Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics
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Description: The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguisticsserves 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 actionlanguage learning, language educationlanguage, culture and identityperspectives on language in usedescriptions 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 Linguisticsis an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
James Simpson is professor of economic history and institutions at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is the author of "Spanish Agriculture: The Long Siesta, 1765-1965".
|List of tables and figures|
|List of contributors|
|Introduction: applied linguistics in the contemporary world|
|Applied linguistics in action|
|Language policy and planning|
|Translation and interpreting|
|Language and ageing|
|Language learning, language education|
|Key concepts in language learning and language education|
|Second language acquisition|
|Language teaching methodology|
|Technology and language learning|
|Language teacher education|
|English for academic purposes|
|Language, culture and identity|
|Language and culture|
|Language and migration|
|Perspectives on language in use|
|Critical discourse analysis|
|Sociocultural and cultural-historical theories of language development|
|Descriptions of language for applied linguistics|
|Phonetics and phonology|
|Systemic functional linguistics|
|The emergence of language as a complex adaptive system|