LINGUIST List 31.2966

Wed Sep 30 2020

Books: Intercultural Communication and Language Pedagogy: Abrams

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Date: 29-Sep-2020
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Subject: Intercultural Communication and Language Pedagogy: Abrams
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Title: Intercultural Communication and Language Pedagogy
Subtitle: From Theory To Practice
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Zsuzsanna I. Abrams
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490153 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490153 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 74.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108490153 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 87.52
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108748230 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108748230 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 27.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108748230 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 32.67

Learning a new language offers a unique opportunity to discover other cultures as well as one's own. This discovery process is essential for developing 21st-century intercultural communication skills. To help prepare language teachers for their role as guides during this process, this book uses interdisciplinary research from social sciences and applied linguistics on intercultural communication for designing teaching activities that are readily implemented in the language classroom. Diverse language examples are used throughout the book to illustrate theoretical concepts, making them accessible to language teachers at all skill levels. The chapters introduce various perspectives on culture, intercultural communicative competence, analyzing authentic language data, teaching foreign/second languages with an intercultural communication orientation, the intercultural journey, the language-culture-identity connection, as well as resolving miscommunication and cultural conflict. While the immediate audience of this book is language teachers, the ultimate beneficiaries are language learners interested in undertaking the intercultural journey.

Introduction; Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Foundations: 1. Key Concepts in Intercultural Communication; 2. Pedagogical Foundations of Teaching ICC for L2/Lx Use; 3. The Learner as Analyst: Methods and Sources of Data Analysis; Part II. Pedagogical Implementation: 4. Intercultural Communication: Teaching Vocabulary; 5. Intercultural Communication: Teaching Grammar; 6. Intercultural Communication: Teaching Pragmatics; 7. Intercultural Communication: Teaching Paralinguistic Features; 8. Intercultural Communication: Teaching Nonverbal Communication; 9. Intercultural Communication: Teaching Cultural Knowledge; 10. Assessing Intercultural Communication; Part III. Intercultural Communication and the Personal Journey: 11. Cultural Transitions; Cultures and Identities; 13. Miscommunication, Conflict and Intercultural Communicative Competence; Appendix.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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