Teaching & Researching Speaking by Hughes Rebecca Reed Beatrice Szczepek
Now in its third edition Teaching and Researching Speaking provides an overview of the main approaches to researching spoken language and the practical application of these to teaching classroom materials and assessment. The book presents the history and current practices of teaching and researching speaking through the lens of much bigger theoretical issues about the object of study in linguistics social attitudes to the spoken form and the relationships between spoken and written language. A unique feature of the book is the way it both clearly explains the nature of speaking and how it is researched and puts it into the context of a readable and holistic overview of language theory. This new edition is fully updated and revised to reflect the latest on classroom materials and oral assessment as well as innovations in conversation analysis; the resources section is brought up to date with new media and currently available networks online corpora and mobile applications. This book is designed for students in applied linguistics English Language teachers teacher trainers and novice researchers.