Aspects of Culture in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning

  • Janusz Arabski
  • Adam Wojtaszek

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Janusz Arabski, Adam Wojtaszek
    Pages 1-4
  3. Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence

  4. Cultural Differences in Language Instruction

  5. Culture-Related Concepts and Constructs

About this book

Introduction

In recent years language learning has been increasingly viewed by some SLA researchers as an essentially social-psychological process in which the role of a wider sociocultural context should not be marginalized.  This volume offers a valuable contribution to this growing body of research by providing theoretical considerations and empirical research data on themes such as the development of intercultural communicative competence, the role of English as a lingua franca in intercultural communication, and the place of cultural factors in SLA theorizing, research, second/foreign language teaching and teacher training.  The volume also contains contributions which share the linguistic interest in the culture-related concepts and constructs such as time, modesty, politeness, and respect, discussing the culture-dependent differences in conceptualization and their reflection in particular language forms and linguistic devices.

Keywords

Intercultural Communication Intercultural Competence Language Second Language Acquisition

Editors and affiliations

  • Janusz Arabski
    • 1
  • Adam Wojtaszek
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Language Acquisition, Institute of EnglishUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.Institute of English, Department of Language AcquisitionUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20201-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20200-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20201-8
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