Culture, Psychology, and Language Learning by Michael HagerCulture, Psychology, and Language Learning by Michael Hager

Culture, Psychology, and Language Learning

byMichael Hager

Paperback | March 9, 2011

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This book demonstrates that culture and language are closely intertwined and argues that they need to be taught simultaneously from the very beginning of acquiring a second language. In the first part of the book, the author explores the close links between language and culture through looking at concepts such as ethnosyntax and gendered language. The discussion continues by examining the relationship of biculturalism and bilingualism, and the effects each can have on the other. This leads into an exploration of interculturalism and the idea of a third culture or interculture. The second half of the book demonstrates how culture and language are linked to cognition by looking at cognitive processing, emotions, and motivation in second language acquisition. This discussion illuminates some of the ways in which culture can influence the learning of a second language, and also provides fascinating insights into how culture and language affect memory and its role in the learning process.
Michael Hager is an Associate Professor of German at the University of Toronto, Canada. His principal areas of research are foreign language pedagogy and business German. He was previously Assistant Professor of German at Penn State University, USA, and has also taught English, German and Intercultural Communication at Siemens in Berli...
Title:Culture, Psychology, and Language LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:6 × 9 × 1 inPublished:March 9, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034301979

ISBN - 13:9783034301978

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Table of Contents

Contents: Second Language Acquisition – Culture – Language – Biculturalism, Bilingualism, and Identity – Cross-Cultural Awareness – Psychology and Language Learning – Information Processing – Cognition – Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition – Memory.