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ERIC Number: ED529694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-21
Pages: 534
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4155-6619-3
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).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada