Controversies in Applied Linguistics
Cornelsen, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 346 pages
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.
Corpus linguistics and language teaching
Critical discourse analysis
Second language acquisition
The nature of applied linguistics
Applied Linguistics approach argue argument authors British Carter claims communication competence concept concerned considered constituted context controversies conversation corpus countries course critical cultural discourse analysis discussion distinction effect English evidence example experience fact Fairclough field foreign global identity important individual interaction interest International interpretation involved issues Journal kind knowledge language learning language teaching learners London Long look matter meaning native nature Oxford participants particular pedagogic perspective Phillipson policies political position possible practice present problems production question Quirk Rampton reading reality reason reference relations relationship relevant response role second language acquisition seems sense social social identity sociolinguistic speak speakers spoken standard suggest talk teachers theoretical theory understanding University Press varieties Widdowson