Oxford Applied Linguistics: Context and Culture in Language Teaching

Paperback | June 1, 1993

byClaire Kramsch

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This is an attempt to redraw the boundaries of foreign language study. It focuses attention not just on cultural knowledge as a necessary aspect of communicative competence, but as an educational objective in its own right, as an end as well as a means of language learning. Winner MLA Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize

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This is an attempt to redraw the boundaries of foreign language study. It focuses attention not just on cultural knowledge as a necessary aspect of communicative competence, but as an educational objective in its own right, as an end as well as a means of language learning. Winner MLA Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize

Claire Kramsch is at University of California, Berkeley.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroductionDubious dichotomies and deceptive symmetriesThe importance of context in language educationA discourse perspectiveNotes1. Educational challengeOf challenges and conditionsChallenge as actionChallenge as paradoxChallenge as dialogueDouble-voiced discourseDialogic breakthroughNotes2. Contexts of speech and social interactionWhat's in a context?Discourse and cultureContextual shapingConclusionNotes3. Teaching the spoken languageFive case studiesProblems and paradoxesTeaching language as (con)/textNotes4. Stories and discoursesDimensions of particularityUnderstanding of particularityConclusionNotes5. Teaching the literary textCurrent practicesDefining the readerTeaching the narrativeTeaching poetryPost-teaching activitiesConclusionNotes6. Authentic texts and contextsWhat is cultural authenticity?The communicative proficiency approachThe discourse analysis approachThe challenge of multimediaNotes7. Teaching language across the cultural faultlineCultural reality and cultural imaginationC2, C2': reconstructing the C2 context of production and receptionC1, C1': constructing a context of reception in the learner's native cultureC1", C2": in the eyes of othersOf bridges and boundariesNotes8. Looking for third placesA popular cultureA critical cultureAn ecological cultureConclusionNotesbr /AppendicesBibliographyIndex