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Gender and Leadership in Education

by Kay Fuller & Judith Harford Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

The under-representation of women in leadership positions in educational settings is a widely acknowledged, complex phenomenon that seems to persist, despite the fact that teaching as a profession is dominated...


Digital Literature for Children

by Mireia Manresa & Neus Real Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

This book is the result of a research project carried out by the research group GRETEL from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) on children’s and adolescents’ digital literary education. It offers...


False Friends in Learner Corpora

by M Luisa Roca-Varela Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2015)

This book is conceived as a contribution to the general understanding of learner language. It presents an innovative approach to the study of English false friends. False friends are a current issue for those...


Choices and Constraints

by Jian Zhu Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

This book seeks to investigate gender differences in final year undergraduates’ employment expectations of their starting jobs, including salary, occupational and working region expectations, and to identify...


Loneliness and Solitude in Education

by Julian Stern Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 05, 2014)

Analysing loneliness and solitude in schools and exploring how to deal with them is a vital task. In recent research for the author’s Spirit of the School project, a number of pupils, teachers and headteachers...


Higher Education and Second Language Learning

by Rosario Hernandez & Paul Rankin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 06, 2015)

This volume explores the challenges involved in facilitating student learning of second languages at university level. Easy access to information and communication technologies inside and outside the classroom,...


Wittgenstein on Thinking, Learning and Teaching

by Patrick Quinn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 31, 2015)

Wittgenstein is not generally thought of as a philosopher of education, yet his views on how we think, learn and teach have the potential to contribute significantly to our contemporary understanding of pedagogy....


BBC and Television Genres in Jeopardy

by Jeremy Tunstall Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 20, 2015)

This book considers British television from the point of view of executive producers: the people who employ the workforce and are in charge of making all television series. The focus of the book is twenty-one...


Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience

by Arnd Witte & Theo Harden Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 31, 2015)

Learning a foreign language in its cultural context has a significant effect on the subjective mind, ranging from the unsettling to the inspirational. The complex interplay between native and foreign languages,...


Virtuous Educational Research

by Julian Stern Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 16, 2016)

This is a book of conversations with researchers working across Europe, the USA and Africa. It aims to illuminate the lived reality of educational research on a wide variety of topics, including family life...


Philosophy of Education in the Semiotics of Charles Peirce

by Alin Olteanu Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 09, 2015)

This book investigates the philosophy of education implicit in the semiotics of Charles Peirce. It is commonly accepted that the acts of learning and teaching imply affection of some sort, and Charles Peirce’s...


Towards an Architecture for the Teaching of Virtues, Values and Ethics

by Berise Therese Heasly Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 20, 2015)

This book, based on extensive qualitative research carried out among teachers in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, explores a new approach to teaching virtues, values and ethics in the twenty-first century....


Language, Identity and Migration

by Vera Regan, Chloé Diskin & Jennifer Martyn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the ‘immigrant’...


Christian Faith in English Church Schools

by Trevor Cooling, Beth Green, Andrew Morris & Lynn Revell Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 03, 2016)

Church schools are booming, becoming increasingly popular with parents across the world. However, research shows that teachers face considerable challenges as they try to offer a distinctively Christian education...


From the Lab to the Classroom and Back Again

by Celia Martín de León & Víctor González-Ruiz Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2016)

This collection of essays brings to the fore some of the most pressing concerns in the training of translators and interpreters. It does so by acknowledging the primary role of research in both the development...


Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the Twenty-First-Century University

by Mark Orme Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

‘Internationalisation’ is a key issue impacting on higher education today, but what is actually meant by this term and how does it relate to the notion of ‘global citizenship’, which also features prominently...


The Impact of Study Abroad on the Acquisition of Sociopragmatic Variation Patterns

by Anne Marie Devlin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

This book investigates the study abroad profile of non-native speaker teachers of English, exploring the impact of studying abroad on the acquisition of sociopragmatic variation patterns and the relationship...


History, Remembrance and Religious Education

by Stephen G. Parker, Rob Freathy & Leslie J. Francis Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 22, 2014)

How should the Holocaust be taught in schools, and to what end? What role should religious education play in recounting and remembering this human catastrophe? How has the nature and purpose of religious education...


Between the Eye and the World

by Elena Dagrada Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 04, 2015)

The point-of-view shot is usually perceived as a «natural» device, yet its naturalness is illusory. This book provides an answer to the question: «Where does the point-of-view shot come from?» It investigates...


Grammar at School

by Teresa Ribas, Xavier Fontich & Oriol Guash-Boyé Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 02, 2015)

The studies presented in this book argue that exploring the grammatical system outside the communicative flow enables students to develop clearer knowledge of this system and to become more effective in their...


Public Relations, Values and Cultural Identity

by Valérie Carayol, Ralph Tench & Enric Ordeix Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 13, 2015)

As organisations seek legitimacy in a fast-moving, interconnected and changing world, how do public relations help them to manage their identity, responsibilities and impact on society? In a more interactive...


Communication Ethics in a Connected World

by Ralph Tench, Andrea Catellani & Ansgar Zerfass Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

What are the main ethical challenges for strategic communication and public relations professionals today? How can researchers help in understanding and dealing with these challenges in a complex and interconnected...


Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity

by Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 05, 2014)

Over the last few years there has been a burgeoning interest in both space and place as linguistic phenomena. Some of this interest stemmed from studies on the situatedness of language and speech in time and...


Variability in assessor responses to undergraduate essays

by Sally Roisin O'Hagan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

Academic standards in higher education depend on the judgements of individual academics assessing student work; it is in these micro-level practices that the validity and fairness of assessment is constituted....


Diachrony and Synchrony in English Corpus Linguistics

by Alejandro Alcaraz Sintes & Salvador Valera Hernández Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 11, 2014)

The volume brings together a selection of invited articles and papers presented at the 4th International CILC Conference held in Jaén, Spain, in March 2012. The chapters describe English using a range of corpora...


Investigating Linguistic Knowledge of a Second Language

by Runhan Zhang Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

This book investigates several important issues revolving around the psycholinguistic modelling of language proficiency in terms of L2 linguistic knowledge, which is a topic of considerable interest and importance...


Textbooks and Citizenship in modern and contemporary Europe

by Paolo Bianchini & Roberto Sani Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2016)

The essays in this book are focused on the production and the use of textbooks in different countries and different periods of European history. By indicating some particularly important moments in the evolution...


English in Malaysia

by Hajar Abdul Rahim & Shakila Abdul Manan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

The main thrust of this edited book is the development of Malaysian English (ME) as a new variety of English from the 1950s to the first decade of the 21st century. The book comprises nine chapters on different...


L2 Pragmatic Development in Study Abroad Contexts

by Wei Ren Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 04, 2015)

Pragmatic competence plays a key role in intercultural communication, particularly for students studying in a target community. This book investigates the effect of study abroad on second language learners’...


De l’idéologie monolingue à la doxa plurilingue : regards pluridisciplinaires

by Hervé Adami & Virginie Andre Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 28, 2015)

Le plurilinguisme est l’objet de toutes les attentions scientifiques en sociolinguistique et en didactique des langues etrangères. Il est également l’objectif affiché des politiques éducatives d’un...


Sports Participation and Cultural Identity in the Experience of Young People

by Vegneskumar Maniam Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 15, 2014)

This book focuses on inclusion and exclusion in sporting activities among young people in a multicultural society. Do young people who identiy with cultural groups other than the majority experience exclusion...


Second Culture Teaching and Learning

by Thomas Szende Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 05, 2014)

This monograph offers an incisive analysis of how the second language learner can achieve cultural proficiency, which is more than a set of rules and facts to be memorized by rote. How can the cultural dimension...


Corpus-based studies on language varieties

by Víctor González-Ruiz, Francisco Alonso Almeida & Laura Cruz García Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 04, 2016)

This volume brings together a number of corpus-based studies dealing with language varieties. These contributions focus on contemporary lines of research interests, and include language teaching and learning,...


The Essential Enthymeme

by Jorge Juan Vega y Vega Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2015)

The enthymeme in education is essential because it reflects what humans do when they think. It informs not only how we make inferences about the world to discover new knowledge, but also how we express those...


Becoming poets

by Agnes Lam Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 22, 2014)

Literatures in English have emerged in several Asian communities and have enjoyed a growing readership. Creative writing programmes in Asia and other parts of the world have also attracted many new voices from...


Bilingual Advantages

by Zhilong Xie Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 10, 2016)

The question whether bilingualism is linked to benefits in cognitive control (executive functions) is intensely debated among linguists. While some studies come to the conclusion that bilingual individuals consistently...


CLIL experiences in secondary and tertiary education

by David Lasagabaster & Aintzane Doiz Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 11, 2016)

This volume clearly documenting research into CLIL and EMI settings is welcome and timely. A range of researchers rise to the challenge of providing deeper understanding and interpretations of key issues in...


Globalizing On-line

by Nataly Tcherepashenets Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 06, 2015)

Internationalization plays an important role in shaping the philosophy and practice of higher education, and it is arguably one of the most durable University achievements. Offering creative ways to achieve...


Subtitles and Language Learning

by Yves Gambier, Annamaria Caimi & Cristina Mariotti Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

This book is meant to provide a scientific and educational guide for researchers, language professionals and students of applied linguistics. The collected articles incorporate past and recent research on the...


Shaping the Futures of (Vocational) Education and Work

by Manfred Wahle & Gabriele Molzberger Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 13, 2015)

Education and work are moving towards an open, but uncertain future. Research on vocational and continuing education constantly needs to reassure the conditions of educational systems, current concepts of VET...


Drama and CLIL

by Juan José Torres Núñez & Susana Nicolás Román Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 07, 2015)

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has transformed the educational scene and brought about a revolution of teaching methods and principles in the bilingual education environment. The major challenge...


The Dissemination of Contemporary Knowledge in English

by Janet Bowker & Rita Salvi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 11, 2015)

This volume brings together a series of studies on the nature of the dissemination of specialist knowledge in English, its various principles, conceptualizations, constructs and pragmatic dynamics, over a range...


Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment

by Christopher Denman & Rahma Al-Mahrooqi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 18, 2015)

Graduate employability is often put forth as a marker of the success of a given institution or education system. High rates of school and university graduates in jobs offer a number of potential advantages for...


Electronic Communication

by Sami Zlitni & Fabien Liénard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 30, 2015)

Whether they are citizens or political, client or company, learner or teacher, men now converse with a variety of stakeholders by using ICT. All these electronic tools promote uses and practices which give them...


European Projects in University Language Centres

by Carmen Argondizzo Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This volume offers a collection of best practices carried out in university contexts with the aim of highlighting the relevant role that Language Centres play in the field of language learning and the benefit...


Vocational Education beyond Skill Formation

by Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 30, 2017)

Vocational education and training has played an important role in the struggles between Work and Capital along history and today; there are examples of such tensions worldwide. The first section of this book...


College English Teacher Development in China

by Jiying Han Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 14, 2017)

This study addresses the professional development of college English teachers in mainland China. It is designed to examine the relationship between teachers’ motivation and their attitudinal elements including...


Environnements numériques et interactions en langue étrangère : du formel à l’informel, du réel à la réalité virtuelle

by Meryl Kusyk, Gérald Schlemminger, Dominique Bechmann & Mickaël Roy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 11, 2017)

Le présent ouvrage regroupe des articles issus de deux manifestations qui ont eu lieu en 2014 dans la Région métropolitaine trinationale du Rhin supérieur : le colloque « Eurographics 2014 – Immersion...


Schooling and Education in Lebanon

by Nina Maadad & Grant Rodwell Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 26, 2016)

This book provides insights into the education and schooling of Syrian and Palestinian Syrian children inside and outside Lebanese refugee camps. It describes what is happening to these children and young refugees...


Identifying Plosives in L2 English

by Elena Kkese Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 13, 2017)

This volume presents the results of two tasks examining the acquisition of plosive voicing contrasts in L2 English by college students with Cypriot Greek (CG) backgrounds. The tasks focus on the different factors...