The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics.


The five sections of the volume encompass a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives:








applied linguistics in action
language learning, language education
language, culture and identity
perspectives on language in use
descriptions of language for applied linguistics.





The forty-seven chapters connect knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. The volume as a whole highlights the role of applied linguistics, which is to make insights drawn from language study relevant to such decision-making.


The chapters are written by specialists from around the world. Each one provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new technology in the area. Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics is an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics.


Editorial board: Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Amy Tsui.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 732 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 45.72mm | 1,247g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 2 Tables, black and white
  • 0415658152
  • 9780415658157
  • 537,227

Table of contents

Acknowledgements


Introduction: Applied linguistics in the contemporary world


James Simpson


Section 1. Applied linguistics in action


Language policy and planning


Lionel Wee


Business communication


Vijay Bhatia and Aditi Bhatia


Translation and interpreting


Mona Baker and Luis Perez-Gonzalez


Lexicography


Thierry Fontenelle


The media


Anne O'Keeffe


Institutional discourse


Celia Roberts


Medical communication


Sarah Collins, Sarah Peters and Ian Watt


Clinical linguistics


Michael Perkins and Sara Howard


Language and ageing


Kees de Bot and Nienke van der Hoeven


Forensic linguistics


Frances Rock


Section 2. Language learning, language education


Key concepts in language learning and language education


Diane Larsen-Freeman


Second language acquisition


Lourdes Ortega


Language teaching methodology


Scott Thornbury


Technology and language learning


Richard Kern


Language teacher education


Simon Borg


Bilingual education


Ingrid Gogolin


English for academic purposes


Nigel Harwood and Bojana Petric


Language testing


Barry O'Sullivan


Classroom discourse


Amy Tsui


Language socialisation


Agnes He


Section 3. Language, culture and identity


Culture


Claire Kramsch


Identity


Bonny Norton


Gender


Judith Baxter


Ethnicity


Roxy Harris


Sign languages


Bencie Woll and Rachel Sutton-Spence


World Englishes


Andy Kirkpatrick and David Deterding


Linguistic imperialism


Suresh Canagarajah and Selim Ben Said


Multilingualism


Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter


Language and migration


Mike Baynham


Section 4. Perspectives on language in use


Discourse analysis


Guy Cook


Critical discourse analysis


Kieran O'Halloran


Neurolinguistics


Elisabeth Ahlsen


Psycholinguistics


John Field


Sociocultural and cultural-historical theories of language development


Steven L. Thorne and Thomas Tasker


Sociolinguistics


Carmen Llamas


Linguistic ethnography


Janet Maybin and Karin Tusting


Literacy


Doris S. Warriner


Stylistics


Elena Semino


Section 5. Descriptions of language for applied linguistics


Grammar


Michael Swan


Lexis


Joe Barcroft, Norbert Schmitt and Gretchen Sunderman


Phonetics and phonology


Helen Fraser


Corpus linguistics


Svenja Adolphs and Phoebe Lin


Cognitive linguistics


Hans-Joerg Schmid and Friedrich Ungerer


Systemic functional linguistics


Lynne Young


Generative grammar


Shigenori Wakabayashi


The emergence of language as a complex adaptive system


Nick C. Ellis


Multimodality


Theo van Leeuwen


Index
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Review quote

"This is a superb collection of chapters that illustrates the robustness of applied linguistics. The volume coherently documents the fact that the field has come a long way since its early focus on the teaching and learning of languages beyond the first. Anyone interested in understanding the scope of applied linguistics at the start of the 21st century would do well to consult this work." - James P. Lantolf, Penn State University, USA


"An amazingly broad and comprehensive account of the diverse areas that make up Applied Linguistics today, giving both their history and up-to-date accounts of their state. Students and researchers will be reminded of the richness and complexity of the discipline.They will find it a useful source of information on a wide variety of topics." - Vivian Cook, University of Newcastle, UK


"...an authoritative and worthwhile addition to the general literature on applied linguistics." - Jinrui Li, University of Waikato
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About James Simpson

James Simpson is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, University of Leeds.
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