Applied Linguistics

This is a series of brief surveys intended for readers new to thé format study of language.

Author: Guy Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194375986

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 134

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This is a series of brief surveys intended for readers new to thé format study of language. Each book contains four parts : survey, an up-to-date overview of the area concerned ; readings, short readings with study questions ; References, a selection of annotated references glossary, explanations of terms, cross referenced to the Survey This structure is designed to allow different groups of readers to focus on different parts of the book according to their interest and need. Applied linguistics addresses the most pressing and controversial areas of contemporary language use, including intercultural communication, political and commercial persuasion, the impact of new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning. This clearty written introduction provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the main concerns of applied linguistics today.
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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics contains forty original chapters on a broad range of topics in applied linguistics by a diverse group of contributors.

Author: Robert B. Kaplan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195384253

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 755

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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics contains forty original chapters on a broad range of topics in applied linguistics by a diverse group of contributors. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field, the many connections among its varioussub-disciplines, and the likely directions of its future development. The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics addresses a broad audience: applied linguists; educators and other scholars working in language acquisition, language learning, language planning, teaching, and testing; and linguistsconcerned with applications of their work. Early applied linguistics was predominantly associated with language-teaching. While this relationship continues, the field has long since diversified, becoming increasingly inter-related and multi-disciplinary. The volume addresses the diversity of questions facing applied linguists today: What isthe place of applied linguistics in the architecture of the university? Where does applied linguistics fit into the sociology of knowledge? What are the questions that applied linguistics ought to be addressing? What are the dominant paradigms guiding research in the field? What kinds of problemscan be solved through the mediation of applied linguistics? What aspects of linguistics can be empirically applied to language-based problems, and what spaces resist such application? What will new students of applied linguistics need to know in the coming years? Systematically encompassing the major areas of applied linguistics-and drawing from a wide range of disciplines such as education, language policy, bi- and multi-lingualism, literacy, language and gender, psycholinguistics/cognition, language and computers, discourse analysis, language andconcordinances, ecology of language, pragmatics, translation, psycholinguistics and cognition, and many other fields-the editors and contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics provide a panoramic and comprehensive look at this complex and vigorous field. This second edition includes three new chapters, and the remaining chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated to give a clear picture of the current state of applied linguistics.
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Issues in Applied Linguistics

This book provides a wide-ranging treatment of the major issues in applied linguistics.

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521584876

Category: Education

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This book provides a wide-ranging treatment of the major issues in applied linguistics.
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Critical Applied Linguistics

This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, ...

Author: Alastair Pennycook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135650186

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation and other language-related domains. Covering both critical theory and domains of practice, the book is organized around five themes: the politics of knowledge, the politics of language, the politics of texts, the politics of pedagogy, and the politics of difference. It is an important text for anyone involved in applied linguistics, TESOL, language education, or other language-related fields.
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The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Handbook of Applied Linguistics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the field of Applied Linguistics.

Author: Alan Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470756751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 888

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The Handbook of Applied Linguistics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the field of Applied Linguistics. Provides a comprehensive and current picture of the field of Applied Linguistics. Contains 32 newly commissioned articles that examine both the applications of linguistics to language data and the use of real world language to ameliorate social problems. Valuable resource for students and researchers in applied linguistics, language teaching, and second language acquisition. Presents applied linguistics as an independent discipline that unifies practical experience and theoretical understanding of language development and language in use.
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Doing Applied Linguistics

By reading this book students will find the answers to four sets of basic questions: What is applied linguistics, and what do applied linguists do? Why do it? What is the point of applied linguistics?

Author: Nicholas Groom

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136672132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Doing Applied Linguistics provides a concise, lively and accessible introduction to the field of applied linguistics for readers who have little or no prior knowledge of the subject. The book explores the basics of the field then goes on to examine in more depth what applied linguists actually do, and the types of research methods that are most frequently used in the field. By reading this book students will find the answers to four sets of basic questions: What is applied linguistics, and what do applied linguists do? Why do it? What is the point of applied linguistics? How and why might I get involved in applied linguistics? How to do it? What kinds of activities are involved in doing applied linguistic research? Written by teachers and researchers in applied linguistics Doing Applied Linguistics is essential reading for all students with interests in this area.
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Applied Linguistics Stylistics And Language Teaching

Applied Linguistics Explores In Depth Some Of The Most Vital Areas In Stylistics And Language Teaching: Anthropomorphism In The Language Of Poetry Style As A Weapon Or Defence Mechanism In Style As Artifice; A New Approach To Technical ...

Author: R.S. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171562663

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 168

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Applied Linguistics Explores In Depth Some Of The Most Vital Areas In Stylistics And Language Teaching: Anthropomorphism In The Language Of Poetry Style As A Weapon Or Defence Mechanism In Style As Artifice; A New Approach To Technical Style In Technical Style: Implication Of Operationalism; Discourse Structure And Teaching Of English Conversation In Dialogue And Dialogue Teaching; A Scientific Procedure For The Teaching Of Poetry At The University Level In Analysing A Poem: A Linguistic Pedagogical Approach And Teaching Poetry: A Linguistic Method.Nearly All The Articles Are Analytical And Thought-Provoking; The Author Has Avoided Repeating Familiar Views And Ideas And Has Sought To Break New Ground.
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Applied Linguistics

and Applied Linguistics in a changing world. It also has an extended introduction
to Applied Linguistics, a critical discussion of methodological issues in Applied
Linguistics research, as well as study questions, recommended further reading ...

Author: Li Wei

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118348338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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In this complete survey of the theories, methods, and key findingswithin applied linguistics, students are introduced to coreresearch questions and the various approaches to tackling these. Provides a comprehensive introduction to this interdisciplinaryfield of research and practice, dealing with practical issues oflanguage and communication Takes a problem-solving approach, introducing students to keyresearch questions and guiding them through the various ways oftackling these Features additional study aids throughout, including chapteroutlines, learning objectives, key terms, research questions andanswers, study questions, and recommended further readings Enables students to identify every-day language andcommunication issues, and to draw on their own personalexperiences Edited by a leading figure in the field, heading up anexperienced and interdisciplinary team of contributors from therenowned department of applied linguistics at Birkbeck College,University of London – resulting in unique combination ofknowledge, skills, and strength from scholars who teach andresearch together
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Posthumanist Applied Linguistics

Drawing on a range of contexts and data sources, from urban multilingualism to studies of animal communication, Posthumanist Applied Linguistics offers us alternative ways of thinking about the human predicament, with major implications for ...

Author: Alastair Pennycook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315457550

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Drawing on a range of contexts and data sources, from urban multilingualism to studies of animal communication, Posthumanist Applied Linguistics offers us alternative ways of thinking about the human predicament, with major implications for research, education and politics. Exploring the advent of the Anthropocene, new forms of materialism, distributed language, assemblages, and the boundaries between humans, other animals and objects, eight incisive chapters by one of the world's foremost applied linguistics open up profound questions to do with language and the world. This critical posthumanist applied linguistic perspective is essential reading for all researchers and students in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics.
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Lecture Notes on Applied Linguistics

Linguistics can be defined as "the scientific study of a language – any language – by virtue of description and analysis" – a major concept, introduced by the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure(1857-1913), one of the pioneering ...

Author: Ali Alhaj

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783954894024

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 106

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Linguistics can be defined as "the scientific study of a language – any language – by virtue of description and analysis" – a major concept, introduced by the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure(1857-1913), one of the pioneering early exponents of modern linguistics. According to him: "the one and the only correct subject of linguistics is language, which involves in itself for the sake of itself" (Al-Saaran: 1962, p.49). Some enormous attempts were made by Dr. Mohamoud Al-Sa'aran to explain and interpret F.D. Saussure's working words on linguistics in this context, as he points out: "The researcher of a language studies a language for its sake. Also she/he studies it as it appears, without any oscillation. The researcher has no right to confine herself/himself to explaining and investigating only one aspect of a language, by reason of her//his highly commendation and to abandon the other attempts to explore the other aspect of language recklessly and wildly, because of her/his disapproval and disapprobation , as well as her//his frivolity of it. Furthermore, she/ he acts according to her/his own desire or for any other reason" (Ibid, p.51). On his turn, Al-Sa'aran also explains the working words of F.D. Saussure "for its own sake", by saying that: "the researcher studies language objectively in order to explore and probe its reality. She/he does not aim at achieving, for instance, either pedagogical objectives or any working goals. Fittingly, the researcher does not study language in order to enhance and to correct one of its aspects or to make any other amendments on it. But, she/he has to confine herself/himself to describing and analyzing language objectively" (Ibid, p.51).
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Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics

Studies in honour of H G Widdowson. Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive overview of the many and diverse areas in applied linguistics today.

Author: H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194421481

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 431

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Studies in honour of H G Widdowson. Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive overview of the many and diverse areas in applied linguistics today. The papers range from second language acquisition to discourse analysis, corpus lingustics, and classroom practice; together they emphasize the reciprocal relationship of principle and practice, and the interdisciplinary nature of applied lingustics.
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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics.

Author: James Simpson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136857980

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 752

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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics. The five sections of the volume encompass a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives: applied linguistics in action language learning, language education language, culture and identity perspectives on language in use descriptions of language for applied linguistics. The forty-seven chapters connect knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. The volume as a whole highlights the role of applied linguistics, which is to make insights drawn from language study relevant to such decision-making. The chapters are written by specialists from around the world. Each one provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new technology in the area. Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics is an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics. Editorial board: Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Amy Tsui.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Applied Linguistics

A comprehensive and up-to-date textbook that brings applied linguistics alive while preparing students for the field with hands-on practice.

Author: Susan Conrad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108470322

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 414

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A comprehensive and up-to-date textbook that brings applied linguistics alive while preparing students for the field with hands-on practice.
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Solving Language Problems

The combination of a clearly written survey of the key areas in linguistics, together with analysis of recent problem-based developments in the field, make this book the ideal introduction to applied linguistic studies.

Author: R. R. K. Hartmann

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 0859894843

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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The combination of a clearly written survey of the key areas in linguistics, together with analysis of recent problem-based developments in the field, make this book the ideal introduction to applied linguistic studies. There is also a detailed bibliography and a terminological index. Subjects covered: - semantics - grammar - phonetics and phonology - discourse - psycholinguistics - sociolinguistics - language teaching and testing - lexicography - computers in applied linguistics This book will be useful to undergraduates, and their professors, in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics. It also provides a straightforward guide to the subject for postgraduates studying linguistics as part of courses in English and modern languages; psychology; lexicography; and computer science.
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Applied Linguistics as Social Science

In contrast to this, the real world of discourse is complex, dynamic and unpredictable. This tension between the real world of written discourse and its representation in applied genre-based literature is the main theme of this book.

Author: Alison Sealey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826455204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Genre theory in the past few years has contributed immensely to our understanding of the way discourse is used in academic, professional and institutional contexts. However, its development has been constrained by the nature and design of its applications, which have invariably focused on language teaching and learning, or communication training and consultation. This has led to the use of simplified and idealised genres. In contrast to this, the real world of discourse is complex, dynamic and unpredictable. This tension between the real world of written discourse and its representation in applied genre-based literature is the main theme of this book.
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Controversies in Applied Linguistics

This book brings together a number of high-profile exchanges on controversial issues between scholars of opposing positions reacting to each other in print. It engages the reader in a critical evaluation of the points at issue.

Author: Barbara Seidlhofer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194374440

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

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There are several issues on which applied linguists take very different positions. This book presents controversies between prominent scholars arguing different positions, and directs attention to the main points at issue. Barbara Seidlhofer provides detailed introductions to each topic, and suggestions for further reading. There are 33 key articles reprinted in their entirety, and thus made accessible in one volume. In addition, 50 study questions are included at the end of the book. These help readers to engage critically with the original articles, and to investigate their own reactions to these controversies. Barbara Seidlhofer is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Vienna.
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The Relation of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

The relationship of theoretical and applied linguistics has lately prompted numer ous debates. This volume originated at one of them.

Author: Olga Miseska Tomic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461319238

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The relationship of theoretical and applied linguistics has lately prompted numer ous debates. This volume originated at one of them. The essence of most of the chapters, of all of them except Fraser's and Davies's, was actually presented at the Round Table on "The Relationships of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics," organized during the 7th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, held in Brus sels, in August 1984. Individually and collectively the chapters assembled here offer support to the idea that applied linguistics should not be juxtaposed to theoretical linguistics; it is a field of research with theoretical as well as applied aspects. Written by different authors from a wide variety of different countries, the chapters may at times express views that are not totally consistent. Nevertheless, we believe that the variability of viewpoints counts among the merits (rather than the defaults) of this internationally written and edited volume. It is our hope that it will prove stimulating to linguists and practitioners in related fields and instructive to students. We wish to express our thanks to Albert Valdman for the interest he has shown in the volume and to record our appreciation to our editors, in particular Eliot Werner and Declan Scully, for their tolerance and patience.
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Applied Linguistics and Materials Development

Applies applied linguistic theories to the development of materials for language learning to add new depth to the field.

Author: Brian Tomlinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441109439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Applies applied linguistic theories to the development of materials for language learning to add new depth to the field.
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Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics

This book argues for putting spoken language at the centre of the syllabus.

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521597692

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 206

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This book argues for putting spoken language at the centre of the syllabus.
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