Critical Applied Linguistics A Critical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0805837922
ISBN-13: 9780805837926
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation and other language-related domains. Covering both critical theory and domains of practice, the book is organized around five themes: the politics of knowledge, the politics of language, the politics of texts, the politics of pedagogy, and the politics of difference. It is an important text for anyone involved in applied linguistics, TESOL, language education, or other language-related fields.

Preface
Introducing Critical Applied Linguistics
Critical applied linguistic concerns
Domains of Critical applied linguistics
Conclusion: Why critical applied linguistics?
The Politics of Knowledge
Critical work and animosity to theory
Knowledge of politics and the politics of knowledge
Liberal ostrichism
Anarcho-autonomy
Emancipatory modernism
Critical applied linguistics as problematizing practice
Conclusion: Outflanking Marx from the left
The Politics of Language
Sociolinguistics and power
Liberal sociolinguistics
Language planning and politics: The global spread of English
Liberal complementarity
Language ecology, language rights, and linguistic imperialism
Postcolonialism and resistance
Colonialism and postcolonialism
Resistance, appropriation, and third spaces
Conclusion: Toward a postcolonial performative view of language
The Politics of Text
Critical literacy
Literacies as social practices
Critical discourse analysis
Ideology, discourse, truth, and power
Knowledge claims and truth
Order and disorder
The nonmaterial base of discourse
Production and reception
Critical language awareness and the genres of power
Critical literacy and voice: The word and the world
From Poststructuralism to Postlinguistics
Toward a postlinguistics
Conclusion: Toward an Applied Postlinguistics
The Politics of Pedagogy
Classrooms in context
Structure, agency, determinism, and resistance
Social and cultural reproduction in schooling
Bourdieu and forms of capital
Resistance and change
Critical pedagogy
Education, postmodernism, and ethics
Postmodernism and ethics
Toward a postcritical pedagogy
The Politics of Difference
Difference, identity, and language learning
Identity and subjectivity
Language, gender, sexuality, and difference
Dominance and difference
Performing gender through language
Dealing with difference: Inclusivity, issues, and engagement
Toward engaged research
Conclusion: Embodied differences
Applied Linguistics With an Attitude
Critical themes
Guidelines for a critical praxis
Critical notes for the fridge door
Critical applied postlinguistics, Postcritical applied linguistics, or applied linguistics with an attitude
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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