Critical Applied Linguistics: A Critical Introduction

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Routledge, 2001 - Education - 224 pages
This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation and other language-related domains. Covering both critical theory and domains of practice, the book is organized around five themes: the politics of knowledge, the politics of language, the politics of texts, the politics of pedagogy, and the politics of difference. It is an important text for anyone involved in applied linguistics, TESOL, language education, or other language-related fields.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing Critical Applied Linguistics
1
Chapter 2 The Politics of Knowledge
21
Chapter 3 The Politics of Language
40
Chapter 4 The Politics of Text
65
Chapter 5 The Politics of Pedagogy
101
Chapter 6 The Politics of Difference
125
Chapter 7 Applied Linguistics With an Attitude
147
References
159
Author Index
175
Subject Index
179
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