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An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

3rd Edition

Edited by Norbert Schmitt, Michael P.H. Rodgers


370 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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An Introduction to Applied Linguistics provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Divided into three sections covering: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and the four skills and testing, the Third Edition of this highly successful textbook provides:

• an introductory chapter which familiarises readers with key issues and recurrent themes;

• 17 chapters offering extended surveys of central elements of Applied Linguistics;

• 2 brand-new chapters on Multilingualism and Forensic Linguistics;

• re-written chapters on Psycholinguistics, Language Learners, Reading and Assessment;

• hands-on activities and further reading sections for each chapter, encouraging practical analysis and wider reading;

• revised and updated references in every chapter.

Co-edited by two leading international specialists and with its accessible style, broad coverage and practical focus, this book is ideal for students of applied linguistics, TESOL, and second language pedagogy as well as practicing teachers and researchers wishing to update their knowledge.

Table of Contents


1 An Overview of Applied Linguistics

Norbert Schmitt and Marianne Celce-Murcia

1 Description of Language and Language Use

2 Grammar

Diane Larsen-Freeman and Jeanette DeCarrico

3 Vocabulary

Paul Nation and Paul Meara

4 Discourse Analysis

Michael McCarthy, Christian Matthiessen and Diana Slade

5 Pragmatics

Helen Spencer-Oatey and Vladimir Žegarac

6 Corpus Linguistics

Randi Reppen and Rita Simpson-Vlach

2 Essential Areas of Enquiry in Applied Linguistics

7 Second Language Acquisition

Nina Spada and Patsy M. Lightbown

8 Psycholinguistics

Emily Mech, Andrea Takahesu-Tabori, Judith F. Kroll and Kees de Bot

9 Sociolinguistics

Carmen Llamas and Peter Stockwell

10 Focus on the Language Learner: Styles, Strategies and Motivation

Andrew D. Cohen and Alastair Henry

11 Forensic Linguistics and Language and the Law

Tatiana Tkacukova

12 Multilingualism

Shelley Taylor

3 Language Skills and Assessment

13 Listening

Tony Lynch and David Mendelsohn

14 Speaking and Pronunciation

Anne Burns and Barbara Seidlhofer

15 Reading

Xiangying Jiang, William Grabe and Patricia L. Carrell

16 Writing

Paul Kei Matsuda and Tony Silva

17 Assessment

Carol A. Chapelle, Benjamin Kremmel and Geoff Brindley

18 Suggested Solutions



About the Editors

Norbert Schmitt is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Michael P.H. Rodgers is Assistant Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General