A Special Issue of research on Language and Social interaction
This special issue identifies three interrelated constructs--discourse, expertise, and the definition and management of risk--located in various healthcare sites: genetic counseling, nursing, and medical practice. The papers highlight the relationship between the management of risk situations and...
Published May 31st 2002 by Routledge
Series: Language In Social Life
The empirical and descriptive strengths of sociolinguistics, developed over more than 40 years of research, have not been matched by an active engagement with theory. Yet, over this time, social theorising has taken important new turns, linked in many ways to linguistic and discursive concerns....
Published May 24th 2001 by Routledge
English Language Teaching in its Social Context offers sociolinguistic, ethnographic, and social-psychological perspectives on TESOL teaching and learning and introduces the relevant literature on second language acquisition. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language...
Published November 15th 2000 by Routledge
Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices offers an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to writing in a variety of academic and professional settings. The book is composed of a series of original research-based accounts by leading authorities from a range of disciplines. The papers are linked...
Published March 17th 1999 by Routledge
A survey and analysis of second language theory discusses the development of ideas in this expanding area of language studies. It looks at the implications of these ideas and directions for future research. Contains study questions and activities as well as practical guidelines on the use of...
Published August 14th 1994 by Routledge
Language Awareness in the Classroom addresses the central educational question of the impact that explicit language knowledge has on learning and language learning.A substantial Introduction defines the issues and key concepts and relates them to contemporary educational policy and practice in...
Published December 15th 1991 by Routledge
Theory and Practice
Argues that the subjective evaluation of the product must give way to a descriptive and objective attempt to reveal the workings of the process (ie translating). Without such a shift, translation theory will continue outside the mainstream of intellectual activity in human sciences and fail to take...
Published October 6th 1991 by Routledge
Process and Experience in the Language Classroom argues the case for communicative language teaching as an experiential and task driven learning process. The authors raise important questions regarding the theoretical discussion of communicative competence and current classroom practice. They...
Published August 4th 1991 by Routledge