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Speaking and instructed foreign language acquisition [electronic resource] / edited by Mirosław Pawlak, Ewa Waniek-Klimczak and Jan Majer.

Publication:
Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 p.)
Series:
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England) ; 57.
Second language acquisition ; 57
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Subjects:
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Second language acquisition.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Developing the ability to speak in a foreign language is an arduous task. This is because it involves the mastery of different language subsystems, simultaneous focus on comprehension and production, and the impact of a range of social factors. This challenge is further compounded in situations in which learners have limited access to the target language. Thus, there is a need to explore issues related to teaching, learning and testing speaking with a view to translating the guidelines based on theoretical positions and research findings into feasible and context-specific pedagogical recommendations. This is the rationale behind this book, which considers speaking from leading theoretical perspectives, investigates individual variables which affect its development, and reports the results of studies focusing on different aspects of its instructed acquisition.
Contents:
pt. 1. Theoretical perspectives on instructed acquisition of speaking
pt. 2. Speaking and individual variables
pt. 3. Research into instructed acquisition of speaking.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Pawlak, Mirosław.
Waniek-Klimczak, Ewa.
Majer, Jan.
ISBN:
1-283-22473-9
9786613224736
1-84769-412-8
OCLC:
750183127
Publisher Number:
10.21832/9781847694126 doi