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Title Language teaching : integrational linguistic approaches / edited by Michael Toolan
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2009


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Description viii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Routledge advances in communication and lingustic theory ; 6
Routledge advances in communication and linguistic theory ; 6
Contents Introduction: Language Teaching and Integrational Linguistics / Michael Toolan -- Ch. 1. Implicit and Explicit Language Teaching / Roy Harris -- Ch. 2. Learning to Write: Integrational Linguistics and the Indian Subcontinent / Rukmini Bhaya Nair -- Ch. 3. Language Learning, Grammar, and Integrationism / Daniel R. Davis -- Ch. 4. Grammaticality and the English Teacher in Hong Kong: An Integrationist Analysis / Christopher Hutton -- Ch. 5. Integrationism, New Media Art and Learning to Read Arabic / Sally Pryor -- Ch. 6. Teaching a Foreign Language: A Tentative Enterprise / Edda Weigand -- Ch. 7. Assessing Students Writing: Just More Grubby Verbal Hygiene? / Michael Toolan -- Ch. 8. Integrational Linguistics and Language Teaching / Charles Owen
Summary "This book demonstrates the relevance of an integrational linguistic perspective to a practical, real-world need, namely the learning of languages. Integrational linguisticsѫ shunning of both realist and structuralist theories of language, its commitment to an unwavering attention to the perspective of the language user, and its adherence to a semiology in which signs are the situated products of interactants interpretive behaviour, mean that it radically reconceptualizes language learning and language teaching. Detractors have implied that IL is so ѵphilosophicalѫ or ѵtheoreticalѫ an exercise that it has no useful bearing on the practical problems of language learning. These papers refute that misconception by demonstrating how an IL stance can help disentangle the conflicting considerations and contradictory assumptions that arise in a host of language teaching situations: first, second- and foreign-language classrooms in a diversity of settings (including India, Australia, the United States, and Hong Kong), with different age-groups of students, whether the focus is on speech or writing, and in more informal settings."--Publisher's website
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language acquisition.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching.
Author Toolan, Michael J.
LC no. 2008034970
ISBN 0415957532 (hbk.)
9780415957533 (hbk.)