Memory and Second Language Learning Towards an Integrated Approach

Author: Zhisheng (Edward) Wen | Paperback | 9781783095711

This book introduces an approach to understanding and measuring working memory components and functions in second language learning, processing and development. It presents comprehensive, thorough and updated reviews of relevant literatures from cognitive sciences and applied linguistics.…

Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching

Author: Mario E. López-Gopar | Hardback | 9781783095766

This book tells the story of a project in Mexico which aimed to decolonize primary English teaching by building on research that suggests Indigenous students are struggling in educational systems and are discriminated against by the mainstream. Led by their instructor, a group of student teachers aspired to challenge the apparent world p…

Complexity in Classroom Foreign Language Learning Motivation A Practitioner Perspective from Japan

Author: Richard J. Sampson | Hardback | 9781783095889

This book explores how complex systems theory can contribute to the understanding of classroom language learner motivation through an extended examination of one particular, situated research project. Working from the lived experience of the participants, the study describes how action research methods were used to explore the dynamic co…

Rethinking Second Language Learning Using Intergenerational Community Resources

Edited by: Marisa Cordella, Hui Huang | Paperback | 9781783095391

This book evaluates a project where formal classroom learning of a second language was supplemented with informal, natural interactions with older native speakers of the target language, delivering a number of pedagogical and societal benefits. The authors introduce a model of intergenerational, intercultural encounters which aims to pro…

English for Diplomatic Purposes

Edited by: Patricia Friedrich | Paperback | 9781783095469

English is used in diplomatic contexts worldwide, including in situations where none of the interlocutors are native-speakers. This ground-breaking volume brings together the perspectives of researchers and practitioners to discuss the needs of those using and learning English for Diplomatic Purposes.…

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Multilingual Matters at the Sociolinguistics Symposium

Earlier this month Anna and I headed to Spain for the biennial Sociolinguistics Symposium which this year was hosted by the University of Murcia.  The last symposium was such a good conference (you can read about it in our blog post here) that this one had a lot to live up to, but it certainly […]

Special offer on all our Communication Disorders titles

We are currently running a special offer on all the books in our Communication Disorders Across Languages series. Just enter the code CDAL2016 at the checkout and you will receive a 60% discount on all books and ebooks. You can see the entire list of books in the series on the series page.


Offer ends 30 April 2016.