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Second Language Teaching A View from the Right Side of the Brain

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ISBN-10: 1402014880

ISBN-13: 9781402014888

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marcel Danesi

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Second Language Teaching, A View from the Right Side of the Brain : -offers a practical introduction to the use of neuroscience to teach second languages; -provides information on the relation between how the brain learns and how this can be used to construct classroom activities; -evaluates methods, syllabi, approaches, etc. from the perspective of brain functioning; -illustrates how teaching can unfold with actual examples in several languages. This volume is indispensable in courses designed for language teachers, curriculum planners, and applied linguists.
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 172
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He has authored and co-authored many books on learning Italian and Spanish, including Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's).

Preface
The Second Language Teaching Dilemma
Introduction
The SLT Dilemma
The "Method Response"
Grammar-Translation Pedagogy
The Direct Method
The Reading and Oral Methods
The Audiolingual Method
The Cognitive-Code Method
Post-Method Responses
Communicative Language Teaching
Humanistic and Neurolinguistic Methods
The Proficiency Movement
Some Issues
Acquisition vs. Learning
Universal Grammar Theory
The Critical Period Hypothesis
The Role of Culture
The Foray into the Neurosciences
Looking to Brain Research for Insights
Introduction
The Brain
The Cerebrum and the Cerebellum
The Brain Stem
Neuronal Structure
Memory
Historical Background
Cerebral Dominance Theory
Complementary Hemisphericity Theory
Recent Trends
The Neurolinguistic Methods
Suggestopedia
Total Physical Response
The Natural Approach
Neurolinguistic Questions
The SLA = NLA Hypothesis
The CPH Issue
The Role of the RH in SLA
UG Theory
Making Second Language Teaching "Brain-Compatible"
Introduction
Two Modal Principles
The Modal Flow Principle
The Modal Focusing Principle
The Contextualization Principle
Cultural Contextualization
Practical Contextualization
The Conceptualization Principle
Concrete Concepts
Abstract Concepts
Implications
Revamping Contrastive Analysis
Fine Tuning the Brain for Language Acquisition
Introduction
Conceptual Competence
Neuroscientific Research on Metaphor
Conceptual Metaphor Theory
Extending the Theory
Revisiting the SLT Dilemma
Conceptual Systems in Contact
A Conceptually-Based CA
Practical Implications
Activating the Brain in the Classroom
Introduction
Repertoire of Techniques
Structural Techniques
Visual Techniques
Ludic Techniques
Humor Techniques
Role-Playing Techniques
Organizational Issues
Selecting an Appropriate Technique
Integrating Linguistic, Communicative, and Conceptual Systems
Concluding Remarks
Glossary and Abbreviations
Cited Works and General Bibliography
Index