Learning English: Development and Diversity
Neil Mercer, Joan Swann
Psychology Press, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 343 pages
This book examines the processes of language acquisition in English, as well as what it means to learn English in different parts of the world. It will be of particular interest to all students of English in Education and Applied Linguistics.English is learnt, internationally, in a range of diverse settings. This book examines processes of language acquisition in English, as well as what it means to learn English in different parts of the world. It looks at the place of English within formal education, and at some of the controversies that have surrounded the teaching of English.
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1 ENGLISH AS A FIRST LANGUAGE
2 ENGLISH IN THE REPERTOIRE
3 LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE IN ENGLISH
4 ENGLISH AS A CLASSROOM LANGUAGE
5 A HISTORY OF ENGLISH TEACHING
6 ISSUES IN ENGLISH TEACHING
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