Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics
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Introduces key concepts in complex systems theory to readers concerned with language, its acquisition, and its use. Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics demonstrates the applicability and usefulness of these concepts to a range of areas in applied linguistics including second language development, language teaching, and discourse analysis. It concludes with a chapter that inventories suitable approaches to research investigations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12mm | 439.98g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0194422445
  • 9780194422444
  • 641,595

About Diane Larsen-Freeman

Diane Larsen-Freeman is a professor of education, a professor of linguistics, and a research scientist at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a distinguished senior faculty fellow at the Graduate SIT Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. She received her PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan. Lynne Cameron is a professor of applied linguistics at the Centre for Language and Communications, Open University. She received her MA from the University of York and her PhD from the University of London.show more

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'...this book succeeds in putting forward the complexity theory as a potentially interesting avenue of research in Applied Linguistics in an engaging and readable way which grants the lay-person an insight into this fascinating branch of science.' * Mark Bain, TEFL.net * '...valuable and indeed stimulating reading for graduate students and researchers alike.' * ScienceDirect * 'This book contains something for every researcher in applied linguistics and classroom language practice alike.' * Journal of the IATEFL SIG * 'For those interested in systematic and novel ways to view and understand language, Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics is a stimulating read.'Benjamin J. White, Michigan State University * Benjamin J. White, Michigan State University *show more

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