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Choosing a Mother Tongue The Politics of Language and Identity in Ukraine

Author: Corinne A. Seals | Hardback | 9781788924993

This book presents a sociocultural linguistic analysis of discourses of conflict, as well as an examination of how linguistic identity is embodied, negotiated and realized during a time of war. It provides new insights regarding multilingualism among Ukrainians in Ukraine and in the diaspora of New Zealand, the US and Canada, and sheds l…

Exploring Politeness in Business Emails A Mixed-Methods Analysis

Author: Vera Freytag | Hardback | 9781788925952

<em>Exploring Politeness in Business Emails</em> explores the contextual complexities of workplace emails by comparing British English and Peninsular Spanish directive speech events and systematically assessing the impact of contextual factors. Through a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collecti…

A Transdisciplinary Approach to International Teaching Assistants Perspectives from Applied Linguistics

Edited by: Stephen Daniel Looney, Shereen Bhalla | Paperback | 9781788925532

North American universities depend on international teaching assistants (ITAs) as a substantial part of the teaching labor force, which has led to the idea of an ‘ITA problem’, a deficiency model which is framed as a divergence between ITAs’ linguistic competence and undergraduates’ and their parents’ expect…

L2 Grammatical Representation and Processing Theory and Practice

Edited by: Deborah Arteaga | Paperback | 9781788925334

The chapters in this volume, all written by experts in the field, present an array of new research on second language acquisition (SLA) that touches on several current theoretical debates in the field and present a rich range of new empirical data and a number of innovative findings. The studies address questions relating to ultimate att…

Learning English and Chinese as Foreign Languages Sociocultural and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Wen-Chuan Lin | Paperback | 9781788925136

Learning English and Chinese is becoming increasingly important to the prospects of young people. This book compares English as a Foreign Language teaching in Taiwan with Chinese as a Foreign Language education in England in order to highlight how classroom activities are embedded within multiple settings, including ethnic or other socia…

Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens Exploring ESOL and Citizenship

Edited by: Melanie Cooke, Rob Peutrell | Paperback | 9781788924610

This book addresses the politically charged issue of citizenship and English language learning among adult migrants in the UK. Whilst citizenship learning is inherent in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the book argues that top-down approaches and externally-designed curricula are not a productive …

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Tommi and Laura’s visit to Beijing

Following on from the conference in Shanghai (which you can read about in my blog post here), I flew up to Beijing, where I met Tommi. There, we spent a busy few days attending meetings arranged by our local Chinese sales reps, Ben, Annie and Monica of CPS. China is one of our biggest markets … Continue reading Tommi and Laura’s visit to Beijing

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