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Creativity and Innovation in Language Education

Argondizzo, Carmen (ed.)

Creativity and Innovation in Language Education

Series: Linguistic Insights - Volume 154

Year of Publication: 2012

Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 357 pp., num. ill. and tables
ISBN 978-3-0343-1080-2 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.540 kg, 1.190 lbs

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Book synopsis

This volume sheds light on Creativity and Innovation in Language Education as key issues for the development of personal, professional and social competences and aims at highlighting the relevance of such concepts which education at any level, in any sector and at any time should continuously stimulate and enhance. The prefaces and the interrelated sections explore the concept of creativity linked with issues such as cultures and language use, language teaching, business settings, technology. This is carried out following theoretical and practical perspectives which integrate with each other.
The volume is published in a historical moment in Europe in which the European Commission is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Barcelona Agreement (2002-2012), which emphasized the importance of learning two languages in addition to the mother tongue. The volume reflects on strategies for achieving these objectives, while underlining the belief that creativity is a skill which needs to be identified, stimulated and nurtured for the benefit of the entire society.


Contents: Ronald Carter/Diane Larsen-Freeman/Leonard Orban: Prafaces – Carmen Argondizzo: Introduction – Régine Laugier: Languages, Cultures and the Discourse of Advertising – Marie J. Myers: Evaluating Creativity and Innovation in Second Language Teachers’ Discourse – John B. Trumper/Marta Maddalon: Standard and Identity: Two Case Studies – Rossella Pugliese/Serafina Filice: Plurilingual Communication: A Polyglot Model for a Polyglot World – Anila R. Scott-Monkhouse: Learner Autonomy and Multiple Intelligences in Vocabulary Learning: A Student-centred Project – Ian Michael Robinson: Corpus Linguistics and Fairy Tales – Fabrizia Venuta: The Use of Films as a Second and Foreign Language Acquisition Resource – Anna de Marco/Eugenia Mascherpa: The Role of Grammar Teaching: A Proposal for Chinese Students of Italian L2 – Carmen Argondizzo/Anna Maria de Bartolo/Lydia Gòmez Garcìa/Martiña Piñeiro de la Torre/Isabel Figueiredo-Silva: Intercultural Communication in Academic and Professional Settings: Voices from Two European Projects – Erwin Snauwaert: Intercultural Competence and CLIL as a Way to Business Orientation in Spanish Foreign Language – Claire Elizabeth Wallis: From Reality Television to Reality Performance: The Use of Authentic Non-Didactic Materials – Y.L. Teresa Ting: Into the Business Brains of Learners: How Neuroscience Research can Guide the Development of Language Learning Materials – Paola Gaudio: Creativity from the Familiar to the Foreign: Learning Business English with the Help of Anglicisms – Teresa Gonçalves: The Usefulness of a Blended Learning Module in Erasmus Intensive Language Courses – Laura Capitani: Wikis in Language Teaching: Creativity and Technology – Cristiana Cervini: Online Creative Tasks to Enhance the Intercultural Value of a Multilingual Group of Students of Italian – Maximillian Maurice Gold: Online News as a Didactic Source – Cesare Zanca: Online Learning and Data Driven Learning in Translation Training and Language Teaching – Maddalena Toscano/Graziella Acquaviva/Flavia Aiello: An On-line Course for Autonomous Learning of Swahili through Literature.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Carmen Argondizzo is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Calabria (Italy), where she teaches students majoring in Economics and Political Science. Her research interests focus on discourse analysis and related pedagogical issues. She coordinates European projects aimed at enhancing students’ autonomous language learning and at promoting multilingualism and multiculturalism within the academic and enterprise sectors.


Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 154
Edited by Maurizio Gotti