This volume brings together contributions from academics, language teachers and practitioners from across Europe and beyond to discuss questions of autonomy and technology in the area of language learning and translation. The book focuses on English, French, Italian, Irish and Spanish language acquisition, but many of the essays also develop an interlinguistic perspective from a plurilingual point of view.
The book opens with key contributions from a number of leading scholars: Dr Daniel Cassany on critical literacies, Professor Henrik Gottlieb on translation into ‘minor’ languages, and Professor David Little on autonomy in language learning. These are followed by explorations of translation, technology, intercultural issues, autonomous learning and the European Language Portfolio. The volume represents an important contribution to the development of new plurilingual approaches to language teaching and learning.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2012. XX, 542 pp.
Pilar Alderete-Díez is a university teacher in Spanish at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is currently completing
a PhD in language learning and classroom research with the University of Valladolid. Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin lectures
at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is co-director of the MA in Advanced Language Skills and teaches Italian
language and translation. Labhaoise Ní Dhonnchadha is a Learning Technologist with specific responsibility for Modern
Languages. She manages the multimedia language laboratories at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Dorothy Ní
Uigín works in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge at the National University of Ireland, Galway.