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Authenticity and Authentication in Language Learning

Distinctions, Orientations, Implications


Stuart Amor

Contents: Fundamentals: Language, Text and Context. The Larger Context – Definitions and Distinctions: Proficient Users and Language Corpora. Genuineness. Genuine and Non-genuine Texts. Authenticity and Authentication. Authentic Tasks and Activities. Authenticity and Motivation. Integral Language Orientations – Practical Applications: Spoken Language. Written Language. Visual Language – Implications: Issues and Conclusions. Bibliography.