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New Language Learning and Teaching Environments

Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing as Tools for Language Learning

Authors: Vanderplank, Robert

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  • Brings together current thinking on informal language learning and the findings of over 30 years of research on captions
  • Considers whether watching with captions helps learners to improve their foreign language skills
  • Presents a new model of language learning from captioned viewing and a future roadmap for research and practice in the field
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This book brings together current thinking on informal language learning and the findings of over 30 years of research on captions (same language subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) to present a new model of language learning from captioned viewing and a future roadmap for research and practice in this field. Language learners may have normal hearing but they are ‘hard-of-listening’ and find it difficult to follow the rapid or unclear speech in many films and TV programmes. Vanderplank considers whether watching with captions not only enables learners to understand and enjoy foreign language television and films but also helps them to improve their foreign language skills. Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching will be of interest to students and researchers involved in second language acquisition teaching and research, as well as practising language teachers and teacher trainers.

About the authors

Robert Vanderplank is Director of Oxford University Language Centre and a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, where he is also Director of the Kellogg College Centre for the Study of Lifelong Language Learning and maintains the LARA database on language attrition research (www.lara.ox.ac.uk). His research interests and publications include television and language learning, listening comprehension, learner strategies, language testing and assessment, language maintenance and attrition, and learner autonomy.   

Reviews

“This book addresses a much debated topic in the research on foreign language teaching and learning: the role of captioned audiovisuals for educational purposes. … The book can also offer valuable insights to independent learners who wish to study or practice foreign languages by means of captioned multimedia tools.” (Annamaria Caimi, TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 51(4), December, 2017)

“I found the book very informative, well organised, and easy to read. Vanderplank's work remains fresh and relevant, and the volume will be of great interest to students and researchers interested in L2 learning, as well as practicing language teachers and teacher trainees.” (Danijela Trenkic, System, Vol. 65, April, 2017)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Vanderplank, Robert

  • Some Essential Themes in Building the Case for Captions in Language Learning

    Pages 7-41

    Vanderplank, Robert

  • The Value of Closed Captions and Teletext Subtitles for Language Learning

    Pages 43-73

    Vanderplank, Robert

  • The State of the Art I: Selected Research on Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary Acquisition

    Pages 75-104

    Vanderplank, Robert

  • The State of the Art II: Selected Research on Other Issues in Watching Captioned TV, Films and Video

    Pages 105-148

    Vanderplank, Robert

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eBook ¥2,807
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover ¥3,509
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-69884-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
Book Subtitle
Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing as Tools for Language Learning
Authors
Series Title
New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Limited, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50045-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50045-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69884-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 269
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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