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2nd Edition

Mapping Applied Linguistics
A Guide for Students and Practitioners

ISBN 9781138957084
Published June 20, 2017 by Routledge
444 Pages

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Book Description

Mapping Applied Linguistics: A guide for students and practitioners, second edition, provides a newly updated, wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics. This innovative book maps the diverse and constantly expanding range of theories, methods and issues faced by students and practitioners around the world, integrating both sociocultural and cognitive perspectives. Practically oriented and ideally suited to students new to the discipline, Mapping Applied Linguistics provides in-depth coverage of:

  • multilingualism, language variation and Global Englishes
  • literacy, language teaching and bilingual education
  • discourse analysis
  • language policy and planning
  • lexicography and translation
  • language pathology and forensic linguistics

The new second edition features contemporary examples of global applied linguistics research and practice, and includes updated further reading and new fieldwork suggestions for each chapter. The companion website at provides a wealth of additional learning material, including activities, flashcards and links to the latest online resources.

Mapping Applied Linguistics is essential reading for students studying applied linguistics, TESOL, general linguistics and language and literacy education at the advanced undergraduate or master’s degree level. It also provides a gateway for practitioners and specialists seeking to better understand the wider scope of their work.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part A: Language in Everyday Use 
2. Language Variation 
3. Key Populations
4. Discourse Analysis 
5. Language Policy and Planning 

Part B: Language, Learning and Education 
6. Literacy 
7. Language and Education  
8. Bilingual and Multilingual Education 
9. Additional Language Education 

Part C: Language and Expert Uses 
10. Translation 
11. Lexicography 
12. Forensic Linguistics 
13. Language Pathology 
14. Prospects and Perspectives

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Christopher J. Hall is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Languages and Linguistics at York St John University, UK.

Patrick H. Smith is Associate Professor of Bilingual Education and Literacy in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Rachel Wicaksono is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics at York St John University, UK.


"A good map just got better. The first edition of this book gave real coherence to the field of applied linguistics. Now we see the terrain even more clearly through a wealth of good examples. It’s a map that truly facilitates exploration and discovery."
James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, USA

"A hands-on approach to Applied Linguistics, which introduces all relevant areas of this field in a reader-friendly (and especially student-friendly) way. Using a multitude of current examples, covering different perspectives and theories in an unbiased way, this book is a must-read not only for students of Applied Linguistics, but also for practitioners."
Susanne Niemeier, University of Koblenz, Germany

"This is an excellent introduction to Applied Linguistics. The fourteen chapters cover a wide range of topics from language myths to language pathology. The relevance of linguistic analysis to our understanding of contemporary society is expertly demonstrated through informed arguments and observations supported by evidence."
Constant Leung, King’s College London, UK