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Introduction to Applied Linguistics From Practice to Theory

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ISBN-10: 0748633553

ISBN-13: 9780748633555

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Alan Davies, Keith Mitchell

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Language and language problems affect all of us and are an integral part of our social experience. In An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Professor Davies takes this simple fact as his starting point and sets out to show that applied linguistics is better understood by doing it than studying or reading about it. Beginning with the history and definitions of applied linguistics, he then looks at the full spectrum of 'institutional' and 'non-institutional' uses of language, spanning not only language learning and teaching but also language as a socio-psychological phenomenon. Whilst setting this practical outlook against the historical background of changing public needs and competing…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 7/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Series Editors' Preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
History and 'definitions'
Doing being applied linguists: the importance of experience
Language and language practices
Applied linguistics and language learning/teaching
Applied linguistics and language use
The professionalising of applied linguists
Applied linguistics: no 'bookish theoric'
The applied linguistics challenge
Glossary
Exercises
References
Index