New perspectives on Japanese language learning, linguistics, and culture

by Kimi Kondo-Brown, Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Shingo Satsutani, Michio Tsutsui, & Ann Wehmeyer (Eds.) (2013) 208pp

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This volume is a collection of selected refereed papers presented at the Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Spring Conference held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in March of 2011. It not only covers several important topics on teaching and learning spoken and written Japanese and culture in and beyond classroom settings, but also includes research investigating certain linguistic items from new perspectives.


Pragmatics and language learning, volume 13

by Greer, Tim, Tatsuki, Donna, &  Roever, Carsten (Eds.) (2013) 292pp

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Pragmatics & Language Learning Volume 13 examines the organization of second language and multilingual speakers’ talk and pragmatic knowledge across a range of naturalistic and experimental activities. Based on data collected among ESL and EFL learners from a variety of backgrounds, the contributions explore the nexus of pragmatic knowledge, interaction, and L2 learning outside and inside of educational settings


Pragmatics of Vietnamese as native and target language

by Roever, Carsten & Nguyen, Hanh thi (Eds.) (2013) 282pp

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The volume offers a wealth of new information about the forms of several speech acts and their social distribution in Vietnamese as L1 and L2, complemented by a chapter on address forms and listener responses. As the first of its kind, the book makes a valuable contribution to the research literature on pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction in an under-researched and less commonly taught Asian language. 

Korean for Professionals

Korean for Professionals Volume 1
Haejin E. Koh & Dong-Kwan Kong (Eds.)

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The Korean Language Flagship Center (KLFC) aims to produce professionals who can function in Korean in their chosen fields. After two years of intensive Korean language training customized to their fields, graduates of this program are expected to take their place among the next generation of global professionals as Korea specialists, commanding professional-level proficiency in Korean. more...

Rubrics book

Developing, using, and analyzing rubrics in language assessment with case studies in Asian and Pacific languages
James Dean Brown (Ed.)

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Rubrics are essential tools for all language teachers in this age of communicative and task-based teaching and assessment—tools that allow us to efficiently communicate to our students what we are looking for in the productive language abilities of speaking and writing more...


L2 learning as social practice: Conversation-analytic perspectives
Gabriele Pallotti & Johannes Wagner (Eds.)

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This volume collects empirical studies applying Conversation Analysis to situations where second, third and other additional languages are used. A number of different aspects are considered, including how linguistic systems develop more...

Samoan text

‘O Faia Fa‘atumua o Samoa mai Tala o le Vavau
‘Aumua Mata‘itusi Simanu

Samoan language in oratory and history. More so than most other Polynesian languages, the Samoan language is highly stratified. more...


Tala Fa'asamoa e Faitau Fa‘atasi, Samoan Stories to Read Together
Fa‘afetai Lesa, illustrated by Peter Kobayashi

Samoan stories for children. These three charming stories depict everyday situations for a typical Samoan-American family in Hawai‘i. more...


Pragmatics & language learning 12
Gabriele Kasper, Hanh thi Nguyen, Dina Rudolph Yoshimi, & Jim K. Yoshioka (Eds.)

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This volume examines the organization of second language and multilingual speakers’ talk and pragmatic knowledge across a range of naturalistic and experimental activities. Based on data collected on Danish, English, Hawai‘i Creole, Indonesian, and Japanese as target languages, the contributions explore the nexus of pragmatic knowledge, interaction, and L2 learning outside and inside of educational settings. more...


Manchu: A textbook for reading documents (second edition)
Gertraude Roth Li

"An impressive piece of scholarship."
Journal of Asian Studies [review of original edition]

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This first English-language Manchu textbook in more than a century offers students of Chinese history and comparative literature the means to master documentary Manchu. more...


Research among learners of Chinese as a foreign language
Michael E. Everson, & Helen H. Shen (Eds.)

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Cutting-edge in its approach and international in its authorship, this fourth monograph in a series sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association features eight research studies. more...


Toward useful program evaluation in college foreign language education
John M. Norris, John McE.Davis, CastleSinicrope, & Yukiko Watanabe (Eds.)

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This volume reports on innovative, useful evaluation work conducted within U.S. college foreign language programs. more...


Agency and student voice
Tim Murphey

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In this video, Dr. Murphey explains how listening to what students say works and doesn't work in their own second-language education can be of great value... more...


Second language teaching and learning in the Net Generation
Raquel Oxford & Jeffrey Oxford (Eds.)

"...a must-read resource"
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give on the content of the podcast tasks is pure gold and essential reading"

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Today’s young people—the Net Generation—have grown up with technology all around them. However, teachers cannot assume that students’ familiarity with technology in general transfers successfully more...

Talk-in-interaction: Multilingual perspectives
Gabriele Kasper & Hanh thi Nguyen (Eds.)

Talk-in-interaction: Multilingual perspectives offers original studies of interaction in a range of languages including Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese more...

Case studies in foreign language placement: Practices and possibilities
Thom Hudson & Martyn Clark (Eds.)

Although most language programs make placement decisions on the basis of placement tests, there is surprisingly little published about different contexts and systems of placement testing more...
Pragmatics & language learning 11
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, César Félix-Brasdefer, & Alwiya S. Omar (Eds.)

"...outstanding and demonstrates the pertinence of ILP within applied linguistics."
Modern Language Journal read the review

This volume features cutting-edge research on L2 pragmatics more...


Perspectives on teaching connected speech to second language speakers
J. D. Brown & Kimi Kondo-Brown (Eds.)

This book is a collection of fourteen articles on connected speech of interest to teachers, researchers, and materials developers in both ESL/EFL more...

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