Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency: Background, Evidence and Classroom Applications

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A&C Black, Sep 2, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 242 pages
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This volume presents a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of formulaic language (multi-word units believed to be mentally stored and retrieved as single units) and its role in fluent speech production.  Focusing on second language speech, the book provides an overview of research into the role of formulaic language in fluency, details a study which provides evidence of that role, and outlines teaching plans and strategies to foster it.  This important area has not been examined in such depth and scope before, and this work has many implications for future research and language pedagogy.  It will appeal to researchers in discourse analysis and second language acquisition.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Background
7
Evidence
85
Applications
181

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About the author (2010)

David Wood teaches applied linguistics at Carleton University, Canada, where his research interests lie in formulaic language, acquisition of L2 spoken language and academic discourse, and language teacher education. He has taught English language and applied linguistics in Canada, Greece, and Japan.

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