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<div>This book proposes the study of literary texts as a vital component of L2 linguistic and cultural knowledge. The research, conducted with students of Italian in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>, is situated in the wider L2 context, and compared to studies on students' perceptions of English and French literary texts in countries such as <st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region> and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ukraine</st1:country-region></st1:place>. <br/><p class=MsoNormal>The first part of the book takes the debate on the inclusion of literature in language education as a springboard for posing crucial questions about how students, and educators, view literature. The theoretical framework draws from educational, linguistic, philosophical and literary theories, and focuses on the role of awareness in learning and the role of the learner's experience. The second part of the book evaluates an innovative approach to teaching and learning L2 literature, and discusses the application of this to the language classroom.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></p><br/><p class=MsoNormal>Containing a balance of theoretical and practical concerns, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers of applied linguistics and second language acquisition.</p></div>>

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<div>This book proposes the study of literary texts as a vital component of L2 linguistic and cultural knowledge. The research, conducted with students of Italian in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>, is situated in the wider L2 context, and compared to studies on students' perceptions of English and French literary texts in countries such as <st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region> and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ukraine</st1:country-region></st1:place>. <br/><p class=MsoNormal>The first part of the book takes the debate on the inclusion of literature in language education as a springboard for posing crucial questions about how students, and educators, view literature. The theoretical framework draws from educational, linguistic, philosophical and literary theories, and focuses on the role of awareness in learning and the role of the learner's experience. The second part of the book evaluates an innovative approach to teaching and learning L2 literature, and discusses the application of this to the language classroom.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></p><br/><p class=MsoNormal>Containing a balance of theoretical and practical concerns, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers of applied linguistics and second language acquisition.</p></div>>

Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction: Quo Vadimus? 1: The Role of Literature in Language Education: Background, Debates, Research and Educational Practice 2: An Eclectic Approach to Research into Literature in L2 Language Education 3: Students' Perceptions of Literature 4: Students' Experiences of Literary Texts: Linking Perceptions of Literature and Study Approaches to Students' Learning Outcomes 5: Linking Research to Practice: A Pedagogy of Awareness and ChangeConclusion: Enhancing Literature in L2 Language Education - Intersections of Research and PracticeReferencesIndexAppendix: Survey; Interview Guide; Some Practical Ideas and Applications

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441149923
Author:
Carroli, Piera
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
Education-Writing
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.36 x 0.49 in

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<div>This book proposes the study of literary texts as a vital component of L2 linguistic and cultural knowledge. The research, conducted with students of Italian in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>, is situated in the wider L2 context, and compared to studies on students' perceptions of English and French literary texts in countries such as <st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region> and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ukraine</st1:country-region></st1:place>. <br/><p class=MsoNormal>The first part of the book takes the debate on the inclusion of literature in language education as a springboard for posing crucial questions about how students, and educators, view literature. The theoretical framework draws from educational, linguistic, philosophical and literary theories, and focuses on the role of awareness in learning and the role of the learner's experience. The second part of the book evaluates an innovative approach to teaching and learning L2 literature, and discusses the application of this to the language classroom.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></p><br/><p class=MsoNormal>Containing a balance of theoretical and practical concerns, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers of applied linguistics and second language acquisition.</p></div>>
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