Teaching language, learning culture


Teaching language, learning culture

Richard M. Swiderski

Bergin & Garvey, 1993

大学図書館所蔵 件 / 28



Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-228) and index



Whenever a new language is learned, a new culture is also learned. Swiderski provides instructive examples of language learning situations by describing multilingual events using more than twenty of the world's languages. All aspects of language learning from the physical environment of the classroom to the perceptions of events and emotions that languages express are considered. Australian aboriginal languages and Native American languages are analyzed to illustrate the world of differences of which English, Chinese, and Russian are also a part. The politics of language teaching and the effect of language policy in the classroom are brought out in concrete examples. This study will be of interest to language teachers and the general international community as well.


The Cultural Context of Language Teaching Language and Culture The Presence of Culture in the Language Classroom Transmitting Culture in the Language Classroom Awareness of Culture: the Course Promoting Culture Learning through Language Teaching Not the Whole Language But Enough: Lexical Culture Forming and Using a Cultural Lexicon: English and Mayan Learning and Not Learning Swahili Language as Cultural Utterances Language as Cultural Pidgin: Another Tiny Nation The Size of Cultural Utterances: Ninja Turtles Conditions of Cultural Learning: Cultural Conditions of Learning Pedagogy of Cultural Utterance: Reading the Newspaper with Naoko Language Ideas, Ideals, Ideologies: Japanese and English Reading Transcription Discourse and Culture The Cultural Politics of Language Learning Language Policy and Language Learning Language Teacher Training as Cultural Conversion: Matesol Learning Kanji: A Cultural Politics of Reading Lifetimes of Language Learning Across Cultures A Suggestopedia Love Story Conclusion References

「Nielsen BookData」 より