Professional Development in Applied Linguistics

A guide to success for graduate students and early career faculty Luke Plonsky. Chapter. 1. On. the. state. of. professional. development. in. applied. linguistics. Luke Plonsky Northern Arizona University The existence of this book ...

Author: Luke Plonsky

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260970

Category: Study Aids

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Success in academia requires more than an understanding of discipline-specific literature and an ability to teach and do research. It is also necessary to develop an understanding of a range of professionally-oriented skills such as how to identify and apply to doctoral programs, how to make the most of conferences, how to achieve a semblance of work-life balance, and how to land a job. Unfortunately, however, training on such professional matters is often inconsistent and/or idiosyncratic. This book seeks to consolidate and demystify these critical and often-misunderstood aspects of professional development in the context of applied linguistics. Put another way, this book is an attempt at the text many of us wish we had as we began our graduate studies. Throughout the book, readers will find anecdotes and insights informed by individual authors’ first-hand experiences. The resulting tone across the volume is that of a meet-up with a trusted and thoughtful mentor. As readers “meet” with these mentors, it is the hope of this volume that their guidance will help move readers closer to realizing their professional goals in applied linguistics.
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Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics

The concept of language teacher professional development encapsulates a wide range of sector-wide, institutional and personal ... Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics, Springer Texts in Education, ...

Author: Hassan Mohebbi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030791438

Category: Education

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This volume encompasses the range of research questions on language-related problems that arise in language teaching, learning and assessment. The [150] chapters are written by experts in the field who each offer their insights into current and future directions of research, and who suggest several highly relevant research questions. Topics include, but are not limited to: language skills teaching, language skills assessment and testing, measurement, feedback, discourse analysis, pragmatics, semantics, language learning through technology, CALL, MALL, ESP, EAP, ERPP, TBLT, materials development, genre analysis, needs analysis, corpus, content-based language teaching, language teaching and learning strategies, individual differences, research methods, classroom research, form-focused instruction, age effects, literacy, proficiency, and teacher education and teacher development. The book serves as a reference and offers inspiration to researchers and students in language education. An important skill in reviewing the research literature is following a study’s “plan of attack.” Broadly, this means that before accepting and acting upon the findings, one considers a) the research question (Is it clear and focused? Measurable?), b) the subjects examined, the methods deployed, and the measures chosen (Do they fit the study’s goal and have the potential to yield useful results?), and c) the analysis of the data (Do the data lead to the discussion presented? Has the author reasonably interpreted results to reach the conclusion?). Mohebbi and Coombe’s book, Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics: A Reference Guide, helps budding researchers take the first step and develop a solid research question. As the field of language education evolves, we need continual research to improve our instructional and assessment practices and our understanding of the learners’ language learning processes. This book with its remarkable 150 topics and 10 times the number of potential research questions provides a wealth of ideas that will help early career researchers conduct studies that move our field forward and grow our knowledge base. Deborah J. Short, Ph.D., Director, Academic Language Research & Training, Past President, TESOL International Association (2021-22) As a teacher in graduate programs in TESOL I frequently come across the frustration of students at centering their research interests on a particular topic and developing research questions which are worth pursuing so as to make a contribution to the field. This frustration stems from the fact that our field is so vast and interrelated, that it is often impossible to properly address all that interests them. Hence, I wholeheartedly welcome this most relevant and innovative addition to the research literature in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Coombe and Mohebbi have created a real tour de force that stands to inform budding researchers in the field for many years to come. Additionally, the cutting-edge depiction of the field and all it has to offer will no doubt update the research agendas of many seasoned researchers around the world. The 150 chapters are organized in a most powerful, yet, deceptively simple way offering a positioning within the topic, suggesting questions that might direct inquiry and offering a basic set of bibliographic tools to start the reader in the path towards research. What is more, the nine sections in which the chapters are organized leave no area of the field unexplored. Dr. Gabriel Díaz Maggioli, Academic Advisor, Institute of Education, Universidad ORT del Uruguay, President, IATEFL
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Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education

Researching. the. Effectiveness. of. Professional. Development ... INTRODUCTION As Bartels (2002) notes, applied linguists working in the area of knowledge about language (KAL) have been conspicuously slow to research their own practice ...

Author: Nat Bartels

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402029547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education is aimed at applied linguists who are interested in understanding more about the learning of novice teachers in their classes. The 21 studies in this volume provide information on the complexity of novice teachers learning and use of knowledge in a variety of applied linguistics classes such as SLA, Syntax, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, L2 Reading and Writing, Testing, and Content Based Instruction. These studies were conducted in a variety of contexts, from North and South America to Europe, Asia and Australia, and look at the preparation of teachers of English, Spanish and Chinese. The book also includes a state-of-the-art summary of research on knowledge acquisition and use which provides applied linguists with a solid basis for developing their ideas about their students learning and use of the knowledge presented in their classes.
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Mapping Applied Linguistics

Teacher education is the teaching of teachers. It takes place preservice, most often at the undergraduate level, and continues in professional development throughout a teacher's career. Finally, a good number of applied linguists devote ...

Author: Christopher J. Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136836220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics. Incorporating both socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives, the book maps the diverse and constantly expanding range of theories, methods and issues faced by students and practitioners alike. Practically oriented and ideally suited to students new to the subject area, the book provides in-depth coverage of: language teaching and education, literacy and language disorders language variation and world Englishes language policy and planning lexicography and forensic linguistics multilingualism and translation. Including real data and international examples, the book features further reading and exercises in each chapter, fieldwork suggestions and a full glossary of key terms. An interactive Companion Website also provides a wealth of additional resources. This book will be essential reading for students studying applied linguistics, TESOL, general linguistics, and education at the advanced undergraduate or master’s degree level. It is also the ideal gateway for practitioners to better understand the wider scope of their work.
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Professional Development in Applied Linguistics

Professional development is learning to earn or maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, attending conferences, and informal learning opportunities situated in practice.

Author: Harry SMITH

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ISBN: 9798670705318

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Professional development is learning to earn or maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, attending conferences, and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. It has been described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage.
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Proceedings of the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching Conference ALLT 2018 Teaching and Learning in a Globalised World

Journal of In-service Education, 31(2), 235-250. Livingston, K., & Robertson, J. (2001). The coherent system and the empowered individual: Continuing professional development for teachers in Scotland. European Journal of Teacher ...

Author: Wafa Zoghbor

Publisher: Zayed University Press

ISBN: 9789948388944

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Edited by: Wafa Zoghbor, Suhair Al Alami, & Thomaï Alexiou This volume contains a selection of eighteen articles that originated as papers presented at the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching International Conference and Exhibition (ALLT 2018), which was held at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in March 2018. The articles selected for inclusion showcase high quality contributions that document theory, research, and pedagogy within the field of Applied Linguistics and language teaching in the Arab Gulf and beyond. The articles are grouped into the following five broad sections: • Teaching of Writing Skills • Professional Development • Young Learners • Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy • Language Teaching and Attitude The articles included in this volume represent the diverse background, experiences, and research interests of the ALLT presenters. The contributions are a mix of theoretical, empirical and pedagogical practices with a strong emphasis on English language use and function along with language teaching. This makes the Proceedings of the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching (ALLT 2018) Conference an invaluable resource, addressing important aspects of contemporary research topics and lesson plans on language teaching.
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Professional development in CALL a selection of papers

Christina Nicole Giannikas (Chief-Editor) holds a PhD in the field of Applied Linguistics. She is a teacher trainer for the Department of Education of the University of Cyprus, an instructor for the Language Centre of Cyprus University ...

Author: Christina Nicole Giannikas

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 9782490057276

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This volume gives readers insights on the use of technology in professional development programmes and content knowledge that can enrich teacher education. Every chapter of the book builds, through research, an analysis and discussion of CALL matters and professional development. The purpose of the EuroCALL Teacher Education SIG’s edited volume, supported by the Language Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology, is to respond to the needs of language educators, teacher trainers and training course designers through relevant research studies that provide technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge. The book concentrates on professional development in CALL, the use of technology in primary, secondary, and tertiary education, e-learning facilitators, the integration of personal learning environments, the use of MALL, the applications of virtual reality, materials design, the use of ICT in task-based language teaching, and the integration of social media networks in language education. Professional Development in CALL: a selection of papers is a collection of newly-commissioned chapters which unifies theoretical understanding and practical experience. The EuroCALL Teacher Education SIG hopes that the present contribution will be viewed as a valuable addition to the literature and a worthy scholarly achievement.
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Becoming and Being an Applied Linguist

The life histories of some applied linguists Rod Ellis. Language teacher research engagement Around 2005, my combined interest in professional development, teacher cognition and research methods led me somewhat naturally to start a ...

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027266781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

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Becoming and Being an Applied Linguist contains narrative accounts of the lives of thirteen well-established applied linguists. Their professional autobiographies document the development of some of the key areas of applied linguistics – second, language acquisition, motivation, grammar, vocabulary, testing, second language writing, second language classroom research, practitioner research, English as a lingua franca, teacher cognition, and computer-assisted language learning. The book tells how these applied linguists grew into their areas of specialization. It will be of interest to any would-be applied linguist. The book also provides a readable overview of the whole field that will be of value to students of applied linguistics.
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Applied Linguistics in Language Education

However, there is another more personal side in which professional development means gaining and processing experience ... As pointed out in Chapter 1, applied linguistics as an academic discipline is interested in all the factors which ...

Author: Steven McDonough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351576277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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'Applied Linguistics for Language Education' covers those areas of applied language study that are most directly relevant to language teaching, testing, and teacher education. It focuses on the fundamental questions raised for research by the practice of language teaching and research. The reader is thus introduced to the current research climate through consideration of germane controversial issues. If any conclusion about applied linguistic research in the last twenty years is possible, it is that we cannot take anything for granted!Steven McDonough opens with examples of language teaching, teaching materials, and learning a foreign language, which teachers and language learners will recognise, drawing out questions from these which are addressed throughout the rest of the text. Arguments and data from research of all kinds are brought to bear on these and other background issues that are raised, for example: the nature and effects of classroom discourse; the challenges and utility of linguistic theory and linguistic descriptions; what knowing a second language means for proficiency and for processing; nature and nurture in second language learning; how people process language in classrooms and beyond; the role of instruction and the roles of teachers; and measuring achievement.Complex issues are laid out in a clear and accessible style, and many examples are used, mainly, but not exclusively, from English and learning English as a second language. However, the principles apply to learning or teaching any language as a second or foreign language, and 'Applied Linguistics for Language Education' is the most concise overview of current linguistics presently available.
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Research Anthology on Applied Linguistics and Language Practices

As abovementioned, this type of professional development opportunity is considered in a sociolinguistic framework and called professional support networks or professional growth nexus in the chapter.

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668456835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Whether through speech, writing, or other methods, language and communication has been an essential tool for human cooperation and development. Across the world, language varies drastically based on culture and disposition. Even in areas in which the language is standardized, it is common to have many varieties of dialects. It is essential to understand applied linguistics and language practices to create equitable spaces for all dialects and languages. The Research Anthology on Applied Linguistics and Language Practices discusses in-depth the current global research on linguistics from the development of language to the practices in language acquisition. It further discusses the social factors behind language and dialect as well as cultural identity found behind unique traits in language and dialect. Covering topics such as linguistic equity, phonology, and sociolinguistics, this major reference work is an indispensable resource for linguists, pre-service teachers, libraries, students and educators of higher education, educational administration, ESL organizations, government officials, researchers, and academicians.
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