Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

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Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the full scope of applied linguistics.

Incorporating both socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives, the book maps the diverse and constantly expanding range of theories, methods and issues faced by students and practitioners alike. Practically oriented and ideally suited to students new to the subject area, the book provides in-depth coverage of:

  • language teaching and education, literacy and language disorders
  • language variation and world Englishes
  • language policy and planning
  • lexicography and forensic linguistics
  • multilingualism and translation.

Including real data and international examples, the book features further reading and exercises in each chapter, fieldwork suggestions and a full glossary of key terms. An interactive Companion Website also provides a wealth of additional resources.

This book will be essential reading for students studying applied linguistics, TESOL, general linguistics, and education at the advanced undergraduate or master's degree level. It is also the ideal gateway for practitioners to better understand the wider scope of their work.

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About the author (2011)

Christopher J. Hall is a University Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Languages and Linguistics at York St John University in the UK, close to where he was born. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca and Second Language Acquisition, with particular emphasis on lexical development and use.¿ After obtaining his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Southern California in 1987, he worked for many years at the University of the Americas (UDLA) in Puebla, Mexico, where he coordinated the MA programme in Second Language Teaching, chaired the Department of Languages and conducted research on multilingual vocabulary development. He is the author of Morphology and Mind (Routledge, 1992) and An Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Breaking the Language Spell (Continuum, 2005).

Patrick H. Smith is Associate Professor of Literacy/Biliteracy at The University of Texas at El Paso in the US. He conducts research, writes and teaches about the language and literacy practices of multilingual families, communities and schools, with emphasis on the literacies of Mexico and the US-Mexico borderlands. After obtaining his MA in TESOL at the School for International Training and PhD in Language, Reading & Culture at the University of Arizona, he taught applied linguistics for many years at the University of the Americas (UDLA) in Puebla, Mexico. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters published in English and Spanish, and is the co-author of Key Decisions in US History: A Participatory Approach (1997). His new book, to be published by Routledge in Spring 2011, is Mapping Applied Linguistics. A Guide for Students and Practitioners, co-authored with Christopher J. Hall and Rachel Wicaksono.

Rachel Wicaksono is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for the MA in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) at York St John University in the UK. She conducts research, writes and lectures in the areas of TESOL, English as a Lingua Franca, classroom language, mixed language group work and the internationalisation of UK universities. She is currently researching, with colleagues at York St John and Suzhou University of Science and Technology, teachers' attitudes to varieties of English.

Rachel has taught, trained teachers, inspected and managed language (and technology) programmes and schools in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sweden and the UK. She is the author of Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners, co-authored with Patrick H. Smith and Christopher J. Hall, published by Routledge in 2011.

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