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Language Maintenance – Language Attrition

by Roman Laskowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

The monograph, based on broad studies into the Polish diaspora in Sweden, provides a picture of the social factors influencing the maintenance of the heritage language and culture by the second generation of...


Structural Aspects of Bilingual Speech

by Elena Gasser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary...


Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience

by Krzysztof Kosecki & Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

Culture and language provide two essential frameworks to deal with the concept of time. They view time as observer-determined and thus shed light on multiple and often conflicting temporalities we live in, think,...


The Educational Potential of Texts of Culture in Teaching English to Senior Secondary School Students

by Olga Aleksandrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

This book addresses the issue of using texts of culture in the EFL classroom. It analyzes some of the common problems observed in the teaching of English to senior secondary schools students, particularly in...


Code-switching

by Baban Mohamed Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2014)

The state of acquiring more than one language as a child or an adult is not the exception; it is rather an everyday reality for a quite substantial part of today’s society. This book explores the phenomenon...


First Language versus Foreign Language

by Esther Odilia Breuer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

First Language versus Foreign Language deals with the «battle» that takes place in writers’ heads when writing in a foreign language. Most academics today need to write in another language than in their...


Evaluating Cartesian Linguistics

by Christina Behme Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

This book evaluates Noam Chomsky’s contributions to linguistics and focuses on the historical justification for Cartesian Linguistics, the evolution of Chomsky’s theorizing, empirical language acquisition...


Teaching Languages off the Beaten Track

by Michal B. Paradowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

The 21st-century global linguistic landscape has seen many changes for language learners. New assessments have been made in a host of areas, especially regarding learners’ needs, motives, the target of instruction,...


Productive Foreign Language Skills for an Intercultural World

by Michal Paradowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

The past two decades have created quantitatively higher and qualitatively different demands for foreign language skills. Learners’ needs, expectations and contexts of language use have undergone radical and...


Language Proficiency Testing for Chinese as a Foreign Language

by Florian Meyer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

How did the (old) Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese? What inferences can be derived from HSK test taker scores, especially from Western test takers?...


Teaching English Pronunciation at the Secondary School Level

by Karolina Janczukowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This book aims to aid English teachers at the junior and senior secondary school levels in teaching pronunciation within a regular EFL syllabus. It presents such a way of incorporating the phonetic and lexical...


Assessing Intercultural Language Learning

by Veronika Timpe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 05, 2014)

Although Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) has become a key objective in foreign language (FL) education, curricula offer little in how language teachers can promote ICC through language instruction....


Categorization and L2 Vocabulary Learning

by Xiaoyan Xia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

The book addresses the role of the L1 (first language)-based concept categorization in L2 (second language) vocabulary learning from a cognitive linguistic perspective. The author hypothesizes that the patterns...


Testing ESL Sociopragmatics

by Catherine Elder, Carsten Roever & Catriona Fraser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 06, 2014)

Testing of second language pragmatics has grown as a research area but still suffers from a tension between construct coverage and practicality. In this book, the authors describe the development and validation...


Non-professional Interpreting and Translation in the Media

by Chiara Bucaria & Rachele Antonini Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

Non-professional Interpreting and Translation (NPIT) is a recent discipline. Books and volumes on this subject that combine all the different fields are extremely uncommon and authoritative reference material...


Grammar Growth in Child Second Language German

by Christiane Schöneberger Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This empirical study investigates the acquisition and development of nominal morphology in L1-English-speaking children acquiring German as a second language in an immersion school context. The focus is on accuracy...


In Search of Processes of Language Use in Foreign Language Didactics

by Maria Dakowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The author addresses key questions of foreign language teaching: How does foreign language learning take place? What is the mechanism of foreign language use and learning? What are the sources of our understanding...


Computational Text Analysis and Reading Comprehension Exam Complexity

by Trisevgeni Liontou Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This book delineates a range of linguistic features that characterise the reading texts used at the B2 (Independent User) and C1 (Proficient User) levels of the Greek State Certificate of English Language Proficiency...


Insights into Technology Enhanced Language Pedagogy

by Danuta Stanulewicz, Anna Turula & Beata Mikolajewska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 09, 2015)

The new media have long become an essential part of the foreign language classroom, and computer enhanced language pedagogy is now becoming a standard in schools. What follows is a growing interest in the research...


Language Varieties Between Norms and Attitudes

by Mateusz Milan Stanojevic, Goranka Antunovic & Anita Peti-Stantic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 28, 2015)

This volume brings together thirteen articles presented at the 27th International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society held in Dubrovnik in 2013. The authors explore four groups of issues:...


Multidisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism

by Kristina Cergol Kovacevic & Sanda Lucija Udier Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 04, 2015)

This volume offers a selection of twenty papers presented at the 28th International Annual Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society held in 2014. The authors’ reflections on Multidisciplinary...


CALL for Bridges between School and Academia

by Anna Turula & Maria Chojnacka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 02, 2015)

This volume looks at different ways in which research and educational practice in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) can be linked. The chapters, contributed by academics and teachers of English, explore...


Validating Language Proficiency Assessments in Second Language Acquisition Research

by Anastasia Drackert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 06, 2015)

The book introduces the reader to an argument-based approach to validity as a way to improve test validation in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research. Motivated by the need for practical suggestions for...


Optionality and overgeneralisation patterns in second language acquisition: Where has the expletive ensconced «it»self?

by Nadia Varley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

This book discusses the nature of optionality in second language grammars and the indeterminacy observed in second language users’ linguistic representations. For these purposes, experimental data from 213...


Vulnerable Domains for Cross-Linguistic Influence in L2 Acquisition of Greek

by Sviatlana Karpava Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 02, 2015)

The book investigates adult second language (L2) acquisition of Greek by first language (L1) Russian speakers in the bi-dialectal setting of Cyprus. The participants all reside in Cyprus and came from former...


Optimizing the Process of Teaching English for Medical Purposes with the Use of Mobile Applications

by Maria Chojnacka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2017)

The ubiquity of mobile devices has opened the way to extending learning environments far beyond the constraints of the traditional foreign language classroom. This book seeks to advance the knowledge about effective...


Handbook for Foreign Language Learning in Online Tandems and Educational Settings

by Hermann Funk, Manja Gerlach & Dorothea Spaniel-Weise Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 14, 2017)

This book is about foreign language learning in non-formal Online Tandems. The collected papers by contributors who have expertise in the field of Language Pedagogy and Foreign Language Acquisition gather information...


Second language acquisition in complex linguistic environments

by Hana Gladkova & Juliane Besters-Dilger Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 23, 2016)

Russian-speaking immigrants residing in the Czech Republic or Germany are faced with the challenge of acquiring the Slavic (Czech) or Non-Slavic (German) language of the new environment. This process is influenced...


From Motion to Emotion

by Marek Kuzniak, Bozena Rozwadowska & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 02, 2016)

This volume has its origins in an international conference on emotions organized by the Polish Association for the Study of English and held at the University of Wroclaw in April 2015. In the course of the conference,...


Evaluating Bilingual Education in Germany

by Dominik Rumlich Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 22, 2016)

The author uses a theoretical account rooted in TEFL, language acquisition and educational psychology to provide the basis for the development of a comprehensive model of language learning in CLIL. It incorporates...


Corpus-based Approaches to Translation and Interpreting

by Miriam Seghiri & Gloria Corpas Pastor Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 07, 2016)

Corpus-based translation studies have come a long way since they were introduced in the last decade of the 20th century. This volume offers a balanced collection of theoretical and application-orientated contributions...