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Description - Silence in the Second Language Classroom by J. King

Why are second language learners in Japan's universities so silent? This book investigates the perplexing but intriguing phenomenon of classroom silence and draws on ideas from psychology, sociolinguistics and anthropology to offer a unique insight into the reasons why some learners are either unable or unwilling to speak in a foreign language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781137301475
ISBN-10: 1137301473
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 211
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. King

Jim King is a lecturer in the School of Education, University of Leicester, UK. A Post-doctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), he worked for a number of years in Japan as a lecturer, researcher and teacher trainer.

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