Intercultural Language Use and Language Learning

Editors: Alcon Soler, Eva, Safont Jorda, Maria Pilar (Eds.)

  • Includes well known names in applied linguistics
  • Contains original empirical studies dealing with ELF and bilingual learners
  • Up-to-date discussion of intercultural theory and research
  • Links intercultural research to language learning and teaching
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This volume attempts to address an issue that deserves further attention on the part of language acquisition researchers: that of intercultural learners in instructed language contexts. Given the fact that most speech communities where such learning takes place are at least bilingual, and the idea that English is studied for the purposes of communication among people from different cultures, the book focuses on English learners as intercultural speakers. In so doing, the volume brings together three main research areas: those of the study of English as a lingua franca, the development of communicative competence and the use and acquisition of a language beyond a second one in instructed contexts.

This book is for researchers with an interest in the field of second/foreign language acquisition and use, scholars examining learner variables in instructional contexts, and scholars adopting a sociolinguistic perspective in the study of oral discourse and languages in contact.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • What Is an ‘Intercultural Speaker’?

    Juliane House

    Pages 7-21

  • Linguistic Unity and Cultural Diversity in Europe: Implications for Research on English Language and Learning

    Eva Alcón Soler

    Pages 23-39

  • Rethinking the Role of Communicative Competence in Language Teaching

    Marianne Celce-Murcia

    Pages 41-57

  • Dealing with Intercultural Communicative Competence in the Foreign Language Classroom

    Maria José Coperías Aguilar

    Pages 59-78

  • A Role for English as Lingua Franca in the Foreign Language Classroom?

    Anne Ife

    Pages 79-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Language Use and Language Learning
Editors
  • Eva Alcon Soler
  • Maria Pilar Safont Jorda
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5639-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5639-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5635-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5636-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 288
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