Language Learning in New English Contexts: Studies of Acquisition and Development

Language Learning in New English Contexts: Studies of Acquisition and Development

By: Rita Elaine Silver (editor), Dr. Christine C. M. Goh (editor), Lubna Alsagoff (editor)Hardback

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This title examines economic, social and political factors influencing language education, and presents a global perspective on English language acquisition. This book is dedicated to the exploration of English language acquisition and development outside of the largely monolingual environments of North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. Specifically, the studies investigate different facets of English language learning in Singapore, and use this experience to forge connections with other New English contexts.Using empirical data drawn from a range of language classrooms, the contributors emphasise the place of education within a global framework of English language learning. In so doing they examine economic, social and political factors influencing language education, and present a refreshingly global perspective on English language acquisition. This comprehensive examination of language learning in New English contexts will be of interest to researchers in applied linguistics and world Englishes.

About Author

Rita Elaine Silver is Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Christine C M Goh is Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Lubna Alsagoff is Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Contents

Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; 1.English Acquisition and Development in Multilingual Singapore, Rita E. Silver (National Institute of Education, Singapore), Christine G. Goh (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and Lubna Alsagoff (National Institute of Education, Singapore).; 2. Learning English in Singapore: Pronunciation Targets and Norms, Madalena Cruz-Ferreira.; 3. Talking Beyond the Here-and-Now: Preschoolers' Use of Decontextualized Language, Christine G. Goh (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and Grace Ho Li Jun (North Spring Primary School).; 4. Listening Strategies of Singaporean Primary Pupils, Peter Y Gu (Victoria University of Wellington), Guangwei Hu (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and Lawrence J. Zhang (National Institute of Education, Singapore).; 5. East Asian Architecture: Scaffolding in a Singaporean English Classroom, Viniti Vaish (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and Chitra Shegar (Nanyang Technological University).; 6. "What happen to your tenses?"-, Paul Doyle (National Institute of Education, Singapore).; 7. Metaphorizaton in Singaporean Student Writing, Libo Guo (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and Huaquing Hong (National Institute of Education, Singapore).; 8. Development of Tense and Aspect in Singapore English, Lubna Alsagoff (National Institute of Education, Singapore), Dennis Yap (Zhenghua Secondary School) and Violet Yip (Yu Neng Primary School).; 9. The Contribution of Process Drama to Improved Results in English Oral Communication, Madonna Stinson (National Institute of Education, Singapore) and Kelly Freebody (University of Sydney).; 10. A Profile of an Adolescent Reader in Singapore: The Literacy "Repertoire" of the Reading Habit in Third Space, Wendy Bokhorst-Heng and Jeanne Wolf (Tsuda College). Afterword, Courtney Cazden; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826498458
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780826498458
  • ISBN10: 0826498450

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