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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics
Volume One: Language Learning and Language Education

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ISBN 9780367536275
June 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
528 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics, published in 2011, has long been a standard introduction and essential reference point to the broad interdisciplinary field of Applied Linguistics.

Reflecting the growth and widening scope of Applied linguistics, this new edition thoroughly updates and expands coverage. It includes 27 new chapters, now consists of two complementary volumes, and covers a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives, Volume 1 is organised into two sections: Language Learning and Education and Key Areas and Approaches in Applied Linguistics and Volume 2 also two sections: Applied Linguistics in Society and Broadening Horizons. 

Each volume includes thirty chapters written by specialists from around the world. Each chapter provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues, recommendations for practice and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new research methods in the area. Suggestions for further reading and cross-references are provided with every chapter.

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics remains the authoritative overview to this dynamic field and essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, scholars and researchers of applied linguistics.

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures

List of contributors



Introduction: Applied linguistics in the contemporary world -- Li Wei, Zhu Hua and James Simpson

PART I Language learning and language education

  1. Conceptualising language education: theories and practice -- Diane Larsen-Freeman
  2. Second and additional language acquisition across the lifespan-- Lourdes Ortega
  3. Language teaching and methodology -- Scott Thornbury
  4. Technology and language learning -- Richard Kern
  5. Teacher communities of practice -- Simon Borg
  6. Curriculum and materials: decolonisation and inclusivity – John Gray
  7. Content-language-integrated learning and English medium instruction -- Heath Rose and  Jim McKinley
  8. Bilingual and Multilingual education -- Ingrid Gogolin
  9. English for academic purposes -- Nigel Harwood and Bojana Petrić
  10. Language testing -- Barry O’Sullivan
  11. Language awareness – Xuesong (Andy) Gao
  12. Classroom discourse -- Amy B. M. Tsui
  13. Language and culture -- Claire Kramsch
  14. Language socialisation -- Agnes Weiyun He


PART II Key areas and approaches in applied linguistics

  1. Grammar -- Michael Swan
  2. Lexis -- Joe Barcroft and Gretchen Sunderman
  3. Applied phonetics and phonology -- Helen Fraser
  4. Literacy -- Doris S. Warriner
  5. Genre analysis – John Flowerdew
  6. Stylistics -- Elena Semino
  7. Discourse analysis -- Guy Cook
  8. Corpus linguistics -- Phoebe Lin and Svenja Adolphs
  9. Cognitive linguistics – Bodo Winter and Florent Perek
  10. Systemic functional linguistics – Lise Fontaine and Anne McCabe
  11. Generative grammar -- Shigenori Wakabayashi
  12. Psycholinguistics and second language acquisition -- John Field
  13. Neurolinguistics in language learning and teaching -- John W. Schwieter and Stefano Rastelli
  14. Psychology of language learning: personality, emotion and motivation -- Jean-Marc Dewaele
  15. Sociocultural approaches to language development -- Steven L. Thorne and Thomas Tasker
  16. Sociolinguistics for language education – Petros Karatsareas


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 Li Wei is Director and Dean of the UCL Institute of Education, at University College London, UK, where he also holds the Chair in Applied Linguistics. He is the Editor of International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics Review. He is Fellow of the British Academy, Academia Europaea, Academy of Social Sciences (UK), and Royal Society of Arts (UK).)

Zhu Hua is Professor of Language Learning and Intercultural Communication and Director of International Centre for Intercultural Studies at the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL). She is an elected Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, UK and elected Fellow and Board member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. She is Chair of British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), 2021-2024.

James Simpson is Associate Professor in the Division of Humanities at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in Language Education at the School of Education, University of Leeds, where he led the Language Education Academic Group.


The fully revised and expanded Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics is an invaluable resource for students and established scholars worldwide interested in the fascinating and ever-changing field of applied linguistics.

Patricia Duff, The University of British Columbia, USA

This new edition provides a comprehensive and current picture of the Applied Linguistics field. The two volumes of this handbook offer original contributions as well as signposts for future research in this field.

Alessandro Benati, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong