Language for Teaching Purposes

Bilingual Classroom Discourse and the Non-Native Speaker Language Teacher

  • Emma Riordan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Emma Riordan
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  3. Emma Riordan
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  4. Emma Riordan
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  5. Emma Riordan
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  6. Emma Riordan
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-227

About this book


This book’s innovative approach proposes Language for Teaching Purposes as a distinct field of enquiry and practice within Language for Specific Purposes. It uses robust theoretical and empirical evidence to demonstrate the specificity of language used by teachers teaching language, and the complex decisions teachers make around language choice and use in language classrooms. These complexities are shown to affect Non-native Speaker Language Teachers in particular so that their language needs must be met in teacher training programmes. Set in the Anglophone foreign language teaching world, this book will appeal to anyone involved in teacher training, language teaching or the investigation of classroom discourse.


Language for Specific Purposes Curriculum design Classroom discourse Modern Foreign Languages Bilingualism Code-switching Classroom management Language for Teaching Purposes Language teaching non-native speaker language teachers (NNSLT) Classroom discourse Communicative Language Teaching initiation-response-feedback target language use language classroom discourse analysis language teacher training Language Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Emma Riordan
    • 1
  1. 1.German Department School of Languages, Literatures and CulturesUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71004-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71005-1
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