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TitleA Systems Approach to Language Pedagogy [electronic resource] / edited by Akira Tajino
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVI, 149 p. 57 illus. online resource


This volume represents the first attempt in the field of language pedagogy to apply a systems approach to issues in English language education. In the literature of language education, or more specifically, second or foreign language learning and teaching, each topic or issue has often been dealt with independently, and been treated as an isolated item. Taking grammar instruction as an example, grammatical items are often taught in a sequential, step-by-step manner; there has been no “road map” in which the interrelations between the various items are demonstrated. This may be one factor that makes it more difficult for students to learn the language organically. The topics covered in this volume, including language acquisition, pedagogical grammar, and teacher collaboration, are viewed from a holistic perspective. In other words, language pedagogy is approached as a dynamic system of interrelations. In this way, “emergent properties” are expected to manifest. This book is recommended for anyone involved in language pedagogy, including researchers, teachers, and teacher trainers, as well as learners


Chapter 1: Toward Managing Language Pedagogy and Language Teaching Research -- Chapter 2: Language Acquisition: A Systemic View from Cognitive Linguistics -- Chapter 3: Teaching English Grammar for Communicative Purposes: A Systems Approach -- Chapter 4: Vocabulary Teaching: A Systemic Perspective -- Chapter 5: Surveying the Landscape of Second Language Classroom Research -- Chapter 6: A Soft Systems Approach to Lifelong Learning -- Chapter 7: A “Softer” Instructional Systems Design for Language Pedagogy -- Chapter 8: Team Teaching and Team Learning: SSM applied to the team-taught classroom -- Chapter 9: Interaction in the Language Classroom: A Systems Approach -- Chapter 10: Systems Thinking: An ESP Genre Approach

Linguistics -- Philosophy Language and languages Language and languages-Study and Natural language processing (Computer science) Behavioral economics Philosophy of Language. Language Education. Language Teaching. Natural Language Processing (NLP). Behavioral/Experimental Economics.


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