Culture Bound: Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 29, 1986 - Foreign Language Study - 222 pages
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This book is designed to give language teachers a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. The paperback edition is a collection of selected essays that attempts to provide language teachers with a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. It includes essays written especially for the volume, as well as some that have been previously published.
 

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Contents

Language thought and culture
1
Culture and the written language
8
Acculturation and mind
20
Learning a second culture
33
Cultural differences and similarities
49
Kinesics and crosscultural understanding
64
Intercultural differences and communicative approaches
77
So near the United States
85
the teaching of English
102
Classroom applications
121
Culture in literature
137
An argument for culture analysis in the second language
162
The culture test
179
Bibliography
198
Index
219
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Cultural clues to the Middle Eastern student
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