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  • Films, Graphic Novels & Visuals: Developing Multiliteracies in Foreign Language Education - An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Films, Graphic Novels & Visuals: Developing Multiliteracies in Foreign Language Education - An Interdisciplinary Approach
    This book brings together two main disciplines, namely cultural studies and language education - both of which share a long standing interest in films, multimodal text-forms, and visuals. It highlights the increasing impact of visuals and multimodal texts on our perception of the world, our discourse behavior, and how this calls for a change in methodologies and media to be used in foreign language classrooms. The book helps to orientate educators in schools and teachers at universities within the broad concept of a multiliteracies approach and to contextualize it with regard to teaching and learning English as a foreign language. (Series: Fremdsprachendidaktik in Globaler Perspektive - Vol. 2)
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  • Translation As Communication Across Languages and Cultures

  • Translation As Communication Across Languages and Cultures
    In this interdisciplinary book, Juliane House breaks new ground by situating translation within Applied Linguistics. In thirteen chapters, she examines translation as a means of communication across different languages and cultures, provides a critical overview of different approaches to translation, of the link between culture and translation, and between views of context and text in translation. Featuring an account of translation from a linguistic-cognitive perspective, House covers problematic issues such as the existence of universals of translation, cases of untranslatability and ways and means of assessing the quality of a translation. Recent methodological and research avenues such as the role of corpora in translation and the effects of globalization processes on translation are presented in a neutral, non-biased manner. The book concludes with a thorough, historical account of the role of translation in foreign language learning and teaching and a discussion of new challenges and problems of the professional practice of translation in our world today. Written by a highly experienced teacher and researcher in the field, Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures is an essential resource for students and researchers of Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics and Communication Studies.
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  • The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'an

  • The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'an
    Republication of Arthur Jeffery s important study, "The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur n," offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order, Jeffery s compendium of philological scholarship remains an indispensable tool for any serious study of Qur nic semantics. Drawing upon etymological examination of languages such as Greek, Persian, Syriac, Ethiopic, Coptic and Nabataean, Jeffery s work illuminates the rich linguistic texture of Islam s holy book. His lengthy introductory essay explores the exegetical analysis offered by medieval Muslim commentators as well as the insights provided by more recent research."
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  • International Education and Foreign Language Studies in Higher Education

  • International Education and Foreign Language Studies in Higher Education
    The BiblioGov Project is an effort to expand awareness of the public documents and records of the U.S. Government via print publications. In broadening the public understanding of government and its work, an enlightened democracy can grow and prosper. Ran
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  • Censorship, Translation and English Language Fiction in People's Poland

  • Censorship, Translation and English Language Fiction in People's Poland
    This book studies the influence of censorship on the selection and translation of English language fiction in the People s Republic of Poland, 1944-1989. It analyses the differences between originals and their translations, taking into account the available archival evidence from the files of Poland s Censorship Office, as well as the wider social and historical context. The book examines institutional censorship, self-censorship and such issues as national quotas of foreign literature, the varying severity of the regime, and criticism as a means to control literature. However, the emphasis remains firmly on how censorship affected the practice of translation. Translators shaped Polish perceptions of foreign literature from Charlie Chan books to Ulysses and from The Wizard of Oz to Moby-Dick. But whether translators conformed or rebelled, they were joined in this enterprise by censors and pulled into post-war Poland s cultural power structures."
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  • Emerging Self-Identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning: A Narrative-Oriented Approach

  • Emerging Self-Identities and Emotion in Foreign Language Learning: A Narrative-Oriented Approach
    This book uses a narrative-oriented approach to shed light on the processes of identity construction and development among Japanese university students of English. The research highlights the instrumental agency of individuals in responding to and acting upon the social environment, and in developing, maintaining and/or reconstructing their identities as L2 users. The study offers unique insights into the role of experience, emotions, social and environmental affordances in shaping their personal orientations to English and self-perceptions as English learner-users. It also examines individuals; responses to these factors and discusses fluctuations in their motivations. The additional value of this book lies in its detailed account of methodological procedures, challenges and ways to overcome obstacles encountered when undertaking qualitative longitudinal studies.
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  • Re-takes: Postcoloniality And Foreign Film Languages

  • Re-takes: Postcoloniality And Foreign Film Languages
    Exploring several dimensions of the problem of "film languages," this volume engages the complications inherent in the study of the "other" and investigates the intricate relationship between postcoloniality, national identity, ideology, and filmmaking. Author John Mowitt establishes how Eurocentrism sustains both the concept of the foreign language film and the flawed initiative of multiculturalism. Using bilingualism and the concept of foreign film language, Re-takes pushes film studies beyond both linguistics and psychoanalysis to resituate is within the networks of global cultural communication. Through close readings of the bilingual films of Senegalese filmmaker Sembene Ousmane and Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjines, Mowitt articulates the poetics and politics of postcoloniality in the global cinematic field, and challenges film studies to reflect on the relation between its organizing analytical distinctions - national and foreign, textual and institutional - and its position within globalization. Examining how elements involved in bilingual films have implications for the way academic intellectuals classify and misappropriate cultural forms, Re-takes is a provocative intervention into ongoing discussions of the changing nature of film and media studies.
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  • Mind Your Language!: A Practical Guide to Learning a Foreign Language

  • Mind Your Language!: A Practical Guide to Learning a Foreign Language
    "Mind Your Language " is a self-help guide for anyone studying any foreign modern language at any level. You may be a committed and able student who wants to progress even further, or an average student who wishes to consolidate strengths and eliminate we
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  • Ilts Foreign Language Spanish (135) Exam Secrets Study Guide: Ilts Test Review for the Illinois Licensure Testing System

  • Ilts Foreign Language Spanish (135) Exam Secrets Study Guide: Ilts Test Review for the Illinois Licensure Testing System
    ILTS Foreign Language: Spanish (135) Exam Secrets helps you ace the Illinois Licensure Testing System, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ILTS Foreign Language: Spanish (135) Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ILTS Foreign Language: Spanish (135) Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ILTS Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific ILTS exam, and much more.
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  • Study Abroad and Second Language Use: Constructing the Self

  • Study Abroad and Second Language Use: Constructing the Self
    Limitations in linguistic and cultural knowledge make self-presentation a more difficult task when we interact in a new language in a foreign country. This volume explores the problems faced by language students embarking on "study abroad" programs by con
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  • Content-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education: Models and Methods

  • Content-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education: Models and Methods
    /Content-Based Instrucution in Foreign Language Education: Models and Methods/ offers concrete and practical ideas for implementing content-based instruction-using subject matter rather than grammar to teach languages-through eleven case studies of cutt
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  • Teaching and Learning Arabic As a Foreign Language: A Guide for Teachers

  • Teaching and Learning Arabic As a Foreign Language: A Guide for Teachers
    This guide clearly and succinctly presents the basic tenets of teaching foreign languages specifically for Arabic teachers. Consolidating findings from second language acquisition (SLA) research and applied linguistics, it covers designing curricula, theory and methods, goals, testing, and research, and intersperses practical information with background literature in order to help teachers improve their teaching of Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). Karin C. Ryding, a well-regarded scholar of Arabic linguistics and former president of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, frames the discussion with SLA literature and suggests practical and effective ways of helping students learn. Ryding discusses issues at the core of Arabic teaching effectiveness and the achievement of communicative competence, such as the teaching of pronunciation, speaking, reading, listening, and writing; teaching mixed-level classes; creative classroom organization; corrective feedback; and use of activities and exercises, with plenty of examples from Arabic and tips for teachers. She also covers materials development and proficiency testing, providing study questions and recommended readings for each chapter. This guide, which can be used as a textbook, is the first of its kind aimed specifically at TAFL, and should be of interest to Arabic instructors-in-training, academics, graduate students, linguists, department chairs, language coordinators, and teacher trainers. It also serves as a re
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  • Boys and Foreign Language Learning: Real Boys Don't Do Languages

  • Boys and Foreign Language Learning: Real Boys Don't Do Languages
    The authors examine the continuing poor relationship between boys and the study of foreign languages. Framed by discussion of gender socialization, gendered curriculum practices and cultural narratives about boys and schooling, the core of the book is con
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  • Research Among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language

  • Research Among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Cutting-edge in its approach and international in its authorship, this fourth monograph in a series sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association features eight research studies that explore a variety of themes, topics, and perspectives important
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  • Problem Solving in a Foreign Language

  • Problem Solving in a Foreign Language
    This book fills some of the major theoretical gaps for the popular teaching form of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). It re-examines the basis for CLIL from a cognitive perspective and gives an overview of the foundations of problem solving, thinking and language processing. Besides that, it presents a study in which the language and content-focused cognitive processes of learners during task solving are investigated. The data show that the use of an L2 has an impact on conceptual thought in that it can enhance semantic processing.
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  • Introduction to Foreign Language Learning & Teaching

  • Introduction to Foreign Language Learning & Teaching
    " An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching" presents an engaging, student-friendly guide to the fields of foreign language learning and teaching. For students beginning their study of these fields, the book provides essential backgroun
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