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Tasks in Second Language Learning : Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics - Virginia Samuda

Tasks in Second Language Learning

Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics

Paperback Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9781403911872
Number Of Pages: 299

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Tasks in Second Language Learning aims to bring more fully into debate the holistic nature of language learning, which tasks are one way of achieving, and to outline the research implications of this perspective. It sets language learning tasks within a broad educational and social science perspective, with a consistent focus on the principles and practices of their use in the language classroom.

Using case study data, illustrative materials, transcript data, and close analyses of published research studies, it provides ample and lively illustration of the contributions of a range of specialists in research, teaching methodology and materials development, and of the authors' own argument.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Language Use, Holistic Activity and Second Language Learningp. 7
Holistic Tasks in an Educational Context: Some Key Issuesp. 18
Holistic Tasks in a Research Context: Some Key Issuesp. 37
Tasks in Second Language Pedagogyp. 51
Defining Pedagogic Tasks: Issues and Challengesp. 62
Engaging Learning Processes: Implications for the Use of Second Language Tasksp. 71
Researching Second Language Pedagogic Tasksp. 82
Interactions between Research and Practice
Task Research from a Pedagogical Perspectivep. 133
Pedagogic Perspectives on Second Language Tasksp. 192
Exploring Tasks
Research Directionsp. 233
Further Resourcesp. 267
Referencesp. 277
Name Indexp. 291
Subject Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9781403911872
ISBN-10: 1403911878
Series: Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 16.2  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1