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English is learnt in a range of diverse settings. This book examines processes of language acquisition in English, as well as what it means to learn English in different parts of the world. Content: English as a first language / Dennis Bancroft -- Reading A. Language addressed to children: linguistic and cultural aspects / Elena V. M. Lieven -- Reading B. The child's expanding social world / Michelle E. Barton and Michael Tomasello -- English in the repertoire / Barbara Mayor -- Reading A. Raising our twins bilingually / Sylvia Rojas-Drummond and Hugh Drummond -- Learning to read and write in English / Pam Czerniewska -- Reading A. Some lessons learnt at bedtime / Henrietta Dombey -- Reading B. What's in a story? / Gordon Wells -- English as a classroom language / Neil Mercer and Douglas Barnes -- Reading A. One cup of newspaper and one cup of tea / G. D. Jayalakshmi -- Reading B. Arguments for and against English as a medium of instruction / Josef Schmied -- Reading C. Teaching writing: process or genre? / Janet Maybin -- A history of English teaching / A. K. Pugh -- Reading A. English and Empire: teaching English in nineteenth-century India / Anthea Fraser Gupta -- Reading B. The Corresponding Societies: working-class literacy and political reform / Colin Lankshear and Maria Lawler -- Reading C. The development of a 'national curriculum' for English in England and Wales / Sue Brindley -- Issues in English teaching / Sue Brindley and Joan Swann -- Reading A. Different voices in the English classroom / Stuart Middleton -- Reading B. Reading: an infant school's perspective / Lorraine Dawes -- Reading C. Learning written genres / J. R. Martin, Frances Christie and Joan Rothery -- English for speakers of other languages / Jill Bourne -- Reading A. English for speakers of other languages: which varieties of English for which groups of learners? / Christopher Brumfit -- Reading B. Dilemmas of a textbook writer / Neville Grant -- English in the academic world / Elizabeth Hoadley-Maidment and Neil Mercer -- Reading A. Culture in rhetorical styles: contrastive rhetoric and world Englishes / Yamuna Kachru -- Reading B. Some language problems faced by overseas students in British universities / Tony Bex. Abstract: This book examines the processes of language acquisition in English, as well as what it means to learn English in different parts of the world. It will be of particular interest to all students of English in Education and Applied Linguistics. Read more...
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Neil Mercer is a Psychologist and Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge with a PhD in psycholinguistics from the University of Leicester.
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