Readings in Second Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition: In Japanese Context

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Asako Yoshitomi, Tae Umino, Masashi Negishi
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 271 pages
The selected contributions of this volume focuses on various issues related to second language pedagogy and second language acquisition in the Japanese context. Part I covers such topics as discourse pragmatics and cross-cultural pragmatics in language teaching; the instruction of conversation through training in story telling skills; task activities as a means for grammarization in grammar teaching; the development of a computerized speaking test and a proficiency scale for EFL learners; and the social aspects of the language teacher expertise. Part II deals with the cognitive transformation involved in the acquisition of syntactic structures; the application of ZPD to adult learners not only in terms of interpersonal interaction but also through interfacing with other media; examination of learners' narrative data to analyze linguistic and gestural reference and to investigate learners' use of phrasal verbs; learner's strategy use in self-instruction that utilizes audiovisual materials; and network computer technology in computer-assisted language learning.
 

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Contents

Message from the President
1
Center of UsageBased Linguistic Informatics UBLI
3
Preface
11
Discourse Politeness Theory and CrossCultural Pragmatics
19
Teaching Conversational Storytelling Skills to Japanese Students of English Why is it Necessary and What could be Taught?
43
Integration of Theory and Practice in Grammar Teaching Grammaring Grammarization and Task Activities
59
A Computerized Test of Oral Proficiency Development of an Automated Instrument
75
How Much Do We Have in Common with the Common European Framework of Reference?
83
The Zone of Proximal Development and Second Language Acquisition
155
Manual Introduction of Animate Referents in L2 Narrative Discourse
179
The Use of Phrasal Verbs by Japanese Learners of English
201
Learning a Second Language through Audiovisual Media
227
NetworkBased Computer Assisted Language Learning CALL
247
Index of Proper Nouns
263
Index of Subjects
267
Contributors
273

An Inquiry into the Social Aspects of Language Teacher Expertise
101
Learning to Reframe Japanese Benefactives Metalinguistic Beliefs and the Identities of L2 Users
119
The series UsageBased Linguistic Informatics
275
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