Controversies in Applied Linguistics

Controversies in Applied Linguistics

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There are several issues in English teaching on which applied linguists take very different positions: e.g. linguistic imperialism, the validity of critical discourse analysis, the pedagogic relevance of corpus descriptions of language, the theoretical bases of second language acquisition research, the nature of applied linguistics itself. This book presents exchanges between scholars arguing different positions, and directs attention to the key points at issue.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 24mm | 580.61g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0194374440
  • 9780194374446
  • 1,311,423

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'As a resource for teacher educators, it would be hard to overestimate the value and potential of this book.' * IATEFL Teacher Training and Education E-Newsletter, July 2004 *show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ; List of texts ; Introduction ; Section 1 The global spread of English ; Section 2 Corpus Linguistics and language teaching ; Section 3 Critical discourse analysis ; Section 4 Second language acquisition ; Section 5 The nature of applied linguistics ; Working with controversies: Study questions ; Indexshow more

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