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Title: Language Learners As Ethnographers
Written By: Ana Barro
Shirley Jordan
Michael Byram
Celia J. Roberts
Series Title: Modern Languages in Practice No.16

This book looks at the role of cultural studies and intercultural communication in language learning. The book argues that learners who have an opportunity to stay in the target language country can be trained to do an ethnographic project while abroad. Borrowing from anthropologists' the idea of cultural fieldwork and 'writing culture', language learners develop their linguistic and cultural competence through the study of a local group. This book combines a theoretical overview of language and cultural practices with a description of ethnographic approaches and materials specifically designed for language learners.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853595039
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 266pp
Prices: #59.95/ US$89.95/ CAN$119.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853595020
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 266pp
Prices: #24.95/ US$39.95/ CAN$49.95