Reading Between the Lines

Perspectives on Foreign Language Literacy

Edited by Peter C. Patrikis

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March 11, 2003
192 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
2 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300097818
Paper

This book presents a collection of new and stimulating approaches to reading in a foreign language. The contributors to the volume all place reading at the heart of learning a foreign language and entering a foreign culture, and they consider issues and methods of language education from such diverse perspectives as cognitive theory, applied linguistics, technology as hermeneutic, history, literary theory, and cross-cultural analysis.

The contributors—teachers of French, German, Greek, Japanese, and Spanish—call for language teachers and theorists to refocus on the importance of reading skills. Emphasizing the process of reading as analyzing and understanding another culture, they document various practical methods, including the use of computer technology for enhancing language learning and fostering cross-cultural understanding.

Peter C. Patrikis is the founding executive director of the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, a group of private research institutions at Yale University.

"This collection draws on a range of languages—less commonly and more commonly taught—and invariably arrives at universally applicable issues. It represents the work of exceptional authors and teachers."—David Goldberg, Modern Language Association


“A book with important things to say about foreign language education in this country and how to bring students into meaningful contact with texts.”—James Noblitt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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