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Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning

Ed. by Knapp, Karlfried / Seidlhofer, Barbara

Together with Widdowson, Henry

Series:Handbooks of Applied Linguistics [HAL] 6


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    Publication Date:
    December 2009
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    Aims and Scope

    This volume focuses on how far the policies, principles and practices of foreign language teaching and learning are, or can be, informed by theoretical considerations and empirical findings from the linguistic disciplines. Part I deals with the nature of foreign language learning in general, while Part II explores issues arising from linguistic, socio-political, cultural and cognitive perspectives. Part III and IV then consider the different factors that have to be taken into account in designing the foreign language subject and the various approaches to pedagogy that have been proposed. Part V finally addresses questions concerning assessment of learner proficiency and the evaluation of courses designed to promote it.

    Key features:

    • provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of foreign language communication and learning
    • presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field
    • offers solutionsto everyday language-related problems
    • with contributions from renowned experts

    Supplementary Information


    xxi, 730 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    Applied Linguistics; Foreign Language Teaching; International and Intercultural Communication

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    Karlfried Knapp, University of Erfurt, Germany; Barbara Seidlhofer and
    Henry Widdowson, University of Vienna, Austria.

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