Language Learning and Study Abroad

A Critical Reading of Research

Authors: Kinginger, C.

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Study abroad is often seen as a crucial dimension of language learning - developing communicative proficiency, language awareness, and intercultural competence. The author provides an overview and assessment of research on language learning in study abroad settings, reviewing the advantages and constraints of perspectives adopted in this research.

About the authors

Celeste Kinginger is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, where she is involved in the education of language learners, teachers, and researchers. Her research includes projects on Internet-mediated intercultural language learning, second-language pragmatics, and study abroad.

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“This book provides a very good and concise overview of the general trends in research of language learning during study abroad experiences … . precise and methodical writing style that the author uses makes the book very approachable and accessible for the intended audience: researchers, educators, and policy makers. … presents an objective source of the research done in the field of language learning abroad and evaluates its benefits and limitations, paving the way for further studies in the field.” (Aurora Salvador Sanchis, Linguist, linguistlist.org, March, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Situating Language Learning in Study Abroad

    Kinginger, Celeste

    Pages 1-28

  • Measuring Language Acquisition

    Kinginger, Celeste

    Pages 29-68

  • Domains of Communicative Competence

    Kinginger, Celeste

    Pages 69-113

  • Communicative Settings for Language Learning Abroad

    Kinginger, Celeste

    Pages 114-153

  • Language Socialization and Identity

    Kinginger, Celeste

    Pages 154-204

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Learning and Study Abroad
Book Subtitle
A Critical Reading of Research
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24076-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230240766
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-54924-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-50454-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 248
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