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Authored by a prominent team of international experts in their respective fields, The Handbook of Informal Language Learning is a one-of-a-kind reference work and it is a timely and valuable resource for anyone looking to explore informal language learning outside of a formal education environment. It features a comprehensive collection of cutting edge research areas exploring the cultural and historical cases of informal language learning, along with the growing area of digital language learning, and the future of this relevant field in national development and language education.
The Handbook of Informal Language Learning examines informal language learning from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Structured across six sections, chapters cover areas of motivation, linguistics, cognition, and multimodality; digital learning, including virtual contexts, gaming, fanfiction, vlogging, mobile devices, and nonformal programs; and media and live contact, including learning through environmental print, tourism/study abroad. The book also provides studies of informal learning in four national contexts, examines the integration of informal and formal classroom learning, and discusses the future of language learning from different perspectives.
- Edited by respected researchers of computer-mediated communication and second language learning and teacher education
- Features contributions by leading international scholars reaching out to a global audience
- Presents an exciting and progressive selection of chapters in a rapidly expanding field of research and teaching
- Provides a state-of-the-art collection of the theories, as well as the historical, cultural and international cases relating to informal language learning and its future in a digital age
- Covers 30 key topics that represent pioneering findings and new research
The Handbook of Informal Language Learning is an essential resource for researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of language acquisition, English as a second language, and foreign language education.
- 2020/03/11 | 35Politique linguistique familiale : enjeux dynamiques de la transmission linguistique dans un context migratoire
Champ d’études important au XXIème siècle, la politique linguistique familiale soulève des défis essentiels s’agissant des idéologies, des pratiques, du maintien, des changements et des pertes linguistiques ainsi que de la transmission au sein de ce microcosme de la société qu’est la famille. Ce premier volume bilingue français-anglais illustre tout un éventail de questions relatives à l’étude des familles immigrées et transnationales confrontées à la survie de leur langue ancestrale face à l’hégémonie de la langue du pays d’accueil. Articulée autour de recherches menées en France, l’introduction détaillée de l’ouvrage présente les derniers travaux réalisés en la matière. Au travers de ces treize chapitres, des contributeurs mettent en lumière des aspects cruciaux de la dynamique de l’interaction langagière grâce à des études de cas éclairantes effectuées dans le monde entier sur la politique linguistique familiale.
Emerging as an important field in the 21st century, family language policy brings forth core challenges of language ideologies, practices, maintenance, shifts, losses and transmission at the micro-level unit of the society. This special, first-ever bilingual French-English volume illustrates a range of issues exploring immigrant and transnational families facing the survival of their own ancestral language in the face of the hegemony of the language of their host country. The comprehensive introduction puts at centre-stage the studies made in this field in France and discusses recent scholarship. In its thirteen chapters, contributors have stressed crucial aspects of the dynamics of language interplay, with illuminating case studies from around the world in the field of family language policy.
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The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides a critical survey of the methodological concepts, designs, instruments and types of analysis that are used within the broad field of applied linguistics. With more than 40 chapters written by leading and emerging scholars, this book problematizes and theorizes applied linguistics research, incorporating numerous multifaceted methodological considerations and pointing to the future of good practice in research. Topics covered include:
- key concepts and constructs in research methodology, such as sampling strategies and mixed methods research;
- research designs such as experimental research, case study research, and action research;
- data collection methods, from questionnaires and interviews to think-aloud protocols and data elicitation tasks;
- data analysis methods, such as use of R, inferential statistical analysis, and qualitative content analysis;
- current considerations in applied linguistics research, such as a need for transparency and greater incorporation of multilingualism in research; and
- recent innovations in research methods related to multimodality, eye-tracking, and advances in quantitative methods.
The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is key reading for both experienced and novice researchers in Applied Linguistics as well as anyone undertaking study in this area.