Author: Pekka Lintunen Publisher: Multilingual Matters ISBN: 1788926323 Category : Language Arts & Disciplines Languages : en Pages : 190
This book brings together theoretical and empirical approaches to second language (L2) fluency and provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on the topic. The strength of the volume lies in its interdisciplinarity: the chapters approach fluency from non-traditional starting points and go beyond disciplinary boundaries in their contributions. The volume includes chapters investigating fluency from an L2 perspective and integrates perspectives from related fields, such as psycholinguistics, sign language studies and L2 assessment. The book extends the common foci and approaches of fluency studies and offers new perspectives that enable readers to evaluate critically existing paradigms and models. This encourages the development of more comprehensive frameworks and directs future L2 fluency research into new areas of L2 learning and use.
Author: Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing ISBN: 9027243352 Category : Language Arts & Disciplines Languages : en Pages : 234
Non-fluent Aphasia in a Multilingual World is an up-to-date introduction to the language of patients with non-fluent aphasia. Recent research in languages other than English has challenged our old descriptions of aphasia syndromes: while their patterns can be recognized across languages, the structure of each language has a profound effect on the symptoms of aphasic speech. However, the basic linguistic concepts needed to understand these effects in languages other than English have rarely been part of the training of the clinician. Non-fluent Aphasia in a Multilingual World introduces these concepts plainly and concretely, in the context of dozens of examples from the narratives and conversations of patients speaking most of the major languages of Europe, North America and Asia. Linguistic and clinical terms are carefully defined and kept as theory neutral as possible. Non-Fluent Aphasia in a Multilingual World is especially useful for speech-language pathologists whose patients are immigrants and guestworkers, and for the clinician who must deal creatively with the challenges of providing aphasia diagnosis and therapy in a multicultural, multidialectical setting.
Author: Rebecca M. Riordan Publisher: Sams Publishing ISBN: 0768696488 Category : Computers Languages : en Pages : 1247
Based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, Fluent C#, the first in the new Fluent Learning series, is a true tutorial that will help you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing .NET Framework applications in C#. Most introductory books just talk at you and give you “exercises” that have more to do with taking dictation than actually learning. Fluent C# is different. It guides you through learning the way your mind likes to learn: by solving puzzles, making connections, and building genuine understanding instead of just memorizing random facts. DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW TO… · Write .NET applications in C# 2010 · Leverage the incredible power of the .NET Framework Class Library · Apply Object-Oriented principles, Design Patterns, and best practices to your code · Develop desktop applications using the powerful Windows Presentation Foundation user interface API
Author: Rebecca M. Riordan Publisher: Sams Publishing ISBN: 0132900564 Category : Computers Languages : en Pages : 870
Based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, Fluent Visual Basic, part of the Fluent Learning series, is a true tutorial that will help you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing .NET Framework applications in Visual Basic. Most introductory books just talk at you and give you “exercises” that have more to do with taking dictation than actually learning. Fluent Visual Basic is different. It guides you through learning the way your mind likes to learn: by solving puzzles, making connections, and building genuine understanding instead of just memorizing random facts. DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW TO… Write .NET applications in Visual Basic Leverage the incredible power of the .NET Framework Class Library Apply Object-Oriented principles, Design Patterns, and best practices to your code Develop desktop applications using the powerful Windows Presentation Foundation user interface API
Author: Eric Friginal Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing ISBN: 9027223084 Category : Language Arts & Disciplines Languages : en Pages : 344
The Language of Outsourced Call Centers is the first book to explore a large-scale corpus representing the typical kinds of interactions and communicative tasks in outsourced call centers located in the Philippines and serving American customers. The specific goals of this book are to conduct a corpus-based register comparison between outsourced call center interactions, face-to-face American conversations, and spontaneous telephone exchanges; and to study the dynamics of cross-cultural communication between Filipino call center agents and American callers, as well as other demographic groups of participants in outsourced call center transactions, e.g., gender of speakers, agents' experience and performance, and types of transactional tasks. The research design relies on a number of analytical approaches, including corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, and combines quantitative and qualitative examination of linguistic data in the investigation of the frequency distribution and functional characteristics of a range of lexico/syntactic features of outsourced call center discourse.
Author: Nicholas D. Young Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield ISBN: 1475837003 Category : Education Languages : en Pages : 130
This book primarily focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of the kinds of difficulties that can attend the reading process, especially for at-risk readers and those with reading disabilities.
Author: Timothy V. Rasinski Publisher: Guilford Press ISBN: 1462504302 Category : Education Languages : en Pages : 354
"Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, decoding, elementary, English language learners, fluency, literacy instruction, oral reading, primary grades, prosody, reading comprehension, reading expressiveness, reading methods, secondary, struggling readers Description: This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers"--
Author: Raqib Chowdhury Publisher: Multilingual Matters ISBN: 1783091487 Category : Language Arts & Disciplines Languages : en Pages : 286
This book addresses how Western universities have constructed themselves as global providers of education, and are driven to be globally competitive. It examines how the term ‘international’ has been exploited by the market in the form of government educational policies and agencies, host institutions, academia and the mass media. The book explores matters relating to the role of the English language in international education in general and the field of TESOL in particular. It demonstrates how English and TESOL have exercised their symbolic power, coupled with the desire for international education, to create convenient identities for international TESOL students. It also discusses the complexity surrounding and informing these students’ painful yet sophisticated appropriation of and resistance to the convenient labels they are subjected to.