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 language skills and assessment, 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;
• two 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 for every chapter.
Co-edited by two leading international specialists, 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
Diane Larsen-Freeman and Jeanette DeCarrico
Paul Nation and Paul Meara
4 Discourse Analysis
Michael McCarthy, Christian Matthiessen and Diana Slade
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
Emily Mech, Andrea Takahesu-Tabori, Judith F. Kroll and Kees de Bot
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
3 Language Skills and Assessment
Tony Lynch and David Mendelsohn
14 Speaking and Pronunciation
Anne Burns and Barbara Seidlhofer
Xiangying Jiang, William Grabe and Patricia L. Carrell
Paul Kei Matsuda and Tony Silva
Carol A. Chapelle, Benjamin Kremmel and Geoff Brindley
18 Suggested Solutions
Norbert Schmitt is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has taught in the areas of vocabulary studies, applied linguistics, SLA and TESOL methodology. He has published extensively, is a regular presenter at applied linguistics conferences, and travels widely consulting and teaching on vocabulary issues.
Michael P.H. Rodgers is Assistant Professor in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, where he teaches TESOL methodology and SLA theory. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition and language learning through television.
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"An Introduction to Applied Linguistics is essential reading for newcomers and established scholars alike. The third edition builds upon the success of previous editions, providing authoritative updates to scholarship in critical areas, and including new chapters on multilingualism and forensic linguistics. Highly recommended!"
Sara T. Cushing, Georgia State University, USA