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Culture Bound: Bridging the Cultural Gap in Language Teaching (Cambridge Language Teaching Library)

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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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Culture Bound is designed to give language teachers a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. The collection as a whole provides both breadth and depth to a topic that has been strangely neglected despite its recognized importance.

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This book is designed to give language teachers a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Language, Thought, and Culture: 1. Language and thought Franz Boas; 2. Culture and the written language Robert B. Kaplan; 3. Acculturation and mind William R. Acton and Judith Walker de Felix; 4. Learning a second culture H. Douglas Brown; Part II. Cultural Differences and Similarities: 5. How to compare two cultures Robert Lado; 6. Kinesics and cross-cultural understanding Gennelle G. Mortain; 7. Intercultural differences and communicative approaches to foreign-language teaching in the Third World Karl-Heinz Osterloh; 8. ' ... So near the United States' John C. Condon; 9. Cultural clues to the Middle Eastern student Orin D. Parker and Educational Services Staff, AFME; 10. XANADU - 'A miracle of rare device': the teaching of English in China Alan Maley; 11. Compliments in cross-cultural perspective Nessa Wolfson; Part III. Classroom Applications: 12. Culture in the classroom Nelson Brooks; 13. Newspapers: vehicles for teaching ESOL with a cultural focus Charles H. Blatchford; 14. Culture in literature Joyce Merrill Valdes; 15. English language teaching from an intercultural perspective Stephen C. Dunnett, Fraida Dubin and Amy Lezberg; 16. An argument for culture analysis in the second language classroom George H. Hughes; 17. Culture bump and beyond Carol M. Archer; 18. The culture test Rebecca M. Valette; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521310451
Editor:
Valdes, Joyce M.
Editor:
Swan, Michael
Editor:
Valdes, Joyce M.
Editor:
Swan, Michael
Author:
Joyce Merrill, Valdes
Author:
Valdes, Joyce Merrill
Author:
Swan, Michael
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Language and culture
Subject:
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Language and languages--Study and teaching La
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Language Teaching Library
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19860831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
ELT/ESL: intended for use in teaching English as a
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
8.92x5.98x.42 in. .72 lbs.

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