Teaching and Researching Speaking

Teaching and Researching Speaking

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Now in its third edition, Teaching and Researching Speaking provides an overview of the main approaches to researching spoken language and the practical application of these to teaching, classroom materials, and assessment. The book presents the history and current practices of teaching and researching speaking through the lens of much bigger theoretical issues about the object of study in linguistics, social attitudes to the spoken form, and the relationships between spoken and written language. A unique feature of the book is the way it both clearly explains the nature of speaking and how it is researched and puts it into the context of a readable and holistic overview of language theory. This new edition is fully updated and revised to reflect the latest on classroom materials and oral assessment as well as innovations in conversation analysis; the resources section is brought up to date with new media and currently available networks, online corpora, and mobile applications. This book is designed for students in applied linguistics, English Language teachers, teacher trainers, and novice researchers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 376.48g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 10 black & white tables
  • 1138911755
  • 9781138911758
  • 1,108,644

About Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca Hughes is Director of Education at the British Council and Honorary Chair of Applied Linguistics and International Education at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. Beatrice Szczepek Reed is Reader in Education at the University of York, UK. Her research focuses on natural talk-in-interaction, specifically the sound patterns of language and the musical aspects of speech.show more

Table of contents

Section I. Issues in teaching and researching speaking. Chapter 1: Conceptual and historical background. Chapter 2: The research space: paradigms and issues. Section II. Issues for teaching and assessing speaking. Chapter 3: Approaches, materials and the issue of 'real' speech. Chapter 4: Issues in assessing speaking. Chapter 5: Approaches to researching speech. Section III. Researching Speaking. Chapter 6: Spoken Language and the Classroom. Chapter 7: Research project ideas and frameworks. Section IV: Resources and further information. Chapter 8: Research borders and boundaries. Chapter 9: Research resources.show more