Language Learning in New English Contexts

Language Learning in New English Contexts

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This edited volume is dedicated to the exploration of English language acquisition and development outside of the largely monolingual environments of North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. Specifically, the studies investigate different facets of English language learning in Singapore, and uses this experience to forge connections with other New English contexts. Using empirical data drawn from a range of language classrooms, the contributors emphasise the place of education within a global framework of English language learning. In so doing they examine economic, social and political factors influencing language education, and present a refreshingly global perspective on English language acquisition. This comprehensive examination of language learning in New English contexts will be of interest to researchers in applied linguistics and world Englishes.corpus was about 200 words, with an average of 30 verbs and verb phrases per composition. ... The student essays came from Normal (Academic) and the Express Stream classes. ... The only difference between students from the two streams is that students from the Express stream are required to write longer compositions of about 100 words. ... My mother has known the principal for a very long time.

Title:Language Learning in New English Contexts
Author:Rita Elaine Silver, Lubna Alsagoff, Christine C M Goh
Publisher:A&C Black - 2011-10-27


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