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    Conversation: From Description to Pedagogy (Cambridge Language Teaching Library) (Paperback) By (author) Diane Slade, By (author) Scott G. Thornbury

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    DescriptionThis book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its implications for the ELT classroom. After a general overview and definition of conversation it provides the reader with a systematic description of conversational English, from the vocabulary of conversation, to grammar, discourse and genre. This is followed by an informed account of the development of conversation in both first and second language acquisition. It then describes a range of methodological approaches, procedures and techniques for teaching conversation in English. On this basis, an integrated approach to the teaching of conversation is provided, along with practical classroom applications.


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    Title
    Conversation
    Subtitle
    From Description to Pedagogy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diane Slade, By (author) Scott G. Thornbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 580 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521891165
    ISBN 10: 0521891167
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27240
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ELT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: ELX
    DC21: 428.24
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Libri: I-LF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FOR007000
    BIC subject category V2: EBA
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 371.1022
    BIC subject category V2: EBAL
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 371.102/2
    LC classification: P95.45 .T49 2006
    Thema V1.0: CJC, CJA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Scott Thornbury is Associate Professor on the MA TESOL program at the New School in New York, and has an MA (TEFL) from the University of Reading. His previous experience includes teaching and training in Egypt, UK, Spain and in his native New Zealand. He has written extensively on areas of language and methodology and is currently the series editor of the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers.