The Cultural Context in Foreign Language Teaching by Martin Pütz

By Martin Pütz

The current booklet is a suite of chosen papers held on the twenty third overseas LAUD Symposium on «The Cultural Context in communique throughout Languages» (26-31 March 1997) in Duisburg, Germany. The papers integrated during this quantity spotlight a number of elements bearing on the cultural measurement of overseas language instructing and studying. the themes lined diversity from theoretical money owed on textual content, language, and tradition via to empirically-based elements of non-native discourse in addition to sociolinguistic and cultural know-how in international language educating. eventually, the quantity brings jointly contributions from a large choice of languages and cultural settings.
The Cultural Context in international Language Teaching will curiosity scholars of academic linguistics and language pedagogy, intercultural verbal exchange and discourse research.

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1995 Language Services Planning in the Banking Industry: An Example of Unplanned Language Policy. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California. [Ph. D. , Robert B. Kaplan and Cynthia L. ) Multilingua 15(3): 329- 349. Ulijn, Jan M. and Judith B. Strother Communicating in Business and Technology: From Psycholinguistic Theory to 1995 International Practice. Frankfurt: Lang. Clause ordering as a text-building device in written L2 Chris Braecke, Ronald Geluykens and Katja Pelsmaekers 1. Introduction: The analytical framework Advanced L2 learners of English usually have a fairly competent level of knowledge of discrete areas of the language, such as lexis and grammar, but they often experience difficulties in adequately putting this knowledge to use in actual text construction, particularly in writing.

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