Language in Language Teacher Education

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| University of Sheffield
ISBN 9789027216977 (Eur) | EUR 87.00
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This volume explores the defining element in the work of language teacher educators: language itself. The book is in two parts. The first part holds up to scrutiny concepts of language that underlie much practice in language teacher education yet too frequently remain under-examined. These include language as social institution, language as verbal practice, language as reflexive practice, language as school subject and language as medium of language learning.

The chapters in the second part are written by language teacher educators working in a range of institutional contexts and on a variety of types of program including both long and short courses, both pre-service and in-service courses, and teacher education practice focusing variously on metalinguistic awareness for teachers, language improvement, and classroom communication. The unifying factor is that collectively they illuminate how language teacher educators research their practice and reflect on underlying principles.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 4]  2002.  vi, 258 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Language in language teacher education: a discourse perspective
Hugh Trappes-Lomax
Part 1. Concepts of language in language teacher education
Is language a verb? — conceptual change in linguistics and language teaching
John E. Joseph
The social component of language teacher education
Alan Davies
Language teaching: defining the subject
Henry G. Widdowson
Reflexive language in language teacher education
Peter Grundy
Training in instructional conversation
Scott Thornbury
Part 2. Working with language in language teacher education
Doing language awareness: Issues for language study in language teacher education
Tony Wright
Language awareness in the preparation of teachers of English for specific purposes
Gibson Ferguson
Examining classroom discourse frames: An approach to raising language teachers’ awareness of and planning for language use
Martha C. Pennington
What was that you said? Trainee generated language awareness
Clare O'Donoghue and Tom Hales
Developing language awareness and error detection: What can we expect of novice trainees?
Heather Murray
Maintaining language skills in pre-service training for foreign language teachers
Ann Barnes
The use of lesson transcripts for developing teachers’ classroom language
Richard M. Cullen
Towards a framework for language improvement within short in-service teacher development programmes
Susan Lavender
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Subjects & Metadata


Applied linguistics
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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