The Ecology and Semiotics of Language Learning

A Sociocultural Perspective

  • Leo van Lier

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pages 1-22
  3. Pages 23-53
  4. Pages 55-77
  5. Pages 193-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-249

About this book


The ecological perspective on language and language education has in recent years become a major focus of interest in the fields of second language teaching and learning, and linguistics and education in general. This is the first book-length attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of an ecology of language learning, including both theoretical discussions on language, semiotics, emergence, and self, and the practical consequences of an ecological view for classroom work. This book is of interest to all language educators, second and foreign language teachers and researchers, and other education professionals.


Language Learning education language language teaching linguistics second language

Editors and affiliations

  • Leo van Lier
    • 1
  1. 1.Monterey Institute of International StudiesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7904-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-7912-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0292
  • About this book