Critical Applied Linguistics

A Critical Introduction

By Alastair Pennycook

© 2001 – Routledge

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About the Book

This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation and other language-related domains. Covering both critical theory and domains of practice, the book is organized around five themes: the politics of knowledge, the politics of language, the politics of texts, the politics of pedagogy, and the politics of difference. It is an important text for anyone involved in applied linguistics, TESOL, language education, or other language-related fields.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introducing Critical Applied Linguistics. The Politics of Knowledge. The Politics of Language. The Politics of Text. The Politics of Pedagogy. The Politics of Difference. Applied Linguistics With an Attitude.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education