1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

Edited By James Simpson Copyright 2011
    752 Pages
    by Routledge

    752 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics.

    The five sections of the volume encompass a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives:

    • applied linguistics in action
    • language learning, language education
    • language, culture and identity
    • perspectives on language in use
    • descriptions of language for applied linguistics.

    The forty-seven chapters connect knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. The volume as a whole highlights the role of applied linguistics, which is to make insights drawn from language study relevant to such decision-making.

    The chapters are written by specialists from around the world. Each one provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new technology in the area. Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics is an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics.

    Editorial board: Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Amy Tsui.




    Introduction: Applied linguistics in the contemporary world

    James Simpson


    Section 1. Applied linguistics in action


    Language policy and planning

    Lionel Wee


    Business communication

    Vijay Bhatia and Aditi Bhatia


    Translation and interpreting

    Mona Baker and Luis Pérez-González



    Thierry Fontenelle


    The media

    Anne O’Keeffe


    Institutional discourse

    Celia Roberts


    Medical communication

    Sarah Collins, Sarah Peters and Ian Watt


    Clinical linguistics

    Michael Perkins and Sara Howard


    Language and ageing

    Kees de Bot and Nienke van der Hoeven


    Forensic linguistics

    Frances Rock


    Section 2. Language learning, language education


    Key concepts in language learning and language education

    Diane Larsen-Freeman


    Second language acquisition

    Lourdes Ortega


    Language teaching methodology

    Scott Thornbury


    Technology and language learning

    Richard Kern


    Language teacher education

    Simon Borg


    Bilingual education

    Ingrid Gogolin


    English for academic purposes

    Nigel Harwood and Bojana Petrić


    Language testing

    Barry O’Sullivan


    Classroom discourse

    Amy Tsui


    Language socialisation

    Agnes He


    Section 3. Language, culture and identity



    Claire Kramsch



    Bonny Norton



    Judith Baxter



    Roxy Harris


    Sign languages

    Bencie Woll and Rachel Sutton-Spence


    World Englishes

    Andy Kirkpatrick and David Deterding


    Linguistic imperialism

    Suresh Canagarajah and Selim Ben Said



    Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter


    Language and migration

    Mike Baynham


    Section 4. Perspectives on language in use


    Discourse analysis

    Guy Cook


    Critical discourse analysis

    Kieran O’Halloran



    Elisabeth Ahlsén



    John Field


    Sociocultural and cultural-historical theories of language development

    Steven L. Thorne and Thomas Tasker



    Carmen Llamas


    Linguistic ethnography

    Janet Maybin and Karin Tusting



    Doris S. Warriner



    Elena Semino


    Section 5. Descriptions of language for applied linguistics



    Michael Swan



    Joe Barcroft, Norbert Schmitt and Gretchen Sunderman


    Phonetics and phonology

    Helen Fraser


    Corpus linguistics

    Svenja Adolphs and Phoebe Lin


    Cognitive linguistics

    Hans-Jörg Schmid and Friedrich Ungerer


    Systemic functional linguistics

    Lynne Young


    Generative grammar

    Shigenori Wakabayashi


    The emergence of language as a complex adaptive system

    Nick C. Ellis



    Theo van Leeuwen





    James Simpson is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, University of Leeds.

    "This is a superb collection of chapters that illustrates the robustness of applied linguistics. The volume coherently documents the fact that the field has come a long way since its early focus on the teaching and learning of languages beyond the first. Anyone interested in understanding the scope of applied linguistics at the start of the 21st century would do well to consult this work." - James P. Lantolf, Penn State University, USA

    "An amazingly broad and comprehensive account of the diverse areas that make up Applied Linguistics today, giving both their history and up-to-date accounts of their state. Students and researchers will be reminded of the richness and complexity of the discipline.They will find it a useful source of information on a wide variety of topics." - Vivian Cook, University of Newcastle, UK

    "...an authoritative and worthwhile addition to the general literature on applied linguistics." - Jinrui Li, University of Waikato