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English-Medium Instruction and Pronunciation Exposure and Skills Development

Author: Karin Richter | Hardback | 9781788922456

This book offers new insights into the language gains of adult learners enrolled in an English-medium instruction (EMI) degree programme. It provides longitudinal empirical evidence of the phonological gains of the learners; discusses which individual factors contribute to the changes in the learners’ pronunciation and investigates…

Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language

Author: Monica Karlsson | Hardback | 9781788922364

The comprehension, retention and production of idiomatic expressions is one of the most difficult areas of the lexicon for second language (L2) learners, even very advanced students, to master. This book investigates this under-researched and interesting aspect of language acquisition, shedding light on both conventional uses of idiomati…

Expanding the Linguistic Landscape Linguistic Diversity, Multimodality and the Use of Space as a Semiotic Resource

Edited by: Martin Pütz, Neele Mundt | Paperback | 9781788922142

This book provides a forum for theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to research on language(s), multimodality and public space, which will advance new ways of understanding the sociocultural, ideological and historical role of communication practices and experienced lives in a globalised world. Linguistic Landscape is …

Growing up with God and Empire A Postcolonial Analysis of ‘Missionary Kid’ Memoirs

Author: Stephanie Vandrick | Paperback | 9781788922319

This book analyzes the memoirs of 42 ‘missionary kids’ – the children of North American Protestant missionaries in countries all over the world during the 20th century. Using a postcolonial lens the book explores ways in which the missionary enterprise was part of, or intersected with, the Western colonial enterpri…

Identity Trajectories of Adult Second Language Learners Learning Italian in Australia

Author: Cristiana Palmieri | Hardback | 9781788922197

This book explores the motivations of adult second language (L2) learners to learn Italian in continuing education settings in Australia. It focuses on their motivational drives, learning trajectories and related dynamics of identity development triggered by the learning process.…

International Students’ Challenges, Strategies and Future Vision A Socio-Dynamic Perspective

Author: Anas Hajar | Hardback | 9781788922234

Study abroad is now both an international industry and an experience that can have a deep impact on students’ linguistic, cultural and personal development. This book explores ‘the social turn’ in the fields of study abroad and language learning strategies.…

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It Takes a Village to Write a Book: Mastering Idiomatic Expressions

This month we published Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language by Monica Karlsson. In this post the author explains the inspiration behind the book and talks us through the thinking behind each chapter. Some years ago I was teaching a proficiency class, when my student teachers and I came across some idiomatic expressions in a … Continue reading It Takes a Village to Write a Book: Mastering Idiomatic Expressions

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