Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners
`Mapping Applied Linguistics is far and away the best introduction to applied linguistics we have to date. But it is more than that. It is a major contribution to the very definition and foundations of the field. It will be viewed as a seminal book.' James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, US
`The authors of Mapping Applied Linguistics have included broad socio-cultural and critical perspectives on the key issues and methodologies in applied linguistics. It is written in language that is accessible to the general reader as well as advanced undergraduate or postgraduate students. It will provide a much-needed comprehensive introduction to the field.' Angel Lin, University of Hong Kong
`This book covers an impressively wide range of topics that are of interest to students of applied linguistics. It offers a detailed discussion of the fundamentals of a number of sub-disciplines with the help of a variety of fascinating examples and case studies, all presented in a lively and accessible style.' Geri Popova, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
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, each chapter demonstrates how applied linguists can investigate the role of language in an individual's or group's real-world problem, and the potential solutions available.
Including real data and international examples from Latin America, South-East Asia, the US and the UK, 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, including ideas for research projects, links to key websites and sample answers to the chapter exercises. A reader forum allows students and practitioners to share experiences and concerns.
Providing a dynamic and thorough overview of the rapidly growing field of applied linguistics, 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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