Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader
Edited by Caroline Coffin, Theresa Lillis, Kieran O'Halloran
Published August 25th 2009 by Routledge – 278 pages
Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader presents the student with three contemporary approaches for investigating text, practices and contexts in which language-related problems are implicated. Divided into three parts, the reader focuses in turn on the different approaches, showing how each is relevant to addressing real world problems, including those relating to contemporary educational practices.
Part One introduces the reader to Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as an approach particularly well suited to the description of language and language-related problems in social contexts.
Part Two examines Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a means of uncovering the relationships between language use, power and ideology.
Part Three presents Ethnography (and linguistic ethnography) as a methodology for observing the use and significance of language in real-life events as they unfold.
The editors’ general introduction introduces the student to the tools of SFL, CDA and ethnography and explains how the three approaches each offer distinct as well as, in some cases, complementary perspectives on language in use. Each part is made up of one classic theoretical reading, one cutting-edge theoretical reading, and three problem-oriented readings and includes an introduction, which provides synopses of the individual readings making the book highly usable on courses.
Applied Linguistics Methods: A Reader is key reading for advanced level undergraduates and postgraduates on Applied Linguistics, English Language, and TESOL/TEFL courses.
'This book distils into a single volume the rich traditions of Systemic Functional Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis and Ethnography to show how language analysis can be applied to a wide range of real-world issues. It offers graduate students and researchers a useful guide to help them navigate and appreciate the diverse, ever expanding and exciting landscape of Applied Linguistics.' -Peter Teo, National Institute of Education, Singapore
'Applied Linguistics Methods provides a rich resource of readings from key researchers and theorists in the discipline. It incorporates different theoretical orientations, methodological approaches and social domains, yet achieves an overall coherence through section introductions and the sequencing of chapters. Importantly, differences in theory or approach are presented as potentially complementary. The book will be of great value to post-graduate students in applied linguistics.' - Susan Hood, University of Technology, Sydney
Part One: Systemic Functional Linguistics
Introduction to Part One
1. Language, register and genre
2. Online newspapers: evolving genres and evolving theory
John S. Knox
3. The "Processes" of learning: On the use of Halliday’s transitivity in academic skills advising
4. Acquired language disorders: Some functional insights
Elizabeth Armstrong, Alison Ferguson, Lynne Mortensen and Leanne Togher
5. Translation error analysis: A systemic functional grammar approach
Part Two: Critical Discourse Analysis
Introduction to Part Two
6. Critical Discourse Analysis in action
N. Fairclough and Ruth Wodak
7. The role of appraisal and corpora in detecting covert evaluation
Caroline Coffin and Kieran O’Halloran
8. Towards intervention in positive discourse analysis
9. Highlighting hybridity: A critical discourse analysis of teacher talk in science classrooms
Mary U. Hanrahan
10.Text, context, pretext: Critical issues in discourse analysis
Part Three: Ethnography
Introduction to Part Three
11. Text and context
12. Adopting an ethnographic perspective in research and pedagogy
13. Ethnographic studies and adult literacy and policy in South Africa
14. Linguistic ethnography, interactional sociolinguistics and the study of identities
15.Discourse, critique and ethnography: class-oriented coding in accounts of child protection