The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

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This handbook contains 40 original chapters on a comprehensive range of subjects within applied linguistics, reflecting the current state of scholarship in the field, the many connections among its various disciplines, and the likely directions of its continued development. It is intended as a sourcebook for scholars, researchers and students more

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  • Hardback | 670 pages
  • 174.8 x 257.6 x 50.3mm | 1,333.57g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous figures
  • 019513267X
  • 9780195132670

About Robert B. Kaplan

Robert B. Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern more

Table of contents

1 William Grabe: An Emerging Discipline for the 21st Century; 2 Patricia Duff: Research Approaches in Applied Linguistics; 3 The Four Skills; 3a Martin Bygate: Speaking; 3b Tony Lynch: Listening; 3c William Grabe: Reading; 3d Ilona Leki: Writing; 4 Deborah Poole: Discourse Analysis and Applied Linguistics; 5 The Study of Second Language Learning; 5a Alan Juffs: Formal Linguistic Perspectives on SLA; 5b James Lantolf: Sociocultural Theory and SLA; 5c Bonny Norton and Kelleen Toohey: Identify and Language Learning; 5d Michael Harrington: Cognitive Perspectives on SLA; 5e Dennis Preston: Variationist Perspectives on SLA; 5f Robert Gardner: Social Psychological Perspectives on SLA; 5g Susan Gass: Interactionist Perspectives on SLA; 5h Kathleen Bardovi-Harligm: Pragmatics and SLA; 6 The Study of Second Language Teaching; 6e Peter Medgyes and Marianne Nikolov: Curriculum Development; 6b Marjorie Bingham Wesche and Peter Skehan: Communicative, Task-Based and; Content-Based Language Learning; 6c Colin Baker: Bilingual Education; 7 Variation in Language Use and Language Performance; 7a Rebecca Oxford: Sources of Variation in Language Learning; 7b Language Transfer and Cross Linguistic Studies; 7c Mary McGroarty: Language Uses in Professional Contexts; 8 Bilingualism and the Individual Learner; 8a Christian Faltis: The Bilingual Learner in Context; 8b Kees de Bot: Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals;; 8c Judith Kroll and Ton Dijkstra: The Bilingual Lexicon; 9 Multilingualism in Society; 9a Peter Nelde: Languages in Contact; 9b Jeff Siegel: Pidgins and Creoles; 9c Ofelia Garcia: Language Spread. (Part contents.)show more

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.."..It must be said that it is an impressive publishing achievement. The task of analyzing the field, deciding on disciplines to be covered, finding willing contributors of sufficient status from all over the world and then combining the articles from these contributors into an edited whole must have been a massive one, and it has been largely successful. Oxford University Press, Robert Kaplan and the editorial board are to be congratulated on their initiative and the result it has produced."--Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Vol.6 No. 3, December 2002)"This is an impressive and ambitious enterprise....Although this book can be used for reference, it real strength lies in its scope and reflective quality. This book has many roles: as a map of the territory, to inform on where things are and their intellectual topography; a guide; 39 individual mines; but above all as an extended, reflective, collective synthesis-essay on what we are and what we do. Professionals will be able to determine what are the current directions in other parts of AL. Students, teachers and researchers in AL and beyond will be able to use it for survey courses, and as a springboard to deeper investigation of specific areas and topics."--AILA News"[A] monumental editorial enterprise.... it is to be commended and used widely and wisely."--ESL Magazineshow more

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