Applied Linguistics as Social Science

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Alison Sealey, Bob Carter
A&C Black, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 239 pages
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Applied Linguistics as Social Science surveys the increasing dialogue between linguistics and social theory. The book shows how social theory, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics share a set of common concerns, and how an analysis of these to produce a social scientific account of applied linguistics helps to explain the interaction between social structures, human agents and language. Foreword Introduction Making connections: some key issues in social theory and applied linguistics Sociology and ideas about language Language as a cultural emergent property Researching language learning: theories, evidence, claims Social categories and theoretical descriptions Social domain theory: interpreting intercultural communication Language in the world: properties and powers A social realist approach to research in applied linguistics

 

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Contents

some key issues in social theory
5
Sociology and ideas about language
34
Language as a cultural emergent property
60
theories evidence
85
Social categories and theoretical descriptions
107
interpreting intercultural
128
properties and powers
156
A social realist approach to research in applied
183
References
211
Index
235
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Alison Sealey is Senior Lecturer in Modern English Language at the University of Birmingham. Bob Carter is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Warwick.

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