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

Authors

  • Giulia Staggini Università degli studi di Genova

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.13.238

Keywords:

INFORMAL ACQUISITION, ACQUISITIONAL LINGUISTICS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AUDIOVISUAL INPUT

Abstract

Informal 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.

Author Biography

Giulia Staggini, Università degli studi di Genova

Giulia Staggini is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Humanities at the Università degli studi di Genova. Her research interests include: modern language teaching through multimodal approaches; the application of virtual and immersive reality inputs to language teaching; and accessible language teaching for learners with specific learning disabilities and specific language needs. She has experience in teaching Italian to foreigners (University of Tuscia) and is an English language and translation expert (University for Foreigners of Siena). She is co-author of the Edizione Nazionale delle Traduzioni delle Opere Italiane nel Mondo (National Edition of Translations of Italian Works in the World; Entradit.it).

Published

03/31/2021

How to Cite

Staggini, G. (2021). Recensione: Pavesi, Maria, & Ghia, Elisa (2020). Informal contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students. Edizioni ETS. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 8(1), 76–81. https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.13.238

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