The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics is the first reference of its kind, containing 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 various sub-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 linguists concerned 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 is the 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 problems can 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 and concordinances, 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 670 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 48mm | 1,120.38g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous figures
  • 0195187911
  • 9780195187915
  • 1,341,835

Table of contents

Preface; 1. An Emerging Discipline for the 21st Century; 2. Research Approaches in Applied Linguistics; 3. The Four Skills; 3a Speaking; 3b Listening; 3c Reading; 3d Writing; 4. Discourse Analysis and Applied Linguistics; 5. The Study of Second Language Learning; 5a Formal Linguistic Perspectives on SLA; 5b Sociocultural Theory and SLA; 5c Identify and Language Learning; 5d Cognitive Perspectives on SLA; 5e Variationist Perspectives on SLA; 5f Social Psychological Perspectives on SLA; 5g Interactionist Perspectives on SLA; 5h Pragmatics and SLA; 6. The Study of Second Language Teaching; 6e Curriculum Development; 6b Communicative, Task-Based and Content-Based Language Learning; 6c Bilingual Education; 7. Variation in Language Use and Language Performance; 7a Sources of Variation in Language Learning; 7b Language Transfer and Cross Linguistic Studies; 7c Language Uses in Professional Contexts; 8. Bilingualism and the Individual Learner; 8a The Bilingual Learner in Context; 8b Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals; 8c The Bilingual Lexicon; 9. Multilingualism in Society; 9a Languages in Contact; 9b Pidgins and Creoles; 9c Language Spread; 9d Language Shift and Language Revitalization; 9e Ecology of Languages; 10. Language Policy and Planning; 10a Methodologies for Policy and Planning; 10b Unplanned Language Planning; 10c Language Policy/Planning and Disadvantages; 11. Translation and Interpretation; 11a Translation; 11b Interpretation; 12. Language Assessment and Program Evolution; 12a Approaches to Language Assessment; 12b Technology in Language Assessment; 13. Technological Applications in Applied Linguistics; 13a Natural Language Processing and Speech Synthesis; 13b Computer-Assisted Language Learning; 14. Conclusion: Where to from hereshow more

About Robert B. Kaplan

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

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