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References for
Kick-starting Your Language Learning

Thomson, Greg

Greg Thomson conducts language learning workshops for international workers in a variety of countries. He has worked with SIL in both North America and Pakistan doing field work, consulting with language learners, and developing a developmental, communicative approach to language learning. He received a M.A. in Linguistics from the University of New Mexico in 1994 and is currently in a Ph.D. program at the University of Alberta.

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Brown, Penelope and Stephen Levinson, 1978. “Universals in language usage: Politeness phenomena.” In Questions and politeness, ed. Esther N. Goody. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Brumfit, C.J. and K. Johnson, ed., 1979. The communicative approach to language teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bruner, Jerome. Child talk. New York: Norton, 1983.
Burling, Robbins. 1984. Learning a field language. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press. 112pp.
Finocchiaro, Mary and Christopher Brumfit, 1983. The functional-notional approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Larson, Donald N. 1984. Guidelines for barefoot language learning. St. Paul, MN: CMS Publishing, Inc. 327pp.
Marshall, Terry. 1989. The whole world guide to language learning. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, Inc. 144pp.
Moran, Patrick R. 1990. Lexicarry: An illustrated vocabulary builder for second languages. 2nd revised edition. Brattleboro, VT: Pro Lingua Associates. 162pp.
Munby, John, 1978. Communicative syllabus design. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Oller, John W. Jr. and Patricia A. Richard-Amato, 1983. Methods that work. Rowley, Mass: Newbury House.
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Silvers, Stephen Mark, 1985. Listen and perform: Total physical response activities for beginning and intermediate ESL students. Los Gatos, CA: Sky Oaks Productions, Inc.
Thomson, Greg. 1989. The use of a book of photos in initial comprehension learning. Ms.
Thomson, Greg. 1992. Building a corpus of comprehensible text. Ms.
Thomson, Greg. 1993b. Language learning in the real world for non-beginners.
Thomson, Greg. 1993c. Leave me alone! Can't you see I'm learning your language? Ms.
Thomson, Greg. 1993. Language Learning
Yalden, Janice, 1987. The communicative syllabus: Evolution, design and implementation. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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