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Literature in Language Education


Part of the Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics book series (RPAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Literature as Discourse

  3. Language, Literature and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Geoff Hall
      Pages 47-98
    3. Geoff Hall
      Pages 99-154
  4. Exploring Research in Language, Literature and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-160
    2. Geoff Hall
      Pages 161-177
    3. Geoff Hall
      Pages 178-199
    4. Geoff Hall
      Pages 200-227
  5. Researching Literature in Language Education (LLE)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-239
    2. Geoff Hall
      Pages 240-268
    3. Geoff Hall
      Pages 293-301
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 302-340

About this book


A state of the art critical review of research into literature in language education, of interest to teachers of English and modern foreign languages. Includes prompts and principles for those who wish to improve their own practice or to engage in projects or research in this area.


discourse English English language English literature language teaching Literatur Literatur und Sprache

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nottingham NingboChina

About the authors

Geoff Hall is Professor and Head of the School of English, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He is Editor of Language and Literature, and has taught, trained and supervised in literature, language and education across a wide range of different countries and contexts.

Bibliographic information


“This second edition of Literature in Language Education is a welcome update to the previous version with some good additions to the original publication. … it is an important contribution to the field and remains faithful to the principles devised by the series editors … . the book will ‘stimulate further research and informed pedagogic innovation in the field’ … and motivate teachers to conduct a theoretically informed reflection on the roles of literature in language education.” (Christina Lima, ELT Journal, Vol. 71 (4), October, 2017)

“In Literature in Language Education, Geoff Hall provides an overview of current research into how literature has been and is being used in second language education and also outlines areas for relevant research projects in the future. … Teachers looking for an action research project will find Literature in Language Education, 2nd Edition an invaluable resource; however, even those who are only interested in using literature as part of a second language class will find this book worth a look.” (Paul Freeborn, JALT Journal, Vol. 39 (1), May, 2017)