Pedagogical Norms for Second and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Studies in honour of Albert Valdman

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ISBN 9789027216991 (Eur) | EUR 90.00
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The concept of Pedagogical Norm is grounded in both sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic principles. Pedagogical norms guide the selection and sequencing of target language features for language teaching and learning. This book both situates and expands on this concept highlighting the interaction of research and pedagogy. The papers collectively illustrate how the concept of pedagogical norm applies to all components of language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse. The book begins with a discussion of definitions including papers that trace the history of the concept and define what is meant by norms. Also included are papers that apply the concept of pedagogical norms in specific contexts (e.g., intonation, morphology) and to specific languages. Finally, pedagogical norms are extended beyond the more traditional areas of grammatical competence to such disparate areas as listening, discourse, and circumlocution.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 5]  2002.  vi, 305 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig and Susan M. Gass
Section I
Pedagogical norms: Development of the concept and illustrations from French
Sally Magnan Pierce and Joel Walz
Norms, native speakers and reversing language shift
Bernard Spolsky
Standard, norm, and variability in language learning: A view from foreign language research
Claire Kramsch
French immersion in Montréal: Pedagogical norm and functional competence
Julie Auger
Section II
Communicative classrooms, processing instruction, and pedagogical norms
Bill VanPatten
The initial impact of reading as input for the acquisition of future tense morphology in Spanish
James F. Lee
Treating French intonation: Observed variation and suggestions for a pedagogical norm
Laurie Anne Ramsey
Dislocated subjects in French: A pedagogical norm
Helene Ossipov
Variant word-order constructions: To teach or not to teach? Evidence from learner narratives
Betsy Kerr
Section III
Incorporating variation in the French classroom: A pedagogical norm for listening comprehension
Cynthia A. Fox
A pedagogical norm for circumlocution in French
Sarah Jourdain and Mary Ellen Scullen
Between orality and literacy: Developing a pedagogical norm for narrative discourse
Carl S. Blyth
Albert Valdman, the Compassionate Shepherd
Harry L. Gradman
Albert Valdman: Rudy Professor of French & Italian and Linguistics
Subject index
“This volume provides an interesting overview of the uses and possibilities of the concept of pedagogical norms. It furthermore includes the evolution of Valdman's work, as well as the evolution of foreign language teaching and acquisition.”
“The fine individual contributions to this volume make a strong case for the importance of incorporating pedagogical norms in any second and foreign language teaching situation, offering relevant and concrete ways to do so, all the while demonstrating the complexities of such a task. This volume is a must for any language program coordinator and will no doubt provoke many a language teacher to rethink his or her program goals and means of achieving them.”
“The present volume is a valuable contribution to our understanding of one of the major concepts in language pedagogy and will no doubt become an indispensable reference tool for researchers and practitioners in the fields of applied and educational linguistics. Taking Professor Valdman's legacy as its theoretical foundation, the volume elaborates further the concept of pedagogical norm, superbly illustrating its overall importance and role in mediating the relationship of the closely related disciplines' descriptive linguistics, second language acquisition and language pedagogy. The editors splendidly succeeded in making the volume extremely readable, thematically rich, but highly coherent, with a right proportion of purely theoretical and more empirically-based contributions.

It is with pleasure that we recommend it to the attention of its intended readership, composed primarily of applied linguists and educationist, who will most certainly welcome the appearance of this volume. But it should also without hesitation be brought to the attention of a wider scholarly audience, including in particular younger generation of applied linguistic and educational scholars and practitioners, who might find its exhaustive bibliography on the topic a very good starting point for further research.

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Anderson, Bruce
2007. Pedagogical Rules and their Relationship to Frequency in the Input: Observational and Empirical Data from L2 French. Applied Linguistics 28:2  pp. 286 ff. Crossref logo
Duchemin, Marie
2017. Les représentations associées aux français nationaux, aux espaces géographiques et aux locuteurs dans les manuels de français langue étrangère et de français langue seconde : étude comparée entre la France et le Québec. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics 20:2  pp. 51 ff. Crossref logo
Howard, Martin
2015. At the Interface between Sociolinguistic and Grammatical Development: The Expression of Futurity in L2 French. Arborescences :5  pp. 97 ff. Crossref logo
Nadasdi, Terry & Alison Vickerman
2017. Opening up to Native Speaker Norms: The Use of / I / in the Speech of Canadian French Immersion Students. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics 20:2  pp. 18 ff. Crossref logo
Wells, Amy Stuart, David M. Callejo perez, Richard Lakes, Kurt J. Bauman, Alice Ginsberg, Robert Train, Stacy Otto, Michael Glassman, Kathryn Benson, Rebecca Gajda, Christopher C. Weiss & Dan Butin
2004. Social Context. Teachers College Record 106:2  pp. 338 ff. Crossref logo

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