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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: Theory and Practice in EFL Teacher Education
Subtitle: Bridging the Gap
Edited By: Julia Hüttner
Barbara Mehlmauer-Larcher
Susanne Reichl
Barbara Schiftner
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847695246
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Description:

This volume addresses the complex issues surrounding language teacher
education, especially in EFL, and the development of professionalism in this
field. By applying such concepts as Shulman's "pedagogical content
knowledge", the development of teachers' knowledge base is investigated in a
variety of settings, thus underpinning the contextual nature of teacher learning.
The vital role of critical reflection at all stages of teacher development is shown
to be an integral part of language teachers' knowledge constructions in areas
such as pedagogical grammar, assessment and testing. The contributions shed
light also on the perception and development of teacher expertise. This volume
sets out to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and in so doing shows
that these constructs are far from monolithic. Rather, both theory and practice
are created and developed dynamically in close interrelation.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847695253
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 139.95
U.K. £ 79.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847695246
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
U.S. $ 39.95