Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 1994: Educational Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication, and Global Interdependence

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James E. Alatis
Georgetown University Press, Mar 3, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 412 pages

The essays in this volume explore communication across cultures using an interdisciplinary approach to language teaching and learning, mediated by the growing field of educational linguistics. Topics include the use of English as a medium of wider communication and the growth of national varieties of English throughout the world. An international array of distinguished contributors includes scholars from China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United States. This collection suggests that language diversity is a unifying force in a globally interdependent world.

 

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Contents

Welcoming remarks
1
In memory of the Rev Francis P Dinneen SJ
3
A medium of plural canons
6
The triumph of the yell
23
Toward a new philosophy
26
Toward an acquisitionoriented syllabus
46
The use of language tests for power and control
57
The impact of college entrance examinatons on high school ESLEFL writing
73
Field and project
199
Locating contingency in email
210
Computerbased classrooms for language teaching
219
English as a global lingua franca
233
The fiction of the native speaker in L2 research
243
French nativespeaker use of the subjunctive in speech and writing
253
Communicate decisionmake and remember to apply the educational linguistics
264
Crosscultural communication and comparative terminology
289

The beginnings of language testing as a profession
88
Hungary reorients its FL teaching
102
Language choices for West Africa in the global village
108
Implications for second language teaching
117
What do Yes and No really mean in Chinese?
128
Culture discourse and choice of structure
150
Teaching global interdependence as a subversive activity
173
Educational linguistics and the knowledge base of language teaching
180
The pleasure hypothesis
299
A model for learning strategies instruction in the foreign language classroom
323
The crucial link
337
Implications for minority identity development
347
Looking to the East
370
The sources of language teachers instructional decisions
384
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Page 28 - of culture: • Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man [or woman] as a member of society
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