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The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics

1st Edition

Edited by Manel Lacorte


700 pages

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of Hispanic applied linguistics, allowing students to understand the field from a variety of perspectives and offering insight into the ever-growing number of professional opportunies afforded to Spanish language program graduates. The goal of this book is to re-contextualize the notion of applied linguistics as simply the application of theoretical linguistic concepts to practical settings and to consider it as its own field that addresses language-based issues and problems in a real-world context. The book is organized into five parts: 1) perspectives on learning Spanish 2) issues and environments in Spanish teaching 3) Spanish in the professions 4) the discourses of Spanish and 5) social and political contexts for Spanish. The book’s all-inclusive coverage gives students the theoretical and sociocultural context for study in Hispanic applied linguistics while offering practical information on its application in the professional sector.


'Globally, this volume is an extremely valuable contribution that fills a gap that had only been fragmentally filled in the field, and that to the best of our knowledge is not matched by other current studies in extension, depth or how well they succeed to show the intricate relation between the job market, linguistics and society.' - Antonio Fábregas, Borealis, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University

'The variety of perspectives and traditions represented in this handbook, besides reflecting the maturity of the field, defines its truly international and interdisciplinary character, making it an excellent resource for students, teachers, and researchers who are interested in the field of applied linguistics and its professional applications.' - Elisa Gironzetti, Texas A&M University

"…this volume has a lot to offer and would make an excellent addition to the personal or institutional library of the applied linguist interested in Spanish. Notable aspects include the balance between breadth and depth of coverage of the field, the emphasis on historical context, the clear connections between related subareas, and the recommended resources at the end of each chapter…It also has the potential to generate new ideas for one’s own research through “cross-pollination,” that is, being exposed to the latest theories, methods, and empirical research in related fields that a specialist in one area may not keep up with otherwise. Other benefits of having access to this manual include the ease of locating key references and information about the various subfields of applied linguistics and the opportunity to assign one or more chapters to students in a Spanish applied linguistics course, either as core readings or as a starting point for a research project." - Rachel L. Shively, Illinois State University

"[This volume] would give graduate students an overview of different fields being researched currently in Spanish SLA and applied linguistics because it covers a very wide range of topics and describes current research and history of the fields. It also covers sociocultural theory, service learning, cognitive and generative perspectives, and education and teaching applications…this book is a very comprehensive survey of Hispanic applied linguistics that provides instructors, researchers, and students, with a wealth of information to use as reference." - Alonso Abad Macheño, Guilford College, Hispania Vol. 99

Table of Contents

Introduction Manel Lacorte Part I: Perspectives on learning Spanish 1. "Sociocultural perspectives" Marta Antón 2. "Perspectives on Spanish SLA from pragmatics and discourse" J. César Félix-Brasdefer and Dale Koike 3. "Cognitive approaches to Spanish SLA" Cristina Sanz 4. "Generative perspectives" Juana M. Liceras 5. "Sociolinguistic perspectives" Andrew Lynch Part II: Issues and environments in Spanish teaching 6. "Methodological approaches and realities" Manel Lacorte 7. "Teacher education" Susana Pastor Cesteros and Manel Lacorte 8. "Spanish as a heritage language" Marta Fairclough 9. "Program articulation and management" Gillian Lord and Christina Isabelli 10. "Service-learning/Aprendizaje-servicio as a global practice in Spanish" Lisa Rabin 11. "Content-based programs and Spanish and the professions" Carol A. Klee 12. "Hispanic literatures and cultures throughout the curriculum" Kimberly A. Nance 13. "Towards online and hybrid courses" Idoia Elola and Ana Oskoz 14. "Emerging technological contexts for teaching Spanish" Julie Sykes 15. "The assessment and evaluation of Spanish" Teresa Bordón and Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro 16. "Critical approaches to teaching Spanish as a local-foreign language" Jennifer Leeman Part III: Spanish in the professions 17. "Translation" Miguel Á. Jiménez-Crespo 18. "Interpreting" Luis Cerezo 19. "Spanish lexicography" Aquilino Sánchez and Moisés Almela 20. "Computational Hispanic linguistics" Mª Antónia Martí and Mariona Taulé 21. "Hispanic corpus linguistics" Guillermo Rojo 22. "Publishing" Ernesto Martín Peris and Jorge H. Cubillos 23. "Forensic Spanish" Susan Berk-Seligson 24. "Spanish in the health professions" Glenn Martínez 25. "Special educators and Spanish" Roberta Z. Lavine and Christine G. Goode Part IV: The discourses of Spanish 26. "Academic and professional discourse"Adriana Bolívar and Giovanni Parodi27. "Discourse in institutions" Isolda E. Carranza 28. "Media discourse" Irene Fonte and Rodney Williamson 29. "Commercial discourse" Carmen López Ferrero and Cristian González Arias 30. "Intercultural communication discourse" Sandra López-Rocha and Elisabeth Arévalo-Guerrero 31. "Politics and discourse" Elvira N. de Arnoux and Juan E. Bonnin Part V: Social and political contexts for Spanish 32. "The politics of Spanish in the world" Laura Villa and José del Valle 33. "Language policy and planning: Spanish in the US" Reynaldo F. Macías 34. "Language policy and planning: Latin America" Juan C. Godenzzi and Inge Sichra 35. "Spanish language and migrations" Francisco Moreno-Fernández 36. "Spanish and Hispanic bilingualism" Ofelia García and Ricardo Otheguy

About the Editor

Manel Lacorte is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics at the School of Languages, Literatures, and Culture at University of Maryland, College Park.

About the Series

Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics provide comprehensive overviews of the key topics in applied linguistics. All entries for the handbooks are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics are the ideal resource for both advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students.

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