Language, learning and teaching : Irish research perspectives /
edited by Fiona Farr and Máiréad Moriarty.
Oxford : Peter Lang, [2013], c2013
viii, 242 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
303430871X (pbk.), 9783034308717 (pbk.)
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Oxford : Peter Lang, [2013], c2013
303430871X (pbk.)
9783034308717 (pbk.)
contents note
Introduction / Fiona Farr and Máiréad Moriarty -- Applied linguistics research: Connecting with the bigger picture / Michael McCarthy -- Section One: Exploring Language Learning and Teaching: Teacher Acts, Class Speaks: Mime activating learning in today's linguistically diverse classroom / Mandy Collins -- The role of culture in minority language learning: The case of adult learners of Irish / Colin John Flynn -- An exploration of parents' experiences of involvement in immersion schooling: Identifying barriers to successful involvement / Lauren Kavanagh and Tina Hickey -- A language socialization perspective on knowledge and identity construction in Irish post-primary education / Malgorzata Machowska-Kosciak -- Exploring language and discourses: looking at multicultural classrooms in ireland: teacher educators' perspectives / Joanna Baumgart -- Looking at language in hotel management education / Margaret Healy and Kristin Onderdonk Horan -- Caighdeáin, caighdeánú agus torthaÌ ar chaighdeánú na Gaeilge / Noel P. Ó Murchadha -- Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in language teacher education / Elaine Riordan.
general note
"The work presented in this book stems from a postgraduate conference held by IRAAL (The Irish Society for Applied Linguistics) at the University of Limerick in October 2010. IRAAL was founded in 1975 to support research in applied and general linguistics in Ireland. IRAAL is affiliated to the International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA)."
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
This book showcases recent work carried out by members of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL). By focusing on the relationship between language and its users within the micro context of Ireland, the contributors generate insights which promise to open up future avenues for Applied Linguistics research, both in Ireland and beyond. The collection addresses two main themes within the field of Applied Linguistics: language learning and teaching, and the study of language and its discourses in context. In order to ensure that the volume is relevant to as wide an audience as is possible, it is not theoretically focused; rather, each chapter deals with a specific real world issue in context. The book provides an account of language problems that have arisen given the increasingly multilingual nature of Ireland, examines the current status of the Irish language and explores the potential for new technologies to enhance language learning and teaching.

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