The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

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Robert B. Kaplan
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 641 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics is the first reference of its kind, containing forty original chapters on a broad range of topics in applied linguistics by a diverse group of contributors. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field, the many connections among its various sub-disciplines, and the likely directions of its future development. The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics addresses a broad audience: applied linguists; educators and other scholars working in language acquisition, language learning, language planning, teaching, and testing; and linguists concerned with applications of their work.

Early applied linguistics was predominantly associated with language-teaching. While this relationship continues, the field has long since diversified, becoming increasingly inter-related and multi-disciplinary. The volume addresses the diversity of questions facing applied linguists today: What is the place of applied linguistics in the architecture of the university? Where does applied linguistics fit into the sociology of knowledge? What are the questions that applied linguistics ought to be addressing? What are the dominant paradigms guiding research in the field? What kinds of problems can be solved through the mediation of applied linguistics? What aspects of linguistics can be empirically applied to language-based problems, and what spaces resist such application? What will new students of applied linguistics need to know in the coming years?

Systematically encompassing the major areas of applied linguistics-and drawing from a wide range of disciplines such as education, language policy, bi- and multi-lingualism, literacy, language and gender, psycholinguistics/cognition, language and computers, discourse analysis, language and concordinances, ecology of language, pragmatics, translation, psycholinguistics and cognition, and many other fields-the editors and contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics provide a panoramic and comprehensive look at this complex and vigorous field.
  

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Contents

An Emerging Discipline for
3
Research Approaches in Applied Linguistics
13
SPEAKING LISTENING
25
Questions of Level
39
Reading in a Second Language
49
Second Language Writing
60
Discourse Analysis and Applied Linguistics
73
Formal Linguistic Perspectives
87
BILINGUALISM AND THE INDIVIDUAL
275
The Bilingual Lexicon
301
Language Contact
325
Pidgins and Creoles
335
Narrowing Its Spread as
352
Language Shift and Language Revitalization
365
Ecology of Languages
374
Methodologies for Policy and Planning
391

Sociocultural Theory
104
Identity and Language Learning
115
Cognitive Perspectives
124
Social Psychological Perspective
160
An Interactionist Perspective
170
Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition
182
THE STUDY
193
Communicative TaskBased and ContentBased
207
Bilingual Education
229
VARIATION IN LANGUAGE USE
243
Language Uses in Professional Contexts
262
Unplanned Language Planning
404
Limitations of Language Policy and Planning
416
Translation
429
Interpretation
443
LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
457
Technology in Standardized Language Assessments
471
TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
485
ComputerAssisted Language Learning
498
Where to from Here?
509
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Robert B. Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern California.

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