Controversies in Applied Linguistics
Edited by Barbara Seidlhofer
There are several issues in English teaching on which applied linguists take very different positions: e.g. linguistic imperialism, the validity of critical discourse analysis, the pedagogic relevance of corpus descriptions of language, the theoretical bases of second language acquisition research, the nature of applied linguistics itself. This book presents exchanges between scholars arguing different positions, and directs attention to the key points at issue.
- Part of: Oxford Applied Linguistics
- ISBN: 978-0-19-437444-6
- Pages: 360
- Binding: Paperback
- Dimensions: 234x156 mm
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Part of... Oxford Applied Linguistics
The core foundations of applied linguistics have long been located in exploring language as it is used in the world and in finding solutions to language-based problems. Modern applied linguistics is interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, being informed by research spanning psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, education, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and other areas of the cognitive, learning, and information sciences.
The goal of the OUP Applied Linguistics Series is to influence the quality of language education through publishing and disseminating relevant scholarship and research.
The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.The scope of the series includes:
- second language acquisition
- bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
- language pedagogy and teacher education
- testing and assessment
- language planning and policy
- language internationalization
- technology-mediated communication
- discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis
List of texts
Section 1 The global spread of English
Section 2 Corpus Linguistics and language teaching
Section 3 Critical discourse analysis
Section 4 Second language acquisition
Section 5 The nature of applied linguistics
Working with controversies: Study questions
- 'As a resource for teacher educators, it would be hard to overestimate the value and potential of this book.' - IATEFL Teacher Training and Education E-Newsletter, July 2004