'This is a timely and welcome title.'
'Very useful guide to the area'
Language, Culture and Curriculum Volume 17: 1. 2004
From the Back Cover
Teaching and Researching Language and Culture
brings together various threads of current thought and empirical findings on the teaching and researching of language and culture from which present-day activity in applied linguistics draws.
Section I discusses some of the more significant assumptions on the nature of language and culture, and the nature of language-and-culture learning embodied in a sociocultural perspective of human action. Professor Hall then examines how current understandings of language, culture and learning inform pedagogical practices in Section II. Section III attempts to familiarize readers with current research approaches to the study of language and culture. In addition, plans for several projects are presented as a guide for readers in developing and pursuing their own ideas for research. Section IV provides additional sources and resources to help readers in their explorations.
Joan Kelly Hall is Professor of Language Education at the University of Georgia. Her most recent books include the edited volume `Second and foreign language learning through classroom interaction’ (2000) and `Methods for teaching foreign languages: Creating a community of learners in the classroom’ (2002).