Academic Listening

Academic Listening : Research Perspectives

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A collection of original papers by researchers working in the field which comprehensively addresses the area of second language academic listening. This collection of original papers comprehensively addresses the area of second language academic listening. The papers are grouped under five broad headings. The first section provides an overview of research relevant to second language lecture comprehension. The second analyses aspects of the cognitive processes involved in listening comprehension. In the third section, the object of the comprehension process is examined, and in the fourth, ethnographic approaches are explored by extending the concept of listening comprehension to place it in the wider context of 'the culture of learning'. In the final section, the theory of second language listening comprehension is related to practical pedagogic concerns. Each section is preceded by an accessible introduction and the book as a whole provides detailed coverage of important aspects of academic listening phenomena.show more

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  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139525018
  • 9781139525015

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List of contributors; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction John Flowerdew; Part I. Background: 1. Research of relevance to second language lecture comprehension - an overview John Flowerdew; Part II. The Second Language Academic Listening Process: 2. Expectation-driven understanding in information systems lecture comprehension Steve Tauroza and Desmond Allison; 3. The effects of rhetorical signaling cues on the recall of English lecture information by speakers of English as a native or second language Patricia A. Dunkel and James N. Davis; 4. Second language listening comprehension note-taking Craig Chaudron, Lester Loschky and Janice Cook; 5. On-line summaries as representations of lecture understanding Michael Rost; Part III. Discourse of Academic Lectures: 6. Topic identification in lecture discourse Christa Hansen; 7. Variations in the discourse patterns favoured by different disciplines and their pedagogical implications Tony Dudley-Evans; 8. University lectures - macro-structures and micro-features Lynne Young; Part IV. Ethnography of Second Language Lectures: 9. Lecture listening in an ethnographic perspective Malcolm J. Benson; 10. By dint of: student and lecturer perceptions of lecture comprehension strategies in first-term graduate study Abelle Mason; 11. Visual and verbal messages in the engineering lecture: notetaking by postgraduate L2 students Philip King; Part V. Pedagogic Applications: 12. Evaluating lecture comprehension Christa Hansen and Christine Jensen; 13. Training lecturers for international audiences Tony Lynch; Conclusion John Flowerdew; Index.show more

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'Academic Listening is an outstanding resource for researchers and teachers interested in L2 lecture comprehension. Flowerdew has clearly accomplished what he set out to do: "fill the gap" in the EAP literature with an up-to-date collection of studies which examine important issues in L2 listening comprehension from a variety of research perspectives.' English for Specific Purposes, 1997show more

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