Campus Units

English

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

First Page

1620

Last Page

1625

Abstract

Textbooks often play a central role in the formal teaching of foreign and second languages, especially at beginning level. To this day, much language teaching is structured by published textbooks, even if it is supplemented with other materials from the Internet or elsewhere. In view of the importance of textbooks in providing learners with their first authoritative glimpses of the target culture, only a little work in applied linguistics has explored issues concerning the choice of cultural content for textbooks. However, the research that has been conducted points to the importance of different ways of representing culture, the ideological dimensions of cultural choices authors make, as well as the variety of methodological perspectives that are useful.

Comments

This chapter is published as Risager, K., & Chapelle, C.A. (2013). Culture in Textbook Analysis and Evaluation. In C.A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, (pp. 1620-1625). Oxford: Blackwell/Wiley. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Wiley

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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