A Short Grammar of Tetun Dili (Languages of the World by Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel

By Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel Nordlinger

Ebook is written for English audio system studying the grammar and different language utilization principles of Tetun Dili, one of many types of Tetun, the nationwide language of East Timor.

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For Volume 6, Jasone Cenoz has academic interests in applied linguistics and language acquisition, drawing from her work in the Basque Country, Spain, and Europe. Elana Shohamy, principal volume editor for Volume 7, approaches language and education as an applied linguist with interests in critical language policy, language testing and measurement, and her own work based primarily in Israel and the USA. For Volume 8, Patricia Duff has interests in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, and has worked primarily in North America, East Asia, and Central Europe.

And that itself is a break through in literacy studies, in the sense that traditionally research in literacy has tended to focus on narrower issues, such as the acquisition of skills by those lacking literacy—mostly children but also encompassing ‘illiterate’ adults—and the measurement and recording of these skill ‘levels’. Certainly national and international agencies have been concerned to address this category of people and to ‘improve’ their ‘literacy rates’ by enhancing methods of delivery, so requiring attention to pedagogy, curriculum and assessment.

For Volume 8, Patricia Duff has interests in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, and has worked primarily in North America, East Asia, and Central Europe. Volume editors for Volume 9, Angela Creese and Peter Martin, draw on their academic interests in educational linguistics and linguistic ethnography, and their research in Britain and Southeast Asia. And for Volume 10, Kendall A. King has academic interests in sociolinguistics GENERAL EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION xi and educational linguistics, with work in Ecuador, Sweden, and the USA.

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