View Chapters

Book: Key Terms for Language Teachers

Chapter: Interaction and Negotiation of Meaning

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38037


Key Terms for Language Teachers, comprised of 15 pocket guides each forming one chapter of the book is a guide for language teachers, students and general readers interested in the field of language teaching. The purpose of the book is to make the complex nature of key terms and issues in language teaching a fairly simple and logical endeavour and to ensure there is clarity about the meaning and nature of certain terms and issues (sometime when compared to others) in language learning and teaching so to avoid misconceptions.

This book peels back the complexity of key terms in the related fields of language teaching and learning to reveal some basic notions that readers should be aware of. The individual chapter pocket guides are easily readable and accessible to specialist and non-specialist. Each single guide is written avoiding a scholarly style and tone and using a reader-friendly approach and contains the following features: Think for a moment; What is ….?; So, what are the main points?; Read more about it.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alessandro Benati ( - abenati) 'American University of Sharjah'