Reflections on Language and Language Learning

In honour of Arthur van Essen

| University of Groningen
| University of Groningen
ISBN 9789027225849 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588111180 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027297167 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
In Reflections on Language and Language Learning: In honour of Arthur van Essen, thirty-one leading language scholars and educational linguists in the Netherlands and abroad with whom over the years Professor van Essen, one of the grandees of applied linguistics, has collaborated provide original essays and studies which discuss the most recent insights and trends in the fields of linguistics and foreign language teaching. While interdisciplinary in scope, the volume encompasses theoretical advances in (educational) linguistic thinking; for example, the perceptive articles written by Michael Byram, Christopher N. Candlin, Natalia Gvishiani, Peter Jordens, Jan Koster, Leo van Lier, and Bondi Sciarone — as well as a sample of the latest methodological developments in areas such as ELT, LSP, and content-based language teaching; cases in point are the useful contributions by Jeanine Deen & Hilde Hacquebord, Michaël Goethals, Paul Meara & Ignacio Rodríguez Sánchez, Rosamond Mitchell & Christopher Brumfit, and Uta Thürmer.
[Not in series, 109]  2001.  xxxiv, 366 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Language and language learning: An introduction
Arthur van Essen: as seen by another professional, the late W. R. Lee OBE MA PHD
List of Arthur van Essen’s publications
List of Contributors
Part One. History of Linguistics
1. Linguistics, historicism and the humanities
Jan Koster
2. The man who knew too much: J. M. Hoogvliet as a teacher and theoretician of language
Jan Noordegraaf
3. Applied linguistics, old and new
Bondi Sciarone
4. Karl Bühler’s child psychology: Methodological preliminaries
Frank J.M. Vonk
Part Two
5. An exploration of the art and science debate in language education
David Block
6. Phonology, lexical semantics and syntax in aphasia and natural language acquisition in adulthood
Roelien Bastiaanse
7. Language teaching as political action
Michael Byram
8. How’s this for fun? The role of humour in the ELT classroom and ELT teaching materials
Péter Medgyes
9. Identity and differentiation of the lexicon through language corpora
Natalia Gvishiani
10. ESP — a variety of English and/or a type of language course?
Uta Thürmer
11. Categorising in discourse: The case of Dutch ander
Titus Ensink and Harrie Mazeland
12. SVOV in German and Dutch: Interface between discourse prominence and subject identification as a parsing requirement
Werner Abraham
Part Three
13. Literacy in Dutch of poorly schooled adult immigrants from the Netherlands Antilles
Jan Berenst
14. Medical discourse as professional and institutional action: Challenges to teaching and researching languages for special purposes
Christopher N. Candlin
15. Content- and language-integrated learning, culture of education and learning theories
Piet Van de Craen
16. Content-based language teaching: Language in the mathematics classroom
J.Y. Deen and Hilde Hacquebord
17. Theoretical approaches to second-language learner varieties
Peter Jordens
18. The role of form in language learning
Leo van Lier
19. A methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of vocabulary treatments
Paul Meara and Ignacio Rodríguez Sánchez
20. The place of knowledge about language in the mother tongue and foreign language curriculum
Rosamond Mitchell and Christopher Brumfit
Part Four
21. Towards an alphabetical grammar of Modern Israeli Hebrew
Wout J. van Bekkum and Hans Hamburger
22. The use of word frequency data in the teaching of English as an alternative/additional language: Reflections on recent EET-list experience and experiments
Michaël Goethals
23. Helping advanced EFL learners improve their written English through self-correction tasks
Pierre Kouraogo
24. A web-based foreign-language assistant
John Nerbonne and Petra Smit
25. Subject didactics as the science of the foreign-language teaching profession
Aud Marit Simensen
“This book contains papers of interest to many language professionals, but it is most likely to complement the libraries of scholars in applied linguistics who tread the line between SLA and its application to teaching and who are interested in a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary, mostly European work in the field.”
“This volume is indeed multidisciplinary, as the editors claims, and does, I think, go beyond the traditional festschrift in that it contains some of the finest papers in applied linguistics and educational linguistics to date.”
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