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Publication Date: 2011-Mar-21
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The Routledge Applied Linguistics Reader
Wei, Li, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"The Routledge Applied Linguistics Reader" is an essential collection of readings for students of Applied Linguistics. Divided into five sections: Language Teaching and Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Identity and Power and Language Use in Professional Contexts, the "Reader" takes a broad interpretation of the subject from its traditional foundations in language teaching and learning to cover the newer subdisciplines from corpus linguistics to forensic linguistics. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the "Reader" focuses on the topics and issues to which Applied Linguistics research has made a significant contribution, in particular: (1) our understanding of key concepts and notions in the study of real-world problems in which language and communication play a central role; (2) the theoretical debates of broader social science issues that impact on language teaching, learning and use; and (3) the main methodological advances. Featuring twenty-seven carefully selected readings, the "Reader" focuses on both the major contributions of Applied Linguistics, and the conceptual and theoretical issues of the subject in a variety of contexts and methods. The selection comprises seminal articles from leading researchers, as well as fresh perspectives from new voices in the subject. These readings are amplified by a general introduction as well as detailed, critical summaries of each section, discussion questions and recommended further reading for each article. Contents include the following: (1) The Native Speaker in Applied Linguistics (Alan Davies); (2) The Idealised Native Speaker, Reified Ethnicities and Classroom Realities (C. Leung, R. Harris and B. Rampton); (3) "Ownership" of English in The Outer Circle: An Alternative to The NS-NNS Dichotomy (Christina Higgins); (4) Non-native Speaker Teachers and English as An International Language (Enric Llurda); (5) The Nature of The L2 User ( Vivian Cook); (6) Appropriating English, Expanding Identities, and Re-visioning The Field: From TESOL to Teaching English For Globalized Communication (TEGCOM) (A.M.Y. Lin, W. Wang, A. Akamatsu and M. Riazi); (7) "Language, Localization, and The Real: Hip-hop and The Global Spread of Authenticity" (A. Pennycook); (8) Closing A Conceptual Gap: The Case For A Description of English as A Lingua Franca (Barbara Seidlhofer); (9) Lingua Franca English Multilingual Communities and Language Acquisition (S. Canagarajah); (10) Authority and invisibility: Authorial Identity in Academic Writing (K. Hyland); (11) Corpus-based Approaches to Issues in Applied Linguistics (Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad and Randi Reppen); (12) Talking, Creating: interactional Language, Creativity and Context (Ronald Carter and Michael Mccarthy); (13) Social Identity, investment, and Language Learning (B. Norton Peirce); (14) Identity in Applied Linguistics (David Block); (15) New Approaches to Gender, Class, and Race in Second Language Writing (Ryuko Kubota); (16) Convivial Communication: Recontextualizing Communicative Competence (Constant Leung); (17) Language Ecology in Multilingual Settings: Towards A Theory of Symbolic Competence (Claire Kramsch and Anne Whiteside); (18) Globalization and The Teaching of "communication Skills" (Deborah Cameron); (19) Discourse Community, Legitimate Peripheral Participation and The Non-native-english-speaking Scholar (John Flowerdew); (20) Language Assessment as Social Practice: Challenges For Research (Tim Mcnamara); (21) Learning Language For Work and Life: The Linguistic Socialization of Immigrant Canadians Seeking Careers in Healthcare (P. Duff, P. Wong and M. Early); (22) Multilingual Language Policies and The Continua of Biliteracy: An Ecological Approach (Nancy Hornberger); (23) Political Discourse Analysis From The Point of View of Translation Studies (C. Schaffner); (24) Everyday Creativity in Language: Textuality, Contextuality, and Critique (Janet Maybin and Joan Swann); (25) Non-native Speakers of English and The Miranda Warnings (A. Pavlenko); and (26) "But It's All True!" Commercialism and Commitment in The Discourse of Organic Food Promotion." (Guy Cook, Matt Reed and Alison Twiner).
Descriptors: World Problems, Discourse Communities, Creativity, Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Global Approach, Social Sciences, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Power Structure, Language Usage, Computational Linguistics, Language Role, Communication (Thought Transfer), Teaching Methods, Native Speakers, Ethnic Groups, English (Second Language), Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Language Variation, Music, Intercultural Communication, Multilingualism, Academic Discourse, Official Languages, Writing (Composition), Socialization, Immigrants, Criticism, Food
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