Category: The books we (help) write

Books written or contributed to by LALS staff

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Family language policy

The Christmas & New Year holidays did not interfere with at least one publisher’s schedules! Routledge came out with Family language policies in a   multilingual world: Opportunities, challenges, and consequences in January as promised....

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English Language Teaching Today

A recently published book edited by Willy A. Renandya and Handoyo Puji Widodo features several chapters by staff from the School – John Macalister, Jonathan Newton, and Anna Siyanova (who recently received an Early...

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Uptalk – the use of rising intonation that appears to make statements sound like questions – has been referred to in media reports as an ‘irritating verbal tic’ or a ‘real credibility killer’. It...

about Paul Warren

Teaches courses in psycholinguistics (see his 2013 textbook Introducing Psycholinguistics, published by Cambridge University Press) as well as in language acquisition, and in phonetics and phonology. Paul Warren's main research interests are in psycholinguistics and experimental phonetics, including intonation (see his 2016 book Uptalk: The phonemenon of rising intonation, Cambridge University Press []).

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A language of Vanuatu

Liz Pearce’s Grammar of Unua has just been published. This is a major work and represents the culmination of many years’s study, some of which was supported by a Marsden grant (2005 – 2007). It presents...

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Academic Vocabulary for Middle School Students

Just published (Feb, 2015), a new book by Jennifer Greene and Averil Coxhead on vocabulary in Middle School.  This book presents research on academic vocabulary in the Middle Schools in different subject areas and...

about Averil Coxhead

Averil is the MA Programme Director and a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics. She teaches courses on second language learning in the BEdTESOL and the MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL programs. Averil has taught in New Zealand, England, Estonia, Hungary and Romania. She is the current MA Programme Director. Averil Coxhead is the author of Essentials of Teaching Academic Vocabulary (Heinle, 2006) and An Academic Word List.

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New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary

By Averil Coxhead, Victoria University of Wellington Hot off the press in late 2014 is New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary, Revised, edited by Averil Coxhead.  This volume contains submissions from over 100 authors from...

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Learning out of class

What learners do outside the classroom when it comes to learning a language is an area that has just begun to receive attention in the last few years. Two of the leading international figures...