Representations of New Technologies and Related Terminology in Textbooks for Learners of French and Spanish

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The purpose of the thesis is to look at the presentation of vocabulary related to new technologies in four French and four Spanish textbooks for first-year university students to examine the relevance of the language presented in terms of its authenticity to French and Spanish as it is used today. The focus is on authenticity to show the correlation between what is presented to students versus what they will need to communicate effectively in ways that are linguistically, socially, and sociopragmatically appropriate with native speakers. The thesis also provides teachers with a pedagogical framework that will help them integrate new ... continued below

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Allred, Michael Kay August 2011.

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The purpose of the thesis is to look at the presentation of vocabulary related to new technologies in four French and four Spanish textbooks for first-year university students to examine the relevance of the language presented in terms of its authenticity to French and Spanish as it is used today. The focus is on authenticity to show the correlation between what is presented to students versus what they will need to communicate effectively in ways that are linguistically, socially, and sociopragmatically appropriate with native speakers. The thesis also provides teachers with a pedagogical framework that will help them integrate new technologies and their related vocabularies into curriculum when textbooks fail to do so.

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Allred, Michael Kay. Representations of New Technologies and Related Terminology in Textbooks for Learners of French and Spanish, thesis or dissertation, August 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84160/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .