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Language Learning, Discourse and Communication

Studies in Honour of Jan Majer

  • Weronika Szubko-Sitarek
  • Łukasz Salski
  • Piotr Stalmaszczyk


  • Offers multiple perspectives on research conducted within the field of applied linguistics

  • The contributions explore practical implications for foreign language education

  • The studies discussed provide important guidelines for researchers interested in conducting similar research


Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Language Learning

  3. Discourse and Communication

About this book


This volume brings together papers on a wide spectrum of topics within the broad area of language acquisition, stressing the interconnections between applied and theoretical linguistics, as well as language research methodology. These contributions in honor of Professor Jan Majer have been grouped in two sections: language learning, and discourse and communication. The former discusses issues varying from aspects of first, second, and third language acquisition, individual learner differences (i.e. gender, attitudes, learning strategies), and second language research methodology to the analysis of features of learner spoken language, the role of feedback in foreign language instruction, and the position of culture in EFL textbooks. The second part of the volume offers a theoretical counterbalance to the applied nature of the first one. Here, the contributions touch upon spoken and written language analysis, language awareness, and aspects of the English language; also, selected issues of language philosophy are discussed. The wide range of topics covered in the publication, authored by specialists in their respective areas, reflects Professor Majer’s academic interests and corresponds to the complex nature of the general field the volume aims to portray.

Editors and affiliations

  • Weronika Szubko-Sitarek
    • 1
  • Łukasz Salski
    • 2
  • Piotr Stalmaszczyk
    • 3
  1. 1.Insitute of EnglishUniversity of ŁodzŁódźPoland
  2. 2.Insitute of EnglishUniversity of ŁodzŁódźPoland
  3. 3.Insitute of EnglishUniversity of ŁodzŁódźPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language Learning, Discourse and Communication
  • Book Subtitle Studies in Honour of Jan Majer
  • Editors Weronika Szubko-Sitarek
    Łukasz Salski
    Piotr Stalmaszczyk
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-00418-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34390-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00419-8
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
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