Recensione: Pavesi, Maria, & Ghia, Elisa (2020). Informal contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students. Edizioni ETS.

Giulia Staggini

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ITInformal Contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students tratta dell’acquisizione informale della lingua inglese in contesto italiano. Il volume, infatti, dopo una rassegna dei principali studi acquisizionali attorno al tema, illustra e descrive i risultati dell’indagine condotta su studenti dell’Università di Pavia riguardo al loro rapporto con media e input in lingua inglese. Il testo presenta un focus specifico sui benefici e sull’impatto dei testi audiovisivi in generale, e dei testi audiovisivi sottotitolati in particolare.
 
Parole chiave: ACQUISIZIONE INFORMALE, LINGUISTICA ACQUISIZIONALE, LINGUA INGLESE, INPUT AUDIOVISIVI
ENInformal Contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students examines informal English acquisition in the Italian context. After a review of major studies of informal acquisition, the volume describes the results of a study conducted with students at the Università di Pavia (Italy) regarding their engagement with English-language media. Specifically, the text focuses on the benefits and impact of input from audiovisual materials and, in particular, audiovisual materials with subtitles.
 
Key words: INFORMAL ACQUISITION, ACQUISITIONAL LINGUISTICS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AUDIOVISUAL INPUT
ESInformal Contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students se ocupa de la adquisición informal de la lengua inglesa en el contexto italiano. Tras un análisis de los principales estudios adquisicionales sobre el tema, el volumen ilustra y describe los resultados de una investigación llevada a cabo con estudiantes de la Universidad de Pavía (Italia) sobre su relación con los medios y el input en lengua inglesa. El texto se centra especialmente en los beneficios y el impacto del input procedente de materiales audiovisuales, en particular, de aquellos que incluyen subtítulos.

Palabras clave: ADQUISICIÓN INFORMAL, LINGÜÍSTICA ADQUISICIONAL, LENGUA INGLESA, INPUT AUDIOVISUAL

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Staggini, G. (2021). Recensione: Pavesi, Maria, & Ghia, Elisa (2020). Informal contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students. Edizioni ETS [Review of the book Informal contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students by M. Pavesi, & E. Ghia]. E-JournALL, EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 8(1), 76–81. http://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.13.238

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