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Translation in Language Teaching: An Argument for Reassessment

Cook, Guy (2010). Translation in Language Teaching: An Argument for Reassessment. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Abstract

A groundbreaking reconsideration of translation in English language teaching, this book is a survey and critical assessment of arguments for and against translation in different teaching contexts.

This book proposes translation as one of a number of ways of relating English to students own languages. It surveys the contexts of monolingual and bilingual teaching and discusses the different uses and roles of translation and bilingualisation for different stages and ages of learning and for different purposes, e.g. explanation, practice, and testing. Establishing a new direction in practice and research, it goes on to suggest and discuss ways in which translation might be incorporated into materials, curriculum development, and teacher education.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0-19-442475-8, 978-0-19-442475-2
Keywords: translation; applied linguistics; English language teaching; bilingualism
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21266
Depositing User: Guy Cook
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 08:26
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21266
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