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Language Learning, Power, Race and Identity White Men, Black Language

Author: Liz Johanson Botha | Hardback | 9781783093854

This book investigates the strategies and identities of colonials who have learned the languages of colonised people, using the context of isiXhosa in South Africa. While power in language learning research has traditionally focused on the powerful native speaker and the relatively disempowered learner, this book studies the inverse, where elites a…

Developing Interactional Competence in a Japanese Study Abroad Context

Author: Naoko Taguchi | Paperback | 9781783093717

In the process of second language acquisition, the ability to interact effectively is critical. But what does it mean to be interactively competent? This book addresses this question by presenting research on the development of interactional competence among learners of Japanese as a second language.…

Interactional Categorization and Gatekeeping Institutional Encounters with Otherness

Author: Louise Tranekjær | Hardback | 9781783093670

This book is about categorization processes in native/non-native workplace interaction, within the context of internship interviews between Danish employers and second language speakers who were born abroad. In this volume, which is one of the first books on gatekeeping, Tranekjær seeks to address processes of power and ideology from a convers…

Creative Composition Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction

Edited by: Danita Berg, Lori A. May | Paperback | 9781783093625

For decades theorists have opined that the lines between creative writing and composition need to be lifted, yet little has been written about the pedagogical methods that allow a cohesive approach between the disciplines. This book brings together contemporary authors and well-respected creative writing instructors and theorists to explore ways cr…

Working Memory in Second Language Acquisition and Processing

Edited by: Zhisheng (Edward) Wen, Mailce Borges Mota, Arthur McNeill | Paperback | 9781783093571

This unique volume offers a comprehensive discussion of essential theoretical and methodological issues concerning the pivotal role of working memory in second language learning and processing. The collection opens with a foreword and introductory theoretical chapters written by leading figures in the field of cognitive psychology.…

Assessing Multilingual Children Disentangling Bilingualism from Language Impairment

Edited by: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Jan de Jong, Natalia Meir | Paperback | 9781783093113

Second language learners often produce language forms resembling those of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). At present, professionals working in language assessment and education have only limited diagnostic instruments to distinguish language impaired migrant children from those who will eventually catch up with their monolingual p…

Academic Literacy and Student Diversity The Case for Inclusive Practice

Author: Ursula Wingate | Paperback | 9781783093472

This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to academic literacy instruction and their underpinning theories, as well as a synthesis of the debate on academic literacy over the past 20 years. The author argues that the main existing instructional models are inadequate to cater for diverse student populations, and proposes an inclusive…

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Channel View Publications/Multilingual Matters is proud to be an independent publisher. But what exactly is independent publishing and why is it so important? There are many different definitions of an independent publisher, and starting with the definition offered by the Independent Publishers Guild in the UK, members range from the author who publishes his or […]

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We are currently running a special offer on all the books in our New Writing Viewpoints series. Just enter the code NWV2015 at the checkout and you will receive a 50% discount on all books and ebooks.


Offer ends 31 December 2015