2nd Edition

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

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ISBN 9780340984475
Published January 29, 2010 by Routledge
342 Pages

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Book Description

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Second Edition provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Each of the 15 chapters offers an extended survey of a central element of Applied Linguistics and is co-authored by two leading international specialists, thus ensuring a full and balanced treatment of the topic covered. The book is divided into three sections: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and the four skills and testing. An Introductory chapter familiarises readers with key issues and recurrent themes whilst hands-on activities and further reading sections for each chapter encourage practical analysis and wider reading. For this new edition, each chapter has been fully revised in line with new research and thinking in Applied Linguistics. 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)
PART I: 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 Zegarac)
6. Corpus linguistics (Randi Reppen and Rita Simpson-Vlach)
PART II: Essential areas of enquiry in applied linguistics
7. Second language acquisition (Nina Spada and Patsy M. Lightbown)
8. Psycholinguistics (Kees de Bot and Judith F. Kroll)
9. Sociolinguistics (Carmen Llamas and Peter Stockwell)
10. Focus on the language learner: styles, strategies and motivation (Andrew D. Cohen)
PART III: Language skills and assessment
11. Listening (Tony Lynch and David Mendelsohn)
12. Speaking and pronunciation (Anne Burns and Barbara Seidlhofer)
13. Reading (Patricia L. Carrell and William Grabe)
14. Writing (Tony Silva and Paul Kei Matsuda)
15. Assessment (Carol A. Chapelle and Geoff Brindley)
16. Suggested solutions

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


'This is a good textbook for first year applied linguistics students or readers from other disciplines, as it gives a broad overview of the various sub-fields within applied linguistics....The strength of this book is in pedagogical linguistics: linguistics for the purpose of teaching a language.... Overall, I find this book easy to read and besides using it as a teaching tool for first year students, I would also use it as a reference book.'

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