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Fighters, Girls and Other Identities Sociolinguistics in a Martial Arts Club

Author: Lian Malai Madsen | Hardback | 9781783093984

This book examines how young people at a martial arts club in an urban setting participate and interact in a recreational social community. The author relates analyses of their interactions to discussions of relevance to the sociology of sports, anthropology and education, ultimately providing an analytically nuanced contribution to the study of co…

Demotivation in Second Language Acquisition Insights from Japan

Author: Keita Kikuchi | Hardback | 9781783093946

SLA literature tends to focus predominantly on what motivates language learners, but what demotivates them has not been widely discussed. This book, focusing exclusively on demotivation, will help readers to understand motivational issues from a different perspective.…

Linking Discourse Studies to Professional Practice

Edited by: Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste | Hardback | 9781783094073

This book examines how discourse analysts could best disseminate their research findings in real world settings. Each chapter presents a study of spoken or written discourse with authors putting forward a plan for how to engage professional practice in their work, using this volume’s Framework for Application.…

Cultural Migrants and Optimal Language Acquisition

Edited by: Fanny Forsberg Lundell, Inge Bartning | Paperback | 9781783094028

This volume investigates cultural migrants: people who, from their own free will, move to another country because of their interest in the target language and culture. Chapters include studies on cultural migrants acquiring French, Italian, Spanish and English and consider linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic aspects of langu…

Urban Diversities and Language Policies in Medium-Sized Linguistic Communities

Edited by: Emili Boix-Fuster | Paperback | 9781783093892

This book examines medium-sized linguistic communities in urban contexts against the backdrop of the language policies which have been implemented in these respective areas. The authors provide new data and reflections on these linguistic communities which have languages somewhere in between the majority and minority, and re-evaluate the opposition…

Teaching Languages Online (2nd Edition)

Author: Carla Meskill, Natasha Anthony | Paperback | 9781783093762

This new edition of Teaching Languages Online supports the professional development of language educators as they teach all or part of their courses online. Containing extensive additions, this revised edition includes new models, illustrations and heuristics to further support research-based conceptualization, creativity and practice.…

Emerging Self-Identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning A Narrative-Oriented Approach

Author: Masuko Miyahara | Hardback | 9781783093816

This book uses a narrative-oriented approach to shed light on the processes of identity construction and development among Japanese university students of English. The research highlights the instrumental agency of individuals in responding to and acting upon the social environment, and in developing, maintaining and/or reconstructing their identit…

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