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Language for Teaching Purposes

Bilingual Classroom Discourse and the Non-Native Speaker Language Teacher

Authors: Riordan, Emma

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  • Offers comprehensive insight into language teacher language use
  • Maintains a practical focus whilst being based in rigorous Applied Linguistics empirical research
  • Proposes course content based on the idea of target task analysis
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About this book

This book’s innovative approach proposes Language for Teaching Purposes as a distinct field of enquiry and practice within Language for Specific Purposes. It uses robust theoretical and empirical evidence to demonstrate the specificity of language used by teachers teaching language, and the complex decisions teachers make around language choice and use in language classrooms. These complexities are shown to affect Non-native Speaker Language Teachers in particular so that their language needs must be met in teacher training programmes. Set in the Anglophone foreign language teaching world, this book will appeal to anyone involved in teacher training, language teaching or the investigation of classroom discourse.


About the authors

Emma Riordan is Lecturer in German and Applied Linguistics at University College Cork, Ireland. She has been a native speaking teacher of English and non-native speaking teacher of German for 15 years. Her research interests include language teaching and learning, discourse analysis, language policy and language teacher training.


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“Riordan has drawn on her dual identity as an applied linguistic researcher, and as a non-native speaking teacher of German to produce this ground-breaking book. It explores a multiplicity of issues surrounding language teachers’ own linguistic needs and will be extremely valuable to modern foreign language teachers, teacher educators, and researchers alike.” (Heath Rose, University of Oxford, UK)

“Emma Riordan’s examination of bilingual classroom discourse uniquely targets non-native speaker teachers of German (and not English, as is usually the case). Her arguments are written with ease and clarity, and built on a solid empirical base, including document analysis, interviews, questionnaires and classroom observations. Language for Teaching Purposes is a most original contribution to the field – a pleasure to read not only for researchers, but classroom teachers too!” (Péter Medgyes, Emeritus Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71005-1
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71004-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10005-6
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language for Teaching Purposes
Book Subtitle
Bilingual Classroom Discourse and the Non-Native Speaker Language Teacher
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71005-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71005-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71004-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10005-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 227
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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