Learning, Keeping and Using Language: Volume 1 - Selected Papers from the Eighth World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Sydney, 16-21 August 1987

Learning, Keeping and Using Language: Volume 1 - Selected Papers from the Eighth World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Sydney, 16-21 August 1987

By: John Gibbons (editor), Howard Nicholas (editor), M. A. K. Halliday (editor)Hardback

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This volume contains selected papers from the Eight World Congress of Applied Linguistics held in Sydney in 1987. Volume I starts off with an overview of the field by G. Richard Tucker in which he identifies two areas: innovative language education and language education policy. The overal focus of the papers to follow focus on the individual language learner, how that individual, in given contexts or in interaction with specific others, develops a command of a first language, of two or more first languages, or of a second language, in home and in classroom settings. At the same time, cutting across these variables, there is a gradual shifting of attention from investigations of the language learning process to proposals for language teaching curricula and syllabuses.

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1. Contributors; 2. Foreword; 3. An Overview of Applied Linguistics (by Tucker, G. Richard); 4. Interaction: The Key to Communication (by Rivers, Wilga M.); 5. Part I: Learning Language; 6. Introduction; 7. Learning the Language and Learning through Language in Early Childhood (by Oldenburg, Jane); 8. Conversational Exchange between a 5- to 6-Year-Old and the Mother in a Playroom Situation (by Comeau, Judith); 9. The Role of Transfer in Simultaneous Languagae Acquisition (by Kwan-Terry, Anna); 10. A Sociolinguistic Study of Everyday Talk between Mothers and Children (by Hasan, Ruqaiya); 11. Are Mothers Really the Main Mediators of Language? (by Dopke, Susanne); 12. "Artificial" Bilingualism: Must it Fail? (by Saunders, George); 13. The "Bilingual" Child as Interlanguage Hearer: Implications for Migrant Education (by Rado, Marta); 14. Acquiring a Sense of the Story Genre: An Examination of Semantic Properties (by Pappas, Christine C.); 15. Cohesive Ties in Written Narratives: A Developmental Study with Beginning Writers (by Yde, Philip); 16. Metalinguistic Activities and the Development of the Use of Formal Register Among Elementary School Children (by Ostiguy, Luc); 17. Learning to Read in a Second Language: A Window on the Language Acquisition Process (by Wallace, Catherine); 18. The Development of genre in the Writing of Two Adolescent Lebanese Students of English as a Second Language (by Elliott, Marietta); 19. Oral and Written Language in the Educational Context (by Hammond, Jennifer); 20. Implications of Learnability Theories for Second Language Learning and Teaching (by White, Lydia); 21. On the Acquisition of Word Order Rules in Swedish as a Second Language (by Bolander, Maria); 22. A Crossover Effect in Interlanguage: Learners' Use of English Predicate Complement Constructions (by Borland, Helen); 23. A Comparison of Performance on Chinese and English Dichotic Listening Tasks by Billingual Native Mandarin Speakers (by Thomas, Lee); 24. The Language of Neurolinguistics: Principles and Perspectives in the Application of Linguistic Theory to the Neuropsychology of Language (by McKellar, Gordon Bruce); 25. Orthographic Complexity and Orthography Acquisition (by Luelsdorff, Philip A.); 26. "Process" vs. "Product" or Down with the Opposition! (by Moore, Helen); 27. Towards an Alternative Curriculum for Acquisition-Poor Environments (by Tickoo, Makhan Lal); 28. Interactive Discourse in the L2 Classroom (by DiPietro, Robert J.); 29. The Notion of Synchrony in Second Language Learning (by Gassin, June); 30. Towards Discourse-Sensitive Cloze Procedures: The Role of Lexis (by Carter, Ronald); 31. The Analysis of Sales Encounters on the Island of St. Croix: An Ethnographic Approach (by Geigel, Alma Simounet de); 32. Linguistic Difficulties in Institutional Discourse (by Ventola, Eija)

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  • publication date: 01/01/1990
  • ISBN13: 9789027220738
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9789027220738
  • weight: 820
  • ISBN10: 9027220735

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