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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics
Volume Two: Applied Linguistics in Action

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ISBN 9780367536244
June 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
520 Pages 8 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 Applied linguistics in society

  1. Multilingualism -- Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter
  2. Language and migration -- Mike Baynham and James Simpson
  3. Language policy and planning -- Lionel Wee
  4. Family language policy – Kendall A. King
  5. Critical discourse analysis, critical discourse studies, and critical applied linguistics– Karin Zotzmann and John P. O’Regan
  6. Digital language and communication – Caroline Tagg
  7. Intercultural communication – Zhu Hua
  8. Institutional discourse –Zsófia Demjén and Miguel Perez-Milans
  9. Medical communication -- Sarah Collins, Sarah Peters and Ian Watt
  10. English for professional communication: A critical genre analytical perspective -- Vijay K. Bhatia and Aditi Bhatia
  11. Identity -- Bonny Norton and Monica Shank Lauwo
  12. Gender and Sexuality – Helen Sauntson
  13. Language and race – Jennifer B. Delfino and H. Samy Alim
  14. Politics and applied linguistics – Philip Seargeant
  15. World Englishes and English as a lingua franca -- Andy Kirkpatrick and David Deterding


PART II Broadening Horizons

  1. Sign languages -- Bencie Woll and Rachel Sutton-Spence
  2. Lexicography -- Thierry Fontenelle
  3. Translation and interpreting -- Mona Baker and Luis Pérez-González
  4. First language attrition: bridging sociolinguistic narratives and psycholinguistic models of attrition – Beatriz Duarte Wirth, Anita Auer and Merel Keijzer
  5. Clinical linguistics – Vesna Stojanovik, Michael Perkins and Sara Howard
  6. Language and ageing – Lihe Huang
  7. Forensic linguistics – Tim Grant and Tahmineh Tayebi
  8. Linguistic ethnography -- Karin Tusting
  9. Posthumanism and applied linguistics – Kelleen Toohey
  10. Social semiotics and multimodality -- Theo van Leeuwen
  11. Linguistic landscapes – Robert Blackwood and Will Amos
  12. Minoritsed/indigenous language revitalization – Nancy Hornberger and Haley De Korne
  13. Endangered languages – Julia Sallabank and Peter K. Austin
  14. Ecolinguistics in practice -- Stephen Cowley
  15. Translanguaging -- Li Wei


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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