Reflections on Language and Language Learning

Reflections on Language and Language Learning : In honour of Arthur van Essen

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In Reflections on Language and Language Learning: In honour of Arthur van Essen, thirty-one leading language scholars and educational linguists in the Netherlands and abroad with whom over the years Professor van Essen, one of the grandees of applied linguistics, has collaborated provide original essays and studies which discuss the most recent insights and trends in the fields of linguistics and foreign language teaching. While interdisciplinary in scope, the volume encompasses theoretical advances in (educational) linguistic thinking; for example, the perceptive articles written by Michael Byram, Christopher N. Candlin, Natalia Gvishiani, Peter Jordens, Jan Koster, Leo van Lier, and Bondi Sciarone - as well as a sample of the latest methodological developments in areas such as ELT, LSP, and content-based language teaching; cases in point are the useful contributions by Jeanine Deen & Hilde Hacquebord, Michael Goethals, Paul Meara & Ignacio Rodriguez Sanchez, Rosamond Mitchell & Christopher Brumfit, and Uta Thurmer.show more

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  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 640g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111180
  • 9781588111180

Table of contents

1. Language and language learning: An introduction; 2. Arthur van Essen: as seen by another professional, the late W. R. Lee OBE MA PHD; 3. List of Arthur van Essen's publications; 4. List of Contributors; 5. Part One. History of Linguistics; 6. 1. Linguistics, historicism and the humanities (by Koster, Jan); 7. 2. The man who knew too much: J. M. Hoogvliet as a teacher and theoretician of language (by Noordegraaf, Jan); 8. 3. Applied linguistics, old and new (by Sciarone, Bondi); 9. 4. Karl Buhler's child psychology: Methodological preliminaries (by Vonk, Frank J.M.); 10. Part Two: Essays; 11. 5. An exploration of the art and science debate in language education (by Block, David); 12. 6. Phonology, lexical semantics and syntax in aphasia and natural language acquisition in adulthood (by Bastiaanse, Roelien); 13. 7. Language teaching as political action (by Byram, Michael); 14. 8. How's this for fun?: The role of humour in the ELT classroom and ELT teaching materials (by Medgyes, Peter); 15. 9. Identity and differentiation of the lexicon through language corpora (by Gvishiani, Natalia); 16. 10. ESP - a variety of English and/or a type of language course? (by Thurmer, Uta); 17. 11. Categorising in discourse: The case of Dutch ander (by Ensink, Titus); 18. 12. SVOV in German and Dutch: Interface between discourse prominence and subject identification as a parsing requirement (by Abraham, Werner); 19. Part Three: Studies; 20. 13. Literacy in Dutch of poorly schooled adult immigrants from the Netherlands Antilles (by Berenst, Jan); 21. 14. Medical discourse as professional and institutional action: Challenges to teaching and researching languages for special purposes (by Candlin, Christopher N.); 22. 15. Content- and language-integrated learning, culture of education and learning theories (by Van de Craen, Piet); 23. 16. Content-based language teaching: Language in the mathematics classroom (by Deen, J.Y.); 24. 17. Theoretical approaches to second-language learner varieties (by Jordens, Peter); 25. 18. The role of form in language learning (by Lier, Leo van); 26. 19. A methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of vocabulary treatments (by Meara, Paul); 27. 20. The place of knowledge about language in the mother tongue and foreign language curriculum (by Mitchell, Rosamond); 28. Part Four: Reports; 29. 21. Towards an alphabetical grammar of Modern Israeli Hebrew (by Bekkum, Wout J. van); 30. 22. The use of word frequency data in the teaching of English as an alternative/additional language: Reflections on recent EET-list experience and experiments (by Goethals, Michael); 31. 23. Helping advanced EFL learners improve their written English through self-correction tasks (by Kouraogo, Pierre); 32. 24. A web-based foreign-language assistant (by Nerbonne, John); 33. 25. Subject didactics as the science of the foreign-language teaching profession (by Simensen, Aud Marit); 34. Indexshow more