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ERIC Number: EJ882164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Sweet Talking: Food, Language, and Democracy
Cook, Guy
Language Teaching, v43 n2 p168-181 Apr 2010
At a time of diminishing resources, the sum of apparently minor personal decisions about food can have immense impact. These individual choices are heavily influenced by language, as those with vested interests seek to persuade individuals to act in certain ways. This makes the language of food politics a fitting area for an expanding applied linguistics oriented towards real-world language-related problems of global and social importance. The paper draws upon five consecutive research projects to show how applied linguistics research may contribute to public policy and debate, and also how, by entering such new arenas, it can develop its own methods and understanding of contemporary language use. [This article represents a revised version of a plenary paper presented on March 22, 2009, at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference in Denver, CO.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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