2nd Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics Volume Two

Edited By Li Wei, Zhu Hua, James Simpson Copyright 2024
    414 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 One is organized into two sections – ‘Language learning and language education’ and ‘Key areas and approaches in applied linguistics’ – and Volume Two also has two sections – ‘Applied linguistics in society’ and ‘Broadening horizons’.

    Each volume includes 30 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 trajectories. 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.

    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 Pérez-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

    16. Sign languages -- Bencie Woll and Rachel Sutton-Spence

    17. Lexicography -- Thierry Fontenelle

    18. Translation and interpreting -- Mona Baker and Luis Pérez-González

    19. First language attrition: bridging sociolinguistic narratives and psycholinguistic models of attrition – Beatriz Duarte Wirth, Anita Auer and Merel Keijzer

    20. Clinical linguistics – Vesna Stojanovik, Michael Perkins and Sara Howard

    21. Language and ageing – Lihe Huang

    22. Forensic linguistics – Tim Grant and Tahmineh Tayebi

    23. Linguistic ethnography -- Karin Tusting

    24. Posthumanism and applied linguistics – Kelleen Toohey

    25. Social semiotics and multimodality -- Theo van Leeuwen

    26. Linguistic landscapes – Robert Blackwood and Will Amos

    27. Minoritised/Indigenous language revitalization – Nancy H. Hornberger and Haley De Korne

    28. Endangered languages – Julia Sallabank and Peter K. Austin

    29. Ecolinguistics in practice -- Stephen Cowley

    30. Translanguaging -- Li Wei



    Li Wei is Director and Dean of the UCL Institute of Education at University College London, UK, where he is also Chair of Applied Linguistics. He is 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 the International Centre for Intercultural Studies at University College London, UK. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK) and an elected Fellow and board member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. She is Chair of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), 2021–2024.

    James Simpson is Professor in the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is the Director of the MA programme in International Language Education. He was formerly in the School of Education, University of Leeds, UK.

    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, Canada

    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