2nd Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics Volumes One and Two

    844 Pages 20 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 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.

    Volume 1

    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


    Volume 2

    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



    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, 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