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Mapping Applied Linguistics A Guide for Students and Practitioners

ISBN-10: 0415559138
ISBN-13: 9780415559133
Edition: 2011 (Guide (Instructor's))
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Christopher Hall is Senior Lecturer and acting Head of the English Language and Linguistics programme at York St John University. He currently teaches on the BA in English Language and the MA in TESOL.Patrick Smith is Associate Professor of Literacy/Biliteracy at The University of Texas at El Paso.Rachel Wicaksono is a Senior Lecturer at York St John University and Head of Programme for the MA English Language Teaching.

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Why mapping?
How is the book organized?
Who are the authors?
Who is this book for?
How can the book be used?
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Why do we use different languages?
Ten ways we're led astray in language and applied linguistics
Applied linguistics
Bottom-up applied linguistics
Activities
Further reading
Language in Everyday Use
Language variation
Language variation and social judgement
Kinds of variation
Standardization and 'non-standard' varieties
Non-native varieties and World Englishes
Linguistic insecurity and language loss
Context and language practices
Casting ahead
Activities
Further reading
Key populations
Issues in the naming of populations
Issues in the categorizing of populations
Populations characterized by the language(s) used
Populations characterized by issues of access to language
Populations characterized by the social role of language
Populations characterized by their professional or academic interest in language
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Discourse analysis
The pervasive relevance of discourse (analysis)
Linguistic approaches to discourse analysis
Social approaches to discourse analysis
Themes in contemporary discourse analysis
How can doing discourse analysis help the clients of applied linguists?
Activities
Further reading
Language policy and planning
Language decisions
Corpus, status and acquisition planning
Keeping languages alive
Planning for access to services
Language policy and planning in globalizing times
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Language, Learning And Education
Literacy
The expanding scope of literacy
Writing systems and culture
Literacy and individuals
Child and adult literacies
Academic achievement and the measurement of literacy
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Language and education
The language of home, community and school
Language as a medium in school
Language as an object in school
Educating linguistic minorities and learners with special needs
Language, testing and assessment
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Bilingual and multilingual education
Definitions and purposes
Language-based frames
Content-based frames
Context-based frames
Integrating the frameworks
Characteristics of effective programmes
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Additional language education
Contexts of additional language education
The problem of method
Individual learner differences
Assessing additional languages
Economic, cultural and political aspects of additional language education
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Language And Expert Uses
Translation
Contexts of translation
Translatability and translation equivalence
The translation process
What do translators need to know?
Types of translation
Interpreting and audiovisual translation
Technology in translation
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Lexicography
Words in the mind and in society
Authority or record?
Uses and types of dictionaries
Dictionary compilation
Dictionaries as tools for learning
Corpora, computers and the internet
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Forensic linguistics
Language as legal medium and matter
The language of the law
Language and criminal investigation
Language as the subject matter of law
Discourse and different languages in the courtroom
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Language pathology
Biological and social foundations of language
Types of language pathology
Assessment
Treatment
Roles for applied linguists
Activities
Further reading
Prospects and perspectives
The impact of new technologies
The dissolution of borders
The exercise of the profession
Key predictions
Final thoughts
Activities
Glossary
Bibliography
General Index
Index of languages
Index of places

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