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Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education is aimed at applied linguists who are interested in understanding more about the learning of novice teachers in their classes. The 21 studies in this volume provide information on the complexity of novice teachers’ learning and use of knowledge in a variety of applied linguistics classes such as SLA, Syntax, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, L2 Reading and Writing, Testing, and Content Based Instruction. These studies were conducted in a variety of contexts, from North and South America to Europe, Asia and Australia, and look at the preparation of teachers of English, Spanish and Chinese.
The book also includes a state-of-the-art summary of research on knowledge acquisition and use which provides applied linguists with a solid basis for developing their ideas about their students’ learning and use of the knowledge presented in their classes.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »ESL - SLA - Second language acquisition - Teaching Grammar - development - language acquisition - language classroom - language teaching
Part I: Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics
1. Researching Applied Linguistics in Language Teacher Education; Nat Bartels
2. Using Bulgarian Mini-Lessons in an SLA Course to Improve the KAL of American ESL Teachers; Maria Angelova
3. The impact on Teachers of Language Variation as a Course Component; Corony Edwards and Charles Owen
4. Integrating Language Teachers’ Discipline Knowledge in a Language Course; Josep M. Cots and Elisabet Arnó
Part II: Applied Linguistics and Changes in Teachers’ Conceptions, Attitudes and Intentions
5. Constructing Theoretical Notions of L2 Writing Through Metaphor Conceptualization; Olga S. Villamil and Maria C. M. de Guerrero
6. What’s the Use of Linguistics? Pre-Service English Teachers’ Beliefs towards Language Use and Variation; Salvatore Attardo and Steven Brown
7. The Effects of Training in Linguistics on Teaching: K-12 Teachers in White Mountain Apache Schools; Florencia Riegelhaupt and Roberto Luis Carrasco
8. What Teachers Say When They Write or Talk about Discourse Analysis; Anna Elizabeth Balocco, Gisele de Carvalho and Tania M. G. Shepherd
9. Relevance of Knowledge of Second Language Acquisition: An in-depth case study of a non-native EFL teacher; Yi-Hsuan Gloria Lo
Part III: Investigating Teachers’ Knowledge and Knowledge Use through Teacher-Like Tasks
10. Knowledge about Language and the ‘Good Language Teacher’; Stephen Andrews and Arthur McNeill
11. Pre-Service ESL Teachers’ Knowledge about Language and its Transfer to Lesson Planning; Martha H. Bigelow and Susan E. Ranney
12. What’s Phonetics Got to Do with Language Teaching? Investigating Future Teachers’ Use of Knowledge about Phonetics and Phonology; Ann E. Gregory
13. Raising Orthographic Awareness of Teachers of Chinese; Yun Xiao
Part IV: Investigating Teachers’ Use of Knowledge about Language When Teaching
14. Realisation(s):Systemic-Functional Linguistics and the Language Classroom; Anne Burns and John Knox
15. Researching the Effectiveness of Professional Development in Pragmatics; Lynda Yates and Gillian Wigglesworth
16. Why Teachers Don’t Use Their Pragmatic Awareness; Maria Cristina Lana Chavez de Castro
17. Teacher Trainees’ Explicit Knowledge of Grammar and Primary Curriculum Requirements in England; Jane Hislam and Wasyl Cajkler
18. Knowledge about Language and Testing; Clover Jones McKenzie
Part V: The Complexity of Teachers’ Knowledge about Language
19. Experience, Knowledge about Language and Classroom Practice in Teaching Grammar; Simon Borg
20. Discourse Analysis and Foreign Language Teacher Education; Julie A. Belz
21. Storytelling into Understanding Middle School Teachers Work with Text Analysis and Second Language Reading Pedagogy; Amy Cecelia Hazelrigg
22. How MA-TESOL Students Use Knowledge about Language in Teaching ESL Classes; A. Jeff Popko
23. Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education: What We Know; Nat Bartels