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Interpretation: Techniques and Exercises (Professional Interpreting in the Real World)
James Nolan

Multilingual Matters, 2012

Now in its second edition, this book provides a structured syllabus and an overview of interpretation accompanied by exercises in the main aspects of the art. It can serve as a practical guide for interpreters and as a complement to interpreter training programs, in the classroom and online, particularly for students preparing for interpreting in international governmental and business settings. This expanded second edition includes additional ...
  
  











  



  
Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (Multilingual Mattersn(Series).)
Michael Byram

Multilingual Matters, 1998

Foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours. This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and methods, and how the ability to communicate across cultural differences can be assessed.
  
  











  



  
Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning (Second Language Acquisition)

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This landmark volume offers a collection of conceptual papers and data-based research studies that investigate the dynamics of language learning motivation from a complex dynamic systems perspective. The chapters seek to answer the question of how we can understand motivation if we perceive it as a continuously changing and evolving entity rather than a fixed learner trait.
  
  











  



  
The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education: Opportunities and Challenges (New Perspectives on Language and ...

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This book addresses the ways in which languages education around the world has changed in recent years to recognise and reflect the increasing phenomenon of societal multilingualism. It examines the implications for research, theory, policy and practice.
  
  











  



  
The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy and the US Labor Market (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)

Multilingual Matters, 2014

Using novel methodological approaches and new data, The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering past research that shows no such benefits exist.
  
  











  



  
Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood
Paddy Ladd

Multilingual Matters, 2003

This text presents a "Traveller's Guide" to deaf culture, starting from the premise that deaf cultures have an important contribution to make to other academic disciplines, and human lives in general. Within and outside deaf communities, there is a need for an account of the new concept of deaf culture, which enables readers to assess its place alongside work on other minority cultures and multilingual discourses. The book aims to assess the ...
  
  











  



  
Sociolinguistics and Language Education (New Perspectives on Language and Education)

Multilingual Matters, 2010

This book provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, including topics of nationalism and popular culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, ideologies and power, across language education contexts ranging from the teaching of English as an international language to Indigenous language revitalization.
  
  











  



  
Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Colin Baker

Multilingual Matters, 2011

The fifth edition of this bestselling book provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and national levels.
  
  











  



  
A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Colin Baker

Multilingual Matters, 2014

In this accessible guide to bilingualism in the family and the classroom, Colin Baker delivers a realistic picture of the joys and difficulties of raising bilingual children. This revised edition includes more information on bilingualism in the digital age, and incorporates the latest research in areas such as neonatal language experience, multilingualism and language mixing.
  
  











  



  
Identity and Language Learning: Extending the Conversation
Bonny Norton

Multilingual Matters, 2013

This second edition of Norton?s classic text on language learning and identity will bring her ground-breaking ideas to a new generation of students, teachers and researchers. Featuring a comprehensive Introduction and an Afterword by Claire Kramsch, this new edition integrates research, theory and classroom practice. The implications for teaching and teacher education are profound.
  
  











  



  
Pathways to Multilingualism: Evolving Perspectives on Immersion Education (Bilingual Education and ...

Multilingual Matters, 2008

Immersion education serves as a highly successful pathway to multilingualism. This volume focuses on the evolution of perspectives and practices within language immersion education and showcases an international roster of scholars who offer theoretical perspectives, research reviews and empirical studies on teaching, learning and language development in immersion programs.This collection of studies and discussions represents three branches of ...
  
  











  



  
Learning to Read and Write in the Multilingual Family (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Xiao-lei Wang

Multilingual Matters, 2011

Xiao-lei Wang received her doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 1992. She is a full professor in the School of Education at Pace University in New York. Her research covers a wide range of topics such as cultural parenting styles, effects of nonverbal communication in teaching and learning, multilingual acquisition and development, and moral development. Her recent book Growing up with Three Languages: Birth to Eleven documented the ...
  
  











  



  
Rural Tourism And Sustaninable Business (Aspects of Tourism)
Derek Hall

Multilingual Matters, 2005

This book provides the latest conceptual thinking on, and case study exemplification of, rural tourism and sustainable business development from Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and Japan in 19 concise, manageable Chapters. The book is organised into distinct yet interrelated sections, and benefits from strong editorial input in terms of context setting and summary Chapters. Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business represents a ...
  
  











  



  
World English: A Study of its Development (Bilingual Education and Bilingualism)
Janina Brutt-Griffler

Multilingual Matters, 2002

This text traces the history of English language spread from the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century, combining that with a study of its langauge change. It links linguistic and sociolinguistic variables that have conditioned the evolution and change of English, putting forward a new framework of language spread and change.
  
  











  



  
Growing up with Three Languages: Birth to Eleven (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Xiao-lei Wang

Multilingual Matters, 2008

This book is for parents who live in a foreign country and intend to raise their children in their own heritage language(s). It offers helpful suggestions for this challenging situation and provides useful strategies in the daily interactions between parents and children.
  
  











  



  
Language Strategies for Trilingual Families: Parents' Perspectives (Parents' and Teachers' Guides)
Andreas Braun, Tony Cline

Multilingual Matters, 2014

This book aims to enable parents in trilingual families to consider possible language strategies on the basis of analysing their individual circumstances. It includes a tool for diagnostic self-analysis that will help each reader to identify their situation and learn how parents in similar situations have approached the task of supporting their children's use of languages. Based on a unique survey of parents in trilingual families in two ...
  
  











  



  
Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self (Second Language Acquisition)

Multilingual Matters, 2009

With contributions by leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive anthology of conceptual and empirical papers describing the latest developments in L2 motivation research that involves the reframing of motivation in the context of contemporary notions of self and identity.
  
  











  



  
Pronunciation in EFL Instruction: A Research-Based Approach (Second Language Acquisition)
Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska

Multilingual Matters, 2014

In view of recent debates on the global spread of English and its international lingua franca role, what pronunciation models are appropriate for millions of EFL learners? Which aspects of English phonetics should be taught to foreign students and which can be neglected with little loss in communication? How can English pronunciation be taught in an interesting and effective way which is both learner- and teacher-friendly, in accordance with the ...
  
  











  



  
Teaching Languages Online (MM Textbooks)
Carla Meskill, Natasha Anthony

Multilingual Matters, 2010

Teaching Languages Online is for new and experienced educators of world languages. The text introduces aspects and considerations involved in teaching fully online and blended courses. Mechanics and challenges are presented using illustrations of actual online teaching practices, practices that are continually linked to contemporary foundations of language pedagogy.
  
  











  



  
Literary Translation: A Practical Guide (Topics in Translation, 22)
Clifford E. Landers

Multilingual Matters, 2001

In this book, both beginning and experienced translators will find pragmatic techniques for dealing with problems of literary translation, whatever the original language. Certain challenges and certain themes recur in translation, whatever the language pair. This guide proposes to help the translator navigate through them. The book's hands-on approach should make it accessible to translators of any background. A significant portion of this ...
  
  











  








   



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