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Emerging Self-Identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning A Narrative-Oriented Approach

Author: Masuko Miyahara | Hardback | 9781783093816

This book uses a narrative-oriented approach to shed light on the processes of identity construction and development among Japanese university students of English. The research highlights the instrumental agency of individuals in responding to and acting upon the social environment, and in developing, maintaining and/or reconstructing their identit…

Language Learning, Power, Race and Identity White Men, Black Language

Author: Liz Johanson Botha | Hardback | 9781783093854

This book investigates the strategies and identities of colonials who have learned the languages of colonised people, using the context of isiXhosa in South Africa. While power in language learning research has traditionally focused on the powerful native speaker and the relatively disempowered learner, this book studies the inverse, where elites a…

Developing Interactional Competence in a Japanese Study Abroad Context

Author: Naoko Taguchi | Paperback | 9781783093717

In the process of second language acquisition, the ability to interact effectively is critical. But what does it mean to be interactively competent? This book addresses this question by presenting research on the development of interactional competence among learners of Japanese as a second language.…

Interactional Categorization and Gatekeeping Institutional Encounters with Otherness

Author: Louise Tranekjær | Hardback | 9781783093670

This book is about categorization processes in native/non-native workplace interaction, within the context of internship interviews between Danish employers and second language speakers who were born abroad. In this volume, which is one of the first books on gatekeeping, Tranekjær seeks to address processes of power and ideology from a convers…

Creative Composition Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction

Edited by: Danita Berg, Lori A. May | Paperback | 9781783093625

For decades theorists have opined that the lines between creative writing and composition need to be lifted, yet little has been written about the pedagogical methods that allow a cohesive approach between the disciplines. This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways cr…

Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition and Processing

Edited by: Zhisheng (Edward) Wen, Mailce Borges Mota, Arthur McNeill | Paperback | 9781783093571

This unique volume offers a comprehensive discussion of essential theoretical and methodological issues concerning the pivotal role of working memory in second language learning and processing. The collection opens with a foreword and introductory theoretical chapters written by leading figures in the field of cognitive psychology.…

Assessing Multilingual Children Disentangling Bilingualism from Language Impairment

Edited by: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Jan de Jong, Natalia Meir | Paperback | 9781783093113

Second language learners often produce language forms resembling those of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). At present, professionals working in language assessment and education have only limited diagnostic instruments to distinguish language impaired migrant children from those who will eventually catch up with their monolingual p…

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K is for Korea. Korea is one of several countries where we have a local representative. For customers living in Korea, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean we have representatives in place who are able to source our books for customers in these territories. We hope that this international […]

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