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AUS professor co-author of the new Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning
Dr. Alessandro Benati, Professor and Head of the American University of Sharjah Department of English, is the co-author with John Schwieter of forthcoming The Handbook of Language Learning from Cambridge University Press.
The new handbook provides a comprehensive survey of cutting-edge work on second language learning. ‘‘This handbook is written by leading experts in the field and provides a valuable state-of-the-art volume for students, teachers and general educators,” said Professor Benati.
The new handbook has already received praise and endorsements from leading scholars in the field.
“This volume has both breadth and depth. It covers both theoretical and applied issues from multiple perspectives. Implications of theory and research for learning and teaching are not dealt with as an afterthought, but are thoroughly discussed by leading experts. Many chapters and lists of references will be consulted by colleagues and graduate students for years to come,” said Robert DeKeyser, Professor of Second Language Acquisition, University of Maryland, USA.
Roy Lyster, Professor Emeritus of Second Language Education, McGill University, Canada, said, “This comprehensive and up-to-date handbook is bound to be a key source of references for years to come. It covers an impressive range of research activity, while offering refreshing insights and pointing readers in new directions. The focus on language learning in a wide range of settings is admirable and the leitmotif of language teaching is a welcome theme.”
Lourdes Ortega, Professor of Second Language Acquisition, Georgetown University, USA, describes the handbook as “…an exciting treatise of the vibrant intersections between second language acquisition and language teaching. Seminal researchers across areas offer expert syntheses of what is known about second language development in formal learning contexts. As co-editors, Schwieter and Benati have achieved an admirable breadth, balancing theories and methods and covering all relevant classroom and instruction angles. A must read!”
The Handbook of Language Learning will be available online in July 2019.