Now in its third edition, Teaching and Researching Listening renews its commitment to provide language educators, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of ESL, TESOL, and Applied Linguistics with a state-of-the-art treatment of the linguistic, psycholinguistic and pragmatic processes underpinning oral language use, and demonstrates how they influence listening in a variety of practical contexts. This revised edition incorporates significantly updated sections on neurological processing, pragmatic processing, automated processing, and pragmatic assessment, as well as coverage of emerging areas of interest in L1 and L2 instruction and research. Boxes throughout, including "Concepts" and "Ideas From Practitioners", help to both reinforce readers’ understanding of the topics covered and ground them in a practical context, while the updated chapter, "Exploring listening", contains an overhauled section on listening technologies that provide readers with a range of tools to explore other perspectives on listening. Combining detailed overviews of the underlying processes of listening with an exhaustive set of practical resources, this third edition of Teaching and Researching Listening serves as an authoritative comprehensive survey of issues related to teaching and researching oral communication for language teachers, practitioners, and researchers.

part Section I|130 pages

Defining Listening

chapter 1|16 pages

Neurological Processing

chapter 2|30 pages

Linguistic Processing

chapter 3|18 pages

Semantic Processing

chapter 4|24 pages

Pragmatic Processing

chapter 5|18 pages

Automatic Processing

chapter 6|22 pages

Listening in Language Acquisition

part Section II|84 pages

Teaching Listening

chapter 7|16 pages

Approaches to Teaching Listening

chapter 8|21 pages


chapter 9|22 pages

Designing Instruction

chapter 10|24 pages

Listening Assessment

part Section III|48 pages

Researching Listening

chapter 11|17 pages

Sociolinguistic Orientations

chapter 12|14 pages

Psycholinguistic Orientations

chapter 13|16 pages

Developmental Orientations

part Section IV|11 pages

Exploring Listening

chapter 14|10 pages

Resources for Further Exploration