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Aspiring to be Global Language and Social Change in a Tourism Village in China

Author: Shuang Gao | Hardback | 9781788922753

This book makes a novel contribution to the sociolinguistics of globalization by examining the dynamics between language and social change in the tourism destination of West Street, Yangshuo, China. The author makes use of multiple sources, including ethnographic interviews, tourist literature, public signage and policy documents, to exa…

Critical Reflections on Research Methods Power and Equity in Complex Multilingual Contexts

Edited by: Doris S. Warriner, Martha Bigelow | Paperback | 9781788922548

This book explores the challenges and opportunities involved in conducting research with members of immigrant, refugee and other minoritized communities. Through first-hand reflective accounts, contributors explore community-based collaborative work, and suggest important implications for applied linguistics, educational research and ant…

Investigating Content and Language Integrated Learning Insights from Swedish High Schools

Edited by: Liss Kerstin Sylvén | Paperback | 9781788922401

This book provides a rich and unique longitudinal account of content and language integrated learning (CLIL). The chapters report on the findings from a large-scale, three-year research project undertaken at senior high school level in Sweden.…

Early Instructed Second Language Acquisition Pathways to Competence

Edited by: Joanna Rokita-Jaskow, Melanie Ellis | Paperback | 9781788922494

This book provides a holistic overview of what leads to success in foreign language learning at an early age and deepens our understanding of early foreign language learning. The studies use an array of methodological approaches to research learners aged between three and ten, as well as their parents and teachers, in instructional, mini…

English-Medium Instruction and Pronunciation Exposure and Skills Development

Author: Karin Richter | Hardback | 9781788922456

This book offers new insights into the language gains of adult learners enrolled in an English-medium instruction (EMI) degree programme. It provides longitudinal empirical evidence of the phonological gains of the learners; discusses which individual factors contribute to the changes in the learners’ pronunciation and investigates…

Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language

Author: Monica Karlsson | Hardback | 9781788922364

The comprehension, retention and production of idiomatic expressions is one of the most difficult areas of the lexicon for second language (L2) learners, even very advanced students, to master. This book investigates this under-researched and interesting aspect of language acquisition, shedding light on both conventional uses of idiomati…

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Understanding the Language of Our Daily Lives

This month we are publishing Critical Inquiries in the Sociolinguistics of Globalization edited by Tyler Andrew Barrett and Sender Dovchin. In this post the editors talk about what inspired them to put the book together. The contemporary world is full of different languages. These languages are everywhere: Signage, advertisements, popular culture, social media, streets, classrooms, offices, … Continue reading Understanding the Language of Our Daily Lives

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